MySQL Tools & Co. are very nice and smart toys, 'though sometimes DB Admins like to overcomplicate things that should be easy and simple. Over time and experience, I developed a specific taste for the following mysqldump options: mysqldump -u root -p - -add-drop-databases - -add-drop-table - -databases DB_NAME > filename.sql Beware of the dreaded… Read More


  If you are in the process of deploying a new CA, and you are thinking of issuing Certs that use SHA512 Hashes, think again! (From https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2973337):"If you currently use SHA512 certificates, and do not have this update installed, you may have problems in one or more of the following scenarios by using TLS 1.2:… Read More


  [UPDATE - 2016/Jul/30 - Windows 10 Support and Recommendations]:   Thanks to Microsoft's policy of backwards compatibility, Windows 10 supports Autologin, so the below "ORIGINAL ARTICLE" instructions still do work. 'Though, before setting up Password-less Autologin on Windows 10, you might wish to investigate if your device supports Windows Hello and (if not), perhaps… Read More


  As I said on my previous post titled "3 ways to grant “Local Admin” permissions to Domain Users": There are 2 ways to use Restricted Groups. The first way simply adds New Users along the pre-existing Local Administrators Users (within the (Local) "Administrators"-Group). The second way resets (ie. deletes/wipes) ALL the pre-existing Local Administrators Users… Read More


  There are three ways (that I know of..), to grant “Local Machine” Administrator credentials to a Windows Domain User: lusr-method (!). "Restricted Groups" / Secure Restricted Groups (convenient for that funny bunch). “Secure Local Administrators” (a-la Alan's way).   lusrmgr.msg. to grant “Local Machine” Administrator permissions to a Windows Domain User through lusrmgr.msc: Remotely… Read More


  2 Options. When you need to provision a new Windows program to by multiple Users (ie. that remotely login to the same TS/RDS Host), you have 2 options. Setup.EXE VS Setup.MSI If your app comes packaged with a 3rd party installer (generally "Setup.EXE"), you'll need to manually place your TS/RDS Host into "Install Mode".… Read More


Alcatel OmniPCX requires a .wav format file sampled in PCM 8000 kHz, 8 bits, mono - full stop. 3, 2, 1...action! Record your voice message as a wav file. To record a voice prompt, you may simply... Run "Windows sound recorder". Record a wma (or a wav) file. Then you'll need to convert your message… Read More


Thanks to the following (awesome) blog post: http://blog.ryankempt.com/2012/09/windows-library-add-non-indexed-location.html, today I was able to add/show non-indexed network locations into my Documents Library. This workaround is especially useful whenever you're storing, say, your family Pictures on a (Linux-based) NAS that does not support indexing. For convenience’s sake, I’ll report what's involved the way "it worked for me":… Read More


  In case you missed how to get the free Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade, here's a quick rundown of what's involved: 1) Install http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40098 and restart as requested. 2) Open the Windows Store "As Administrator". 3) Click (or tap) on the huge "Update to Windows 8.1 for free"-tile & Select Download. The download… Read More