ToolTip: System Sherlock Lite

Came across a nice FREE standalone utility called System Sherlock developed.by zetConsultants System Sherlock allows you to take snapshot of the file system and registry and compare the changes. You can run the GUI or command line version. The command line version can come in handy when you want to integrate a before/after snapshot into a script. The tools is easy to use. First define what you want to include into the snapshot and define Read More …

ToolTip: LightScreen (Screen Capture Utility)

Here’s yet another FREE screen capture utility I’ve come across. LightScreen allows you to capture the entire screen, just a Window or an area of the screen. LightScreen can be downloaded from here

How to prevent pending updates from installing when shutting down Windows

The meeting should have finished since 10 minutes but they keep on talking, you look at your watch and notice that you only have a few minutes until you need to leave the office so that you catch your train. Finally the call ended and you shutdown your machine, but then you get that message “Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 5”. Great, that train is probably going Read More …

ToolTip: Attribute Changer

While writing a script that checks the number of days between now and when a particular folder is created I found this Windows Explorer extension called Attribute Changer. Very handy utility when you need to change the creation date of a file or folder to simulate an earlier or later date.  Attribute Changer can be downloaded from here

ToolTip: Webcam Diagnostics

Webcam Diagnostics is a simple assistant which gathers many system and webcam-related information in a single place. It makes it easy to identify driver installation problems or USB issues: red circles will signal serious issues and yellow triangles will signal minor issues. Right-click a reported issue to access the context menu and click the Fix menu (if available) so that the program attempts to fix the issue or shows you a possible way to fix Read More …

ToolTip: Copy Handler

You probably know that problem, you’ve started copying a bunch of files or folders from A to B and BANG at some stage you get an error or maybe you just have to move to another place and don’t have network connectivity for a short while. Copy Handler can help here. Although Copy Handler also supports “moving” data, I do personally actually never move data, but rather first copy and then delete. Well possible that Read More …

PSExec launch script

Tired of typing the psexec command with all the command line options? Here’s a short PsExec launch script I wrote today. Using this allows you to just type the remote computer’s computer name or IP address and then launches the command prompt. @echo off Echo SET user= ADD USERNAME HERE SET pwd= ADD PASSWORD HERE :START SET /P Node=Computername or IP Address: IF "%node%"=="" GOTO :START Echo. Echo Starting PSEXEC on %node% Echo. psexec -u Read More …

ToolTip: Dummy File Creator

A while back I wrote about how to create empty files using FSUTIL a windows build-in command line tool for managing FAT and NTFS file systems. Today I found a nice little free utility called Dummy File Creator created by Nikko Cheng. You can use the GUI version (dummy.exe) or if you want to include generating dummy files within a script you can use the command-line based version (DummyCMD.exe). Dummy File Creator can be downloaded Read More …

ToolTip: CaptureScreen

Here’s another FREE Screen capture utility. Just download and run, no installation needed. Download and documentation can be found here

ToolTip: RAMMon–Retrieve Memory Module Information

Plan to add more RAM to your PC? What memory module do you need? Here’s a nice FREE (for personal use) tool called RAMMon. RAMMon is an easy to use Windows based application that allows users to quickly retrieve the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data from their RAM modules. It will allow users to identify a multitude of attributes, of which, includes the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and Read More …