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Oct
17
revised How to batch convert files from command line?
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Oct
17
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
16
answered How to batch convert files from command line?
Oct
15
comment Get-ChildItem | tree gives me a wierdly formatted tree
Interesting point here, but I must say my experience differs - tree output is the same regardless of using console or ISE. Do you have the community extensions installed, or is this using CMD's tree?
Oct
15
comment Get-ChildItem | tree gives me a wierdly formatted tree
@MHA - Please provide the output of Get-Command tree.
Oct
15
comment Get-ChildItem | tree gives me a wierdly formatted tree
@Eris Tree is available in PowerShell community extensions. However, the OP hasn't explicitly mentioned whether they're using that or if PowerShell is falling back to CMD's tree command.
Oct
15
comment How to use Windows's RemoteDesktopConnection even after restarting the system?
@ArdeshirIzadi Any particular reason you don't have a router/switch between the systems? That'll probably help a lot.
Oct
15
comment Can't telnet to port 3389 on computer on same network
Are these on wired or wireless computers? Are they both on the same side of the router? (i.e.: Both on LAN side?) If one or both are wireless, check your router for a feature called something like "Wireless Client Isolation". You might also want to try PowerShell as an alternative for testing the ports. Test-NetConnection 128.159.1.1 -Port 3389. This does both a ping and TCP connect test.
Oct
15
comment How to bypass the “secure connection failed” warning in Firefox 33
It's also possible you're encountering a known bug which appears to have been around since FF 31.
Oct
15
comment How to bypass the “secure connection failed” warning in Firefox 33
I'm leaning towards "different error" also. Just updated to Firefox 33 and the "Connection is Untrusted" dialog is unchanged for me. A change like you're suggesting (removal of user choice for invalid certificates) would break so much on web interfaces across corporate intranets, many parts on the Internet, and especially SOHO devices like cable modems and WiFi routers. It's more likely that there's an actual problem connecting to the server or something. Have you tried other HTTPS sites which have known-invalid certificates?
Oct
15
answered Windows CURL download file- special char in URL
Oct
15
comment Windows CURL download file- special char in URL
Which version of Windows are you using? PowerShell may be a more appropriate tool for you. If you have Win7 SP1, you'll need to update it to PowerShell 3.0 to get access to the essential cmdlets. Windows 8 or later has 3.0 baked in.
Oct
15
comment How to use Windows's RemoteDesktopConnection even after restarting the system?
Keep in mind that all services on a system aren't going to be fully available the second you press the on switch. Even after it's booted to the login screen, there may still be background applications and utilities that have not yet completed launching. So, don't be surprised if RDP isn't available just a few seconds after the login screen shows up. If you've waited several minutes since the login screen was available, and port 3389 still isn't responding but the system is otherwise reachable (pingable), then there's probably an issue with the RDP service startup or other network services.
Oct
15
comment How to use Windows's RemoteDesktopConnection even after restarting the system?
To remove some networking issues from the equation, set the server to a static IP and try connecting to it by IP address instead of hostname. If that doesn't work, do some basic network troubleshooting. Try pinging the IP. If ping responds but RDP still doesn't work, do a TCP connection test to port 3389 to make sure the service is listening for your connection. (You can use any number of third-party utilities for this, or PowerShell.
Oct
15
comment How to use Windows's RemoteDesktopConnection even after restarting the system?
You say they're connected over Ethernet but nothing is said of the intervening infrastructure - is it a direct connection, with a single cable connecting the two computers, or are there any switches/routers in between? Is the server set up to use DHCP or a static IP? If DHCP, do you have an IP reservation configured for the server? Are you trying to RDP using hostname or IP address - does one work, but not the other? How long are you waiting after the reboot to log in?
Oct
12
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Oct
9
comment Can not access computer on Windows network (0x80070035 The network path was not found)
Have you checked for a feature called "WiFi Client Isolation" (or similar) on your router?
Oct
9
comment Locate files relating to MS Security Essentials scan result
It looks like you could just remove the items from the whitelist and do a re-scan - then MSE should tell you where they're detected during the rescan, if they're still actually on the system at all.
Oct
9
revised Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name
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Oct
8
comment Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name
@JoshFink Ah, the parenthesis are needed sometimes too. Good catch.