ToolTip: PwrTest (Testing Windows Power Management)

While reading the Microsoft Whitepaper Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues Affecting Windows Power Management I came across a utility called PwrTest that can be used to diagnose sleep reliability issues and more… The below list shows the various options the tool provides. Scenario Description sleep for sleep/resume transition testing battery for battery information testing info for system capabilities information es for thread execution state changes idle for power idle statistics ppm for processor power management testing Read More …

The GatherNetworkinfo.vbs Script

I recently read the whitepaper“Using Windows Script Host and COM to Hack Windows” that is mentioning the GatherNetworkinfo.vbs script I hadn’t paid attention to yet. The gathernetworkinfo.vbs script comes by default with every Windows 7 installation and is located within the C:\Windows\System32\ folder. The script does collect various networking information about the Windows 7 system and its configuration and dumps the information into the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder. On a system where the script hasn’t been executed Read More …

Group Policy Settings for Silverlight 4 – FIXED

On the Microsoft Silverlight website you will find a page that describes the available Group Policy Settings for Silverlight as well as the content for the ADMX and ADML file. But… it doesn’t work because the code on the web contains a bug and a section is missing. Within the silverlight.admx there is an unnecessary space and within the silverlight.amdl the section for SET_ALLOW_MAXIMUM_ISOLATED_STORAGE and ALLOW_MAXIMUM_ISOLATED_STORAGE_HELP is completely missing.  To get the Silverlight GPO working Read More …

ToolTip: Path Copy Copy

During my bi-weekly CodePlex browsing session, I came across this nice little utility called Path Copy Copy which is an Explorer add-in for copying file or folder paths. Download Path Copy Copy from here