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Create a zero-byte file

During the installation of Visual Studio 6 on Windows 7, it is necessary to create a zero-byte file called MSJAVA.DLL in the Windows directory. The mere presence of a file with this name will allow installation to proceed. Without it, installation dies.

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.

Giant Windows Registry Hacks List

Looking to change the behavior of your Windows 7 computer? Maybe you need to enable or disable some functionality, make it run faster, lock it down from prying eyes? This post contains a pile of great registry hacks.

Windows XP Setup.INI

WinXPs setupp.ini controls how the CD acts. IE is it an OEM version or retail? First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP CD. Open it up, it'll look something like this:

Install Roles on Windows via PowerShell

Just because you don't have a GUI on your Windows Server 2012 doesn't mean you can't install roles and features at will. Use PowerShell, and the job gets easy.

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Weekly link directory culling complete

I've just completed the weekly cleanup of the Link Directory, and removed 29 invalid entries.

Coming Soon: Klickitat

Klickitat is a command-line driven directory mirroring tool.

The Push

The push is a pretty in depth process. There are several checks taken before the file is actually scheduled to execute on the target machine. Here is what happens when you click the "Begin Push" button in the main window:

comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies missing

ComDLG32.OCX is the Windows common dialog control, used by Pusher during file open and save operations.

Logging Information

All processes in Pusher are logged. Everything that appears in the "Thought Processes" section of the main window gets logged to a date-stamped file in in the logs directory. Each entry is time stamped, and encoded for viewing within the Log Viewer of Pusher, but can also be viewed with any text editor.

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Verify that a user is a member of a specific group

The function accepts a username (eg. s009999) and a groupname (eg. ITBranch), and uses an LDAP Query to verify whether the username is a member of groupname in Active Directory.

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VB6 and WIN7

I think I entered question in wrong spot. I have a vb6 program which an end user clicks a file name in the file box on a form(vb6 program in florida). The pdf is located on a separate machine in New Jersey. When they the click the fle name the vb6 calls a sql 2000 stored procedure on the NJ machine which executes a com on the New Jersey machine which renames the pdf and also copies it to another pdf using filecopy in the com in the same directory. The problem is that the file box on the form in FLA does not refresh so the old name is still there. After 10 seconds or so it will refresh.

VB6 Forgets Compilation Directory

When I use VB6 on Windows 7, vb no longer remembers the location of the directory to where I build my file. It remembers the last directory to which I build at file in any project. This means I often erroneously build project A into project B's directory. This happens on three different machines I have at work, so it's not unique to one development machine.

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