I recently bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. While waiting for the release of Windows 7, I got comfortable with my system and customized all of my settings including the system tray’s notification icons. All was well and my new laptop began feeling like home. That […]
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You may receive an error “There is no script engine for file extension” while attempting to run .vbs files in Windows. This error can occur if no default scripting engine is set, the VBScript module is not correctly registered, or the .vbs file class settings are broken.
The default User Account Control (UAC) settings in Windows Vista and Windows 7 prevent you from performing many task on the command line. Performing administrative tasks such as executing batch or script files that require administrative permissions will require you to use an Elevated Command Prompt, or a command prompt with elevated permissions that […]
“I am running Windows XP. I need to execute VBS scripts to run functions in other programs. I had no problem until some security program disabled execution of VBS Scripts. Now all I get is code Notepad and the VBS Scripts don’t execute. How do I get Windows to execute VBS Scripts again?” - Peter […]
Today I’m going to show you another method of hiding a logical volume in My Computer or Windows Explorer using Local Group Policies. This is useful because the setting can be made on a per user basis.
There are many reasons why you might want to hide or remove a logical disk volume in Windows. Perhaps you are maintaining a backup partition and want to hide it to help ensure its integrity. In any case, removing a logical disk volume in Windows is a pretty simple procedure.
The Luhn Algorithm is a simple checksum formula that is used to verify a variety of different numbers including most credit cards. Outside of verifying funds it provides the most accurate means of verifying credit card numbers by preventing typographical errors.
Have you ever had a frequently used folder such as a web root or download folder that you had to navigate to on a regular basis and wished you could just access using a drive letter? Did you know that it is very possible and quite easy to map a drive letter to a […]
When creating web pages and WSH scripts that send email it sometimes necessary to test the IIS SMTP service to ensure that it is properly handling and sending email. The technique I’ll be demonstrating today can be used locally or for testing the SMTP service on a remote server.
As the Windows Guru, I spend a lot of time in forums answering Windows and Windows Scripting related questions. Quite frequently I respond to users who are receiving some form of an error message–and in almost every case, the error message is incomplete or incorrectly worded. For obvious reasons this makes diagnosis difficult, […]