Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

The mysterious case of a crashing server (LanmanServer) service

July 27th, 2013 No comments

A few days ago, we had mysterious issues with one of our Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machines. The problem was noticed, because an information popped up in the system tray, of other terminal servers, that the Remote Desktop Licensing Service is not available on the network.

The source server of the problem was found pretty easy. After a troubeshooting for a while, i found out, that the problem-machine is not available via UNC-Path’s and Named Pipes.

If i tried: net use \\<troublemachine> from a remote system i received the error message, that the system is not available. So i searched for the service, that is responsible for providing this services, and this is the server service also known as LanmanServer. Read more…

Windows Terminalserver Farm & 8dot3 names

March 14th, 2011 No comments

Hey Folks!

currently i’m on the way to deploy a Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal server farm. One server is already up and running productive and the other is one step before going online. I work a lot of with GPO’s and user roaming profiles, to ensure to have excatly the same configuration on the new server for all users. Also i use control panel restrictions to display only neccessary .CPL’s to the user.

And one special control panel addin, what is shipped with the MS Office suite ML32CFG.CPL (responsilbe for configuring MS Outlook MAPI Profile), i discovered how important it is, to ensure that applications have to be installed in the same order as on the other terminal servers. Why, you may ask….because, of the 8dot3-names (8.3) and the windows internal file/path handling. In some cases the OS calls an an application it tries to use the 8dot3 path / name. Read more…

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Soluto – Anti Frustration Software

June 14th, 2010 No comments

Soluto (

It’s an Awesome Tool, to Speed Up Your System Boot, Fix System Slowdowns

Sound’s very interesting and i’ll give them a try.

found via Lifehacker (…

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Group Policy Search

May 2nd, 2010 No comments

Discovered via Daniel Melanchton’s Technet Blog

This is really a nice Tool to find existing Group Policies easily. The Group Policy Search

Thank’s Daniel for that helpful information.

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Process Uptime Utillity

February 17th, 2009 1 comment

I wrote a small tool, what receives the uptime of an running process. Simply choose a PID of a process and enter it into the tool. This is possible trough input box or over a commandline call.

Download: Process Uptime V0.0.0.2


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Debug Chooser – A tool to choose between multiple Debugger in the Taskmanager

November 27th, 2008 1 comment

The “Debug Chooser” is a tool primary developed to have multiple debugger applications/options in the taskmanager available.

What else can i told you about this tool. All options are configured trough an INI file, you can configure an application timeout, wich ends the debug chooser after a time period and launches the selected application. Its a tiny little application, what saves a lot of work if you have to work with multiple debugger. But it also runs stand alone as well and you mustn’t register it to AeDebug

Here is an sample how the debug chooser is called over the taskmanager.


Please feel free to download it, test it and post me some comments, or feature request for this tool.

File Version:
Supported OS: WIN2000|XP|2003|VISTA
Programming language: AutoIT
Language version:

Debugchooser Setup (V0.0.1.50)

Tool for setting default printers (on Users, local & remote computernames)

March 30th, 2008 No comments

I know there are a lot of tools on the web for setting a default printer depending on different cases. But for me they were all to complex a little bit. I want it more easier and wrote my own SetDefaultPrinter tool wich tries to set a default printer, depending on a username or a local computername or a remote computername (if your users working in terminal server sessions and you have to set the default printer wich ich connected to a special local client).

My tool works as follows…. Read more…

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Backup Tool for Cisco Devices

June 5th, 2007 6 comments

Because i have a lot to do with cisco network environments, i searched for a tool, wich i can use, to backup a amount of cisco network devices quick and easy through TFTP. But i didn’t find any good tool, wich provides this feature. After a lot of research work, i deceided to write my own “Cisco Device Backup Tool”.

The basics on my tool based on a simple theory. One unique username must be configured on all cisco devices, and an easy configurable .ini file wehre i can do the main configuration and backup settings.

For my tool i used the scripting language AutoIT Script. A powerful development kit where you easily can create GUI’s, fuctions and much more things. Since version 3.2.x AutoIt even supports commands to control the Windows TCP stack.

The function of my tool is very simple. Read more…

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Fehlersuche/Troubleanalyse mit dem EventLog und seinen Tools

May 25th, 2007 No comments

Folgende Commandline-Tools sind zur Fehleranalyse unter Windows 2000 | XP | 2003 geeignet:

Das mit cscript startende VB-Script: EventQuery.vbs (ist beim Windows Server 2k3 im Resource Kit mit dabei) und Read more…

Copy To.. Befehl im Kontextmenue anzeigen

May 25th, 2007 No comments

Wer gerne mal schnell files ueber das Kontextmenue kopieren moechte, der kann dies jetzt ganz problemlos machen.

In der Registry gibt es einen Pfad, in dem ein neuer Unterschluessel [Copy To] erstellt werden muss: [HKCR\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To] Read more…

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