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May
18
comment Cancel automatic login with key combination
I would expect that the typical technique for managing this kind of locked-down kiosk system would be via the network. VNC, RDP, Puppet, whatever. You could probably consider this to be more secure as well, since you could remove access to the USB ports at the hardware or driver level. So even if someone reboots the system and tries to type a keyboard combination, they won't get access to a login screen.
May
5
comment My Router's Web interface doesn't have all features i need
I don't know anything about your ISP, but I'm sure they don't want you tampering with their equipment. You should get in touch with them and see if they can provide you with ONLY a DSL modem so you can purchase your own router with whatever features you need. If they require that you use their equipment and won't give you other options, then you're probably out of luck. As for SQL Server--perhaps consider having your new router run a VPN server?
May
5
comment My Router's Web interface doesn't have all features i need
Do you own the router, or is it being provided by your ISP? It may well be that you just need to invest in some better equipment, but if may also be the case that your ISP has restrictions on your connection that they don't want you tampering with. In either case, however, exposing SQL Server to the internet is somewhat anti-recommended.
Apr
7
answered Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page
Apr
7
revised Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page
not about xargs
Apr
7
comment Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page
You are calling the open command. To see what arguments it can accept, type man open.
Mar
27
comment How do I reset the login password on a Mac OS X guest OS running in VMware Fusion?
@mdpc That actually was exactly what I was going for with this question--I wanted to figure out how to, say boot into recovery mode or boot from a "DVD" image that would be able to access the VM's virtual disk. But Spiff's answer still does the trick!
Mar
27
asked Is it possible to NTLM-authenticate telnet on Windows specifying credential?
Mar
22
comment How do computers generate random numbers
Random() isn't magic--this question is about how it works.
Mar
17
asked How do I reset the login password on a Mac OS X guest OS running in VMware Fusion?
Mar
8
answered Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard
Mar
6
answered Use Terminal Server to play on-hold music
Mar
4
comment Use Terminal Server to play on-hold music
Huh, interesting. Are you sure about auto logon? I have a 2008R2 server that does this, but it's also not running RDS.
Mar
4
comment Use Terminal Server to play on-hold music
Do you really need to be able to change the music remotely? Honestly I think the time you'll spend getting this to work flawlessly is worth far more than the money you'd spend just buying one of these.
Feb
28
comment How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable
@Moab I'm well aware, just like to be thorough.
Feb
28
comment How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable
As a practical joke?
Feb
28
answered How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable
Feb
28
comment Sync .IMG To Dropbox Without Reuploading Entire File When Changes Are Made?
@Enigma83 Are you sure that only a single byte of the resulting file is being changed? Depending on the format, a single-byte change of "decoded" data may cause a larger change to the final resulting file.
Feb
24
comment sharing an intranet site across several locations
@krowe Purpose-built routers will likely be more expensive, but you're right that there may be easier out-of-the-box options for this nowadays. The part of this answer that is outdated is DynDNS being free: the company is now called Dyn.com, and this service costs $30/year. But you are wrong about service reliability--unless you are power cycling your modems every 10 minutes, updates are only going to occur every few days, and will be triggered automatically by your router firmware. I've been using it at multiple locations for TEN YEARS and never had any issues.
Feb
18
comment Range extension for new blu ray
+1 - and also, OP could purchase another router since most have a built-in switch, but would then require some more careful configuration to put it into bridge mode.