Finally (did I really just slam up eight posts today?!!) here is a collection of links that may appeal to the sysadmin crowd here at GSD blog.
Fix problems that programs cannot be installed or uninstalled - Microsoft Support FixIT tool. I ran across this tool mentioned as a possible solution maker when I was monitoring the recent spate of Apple iTunes update FAIL that happened just a while ago.
Per the Microsoft Support page link above:
Fix problems that programs cannot be installed or uninstalled.
Automatically repair issues that block program installation or removal because of corrupted registry keys. Find other automated solutions
What it fixes...
- Corrupted registry keys on 64-bit operating systems
- Corrupted registry keys that control the update data
- Problems that prevent new programs from being installed
- Problems that prevent existing programs from being completely uninstalled or updated
- Problems that block you from uninstalling a program through the Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) item in Control Panel
Free Tools for Active Directory Administration - WindowsNetworking.com
…see also Free Active Directory Tools - 4sysops - Mondo list of free AD tools over at 4sysops
Microsoft Resource Monitor Quickstart (by Tony Fortunato) - LoveMyTool blog
Verifying a zeroed disk with zerocheck.sh - TinyApps blog. I need to experiment to see if the script can be ported/work under a Windows port; Is there a way to run Bash scripts on Windows? and win-bash - bash port for Windows. I’ll also dig around to see if there could be a PowerShell method as well.
PowerTip: Mount ISO or VHD File with PowerShell - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog
2 Ways To Convert AVI & MKV Files To Add Videos To iTunes - MakeUseOf blog
And just to prove that Claus isn’t all work and no play…my brother and I hooked up over the weekend and spend a breezy, clear and beautiful day exploring a regional bird-watching park. He tended to go for photos of actual birds. My shots were more of “desktop” background compositions…though I did get more than a few ducks in the frame.
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