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aspenjim

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  1. How can I make a temporary link to permanent files on my server (so as to not give the real links away)? I'm using sbs 2008 for a server. in other words if I have file.exe on my server and want to issue someone a random temp link to it like http://domain.com/abcdefghijklmopqrtstuvwxyz.exe that expires in a couple days..
  2. Cuz I don't know VB. I can barely do a batch script with download.exe and wget.exe. They work great though for what I need. I've had one that I've tweaked for years now. I don't know how to start learning how to make VB scripts but am willing to learn. Thanks... btw i think i used your batch script once upon a time to download windows updates.
  3. I have been working on a batch file to keep antivirus def's up to date for CLI scanning. I've managed to get the info in a couple of xml files, but need to glean one line in each of them and insert the text into my batch file... <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> - <response> - <return> <code>0</code> <desc>Valid key</desc> </return> - <servers> <item weight="10">srv3.directupdates.f-prot.net</item> <item weight="1">files.directupdates.f-prot.net</item> </servers> - <components> - <item type="deffile"> <name>antivir.def</name> <path>/files/defs/v.6/20090724-1439-9c1722e1078540975dd26505a1e775f8/antivir.def</path> - <uniqid> <item type="defid">200907241350b1f2eda5b9dce3692bea07b283f093ef</item> <item type="md5">3adf20033f9d7654d1de9fca2a365e64</item> <item type="sha1">d8fe7d15f9534ceb31f84083a02c2c34f5b5e34c</item> <item type="size">40361941</item> </uniqid> </item> </components> <programversion /> <timestamp utime="1248474272">2009-06-24 22:24:32</timestamp> </response> In this case, I want this line... /files/defs/v.6/20090724-1439-9c1722e1078540975dd26505a1e775f8/antivir.def to be concatenated to my batch file as it changes every day. Would someone mind making a suggestion as to how I can accomplish this? TIA.. aj
  4. Windows Server 2003 or Home Server...?

    Okay, I didn't read the whole thread...
  5. Windows Server 2003 or Home Server...?

    WHS is very cool and costs $99 at newegg.
  6. Problem integrating sata drivers

    i've had that very same problem w/o using nlite and am curious what the solution is. I press F6 and it loads the drivers, finds the HDD and formats, then can't find the driver files just after the format. I get around it by using driverpacks, but don't understand why this happens using F6. In my case it is silicon image raid drivers, but the results are the same.
  7. It may be a good time to learn how to use driverpacks to integrate the drivers. Another suggestion would be to check bios an see if it is in ACHI mode.
  8. I'm having trouble with a domain where the users are restricted users and some programs won't run properly (like Kodak easyshare). If I do a runas administrator it doesn't work. When I login as administrator, it works fine. I have a related question about running windows updates with elevated privileges.... How do I go about making that happen? Thx
  9. Windows Server 2008 to Workstation

    Is it possible to allow WS2008 to hibernate or go into standby? I use hyper-v alot (for testing my unattended builds), but don't need the workstation running 24/7/365. It would be nice to enable the wake on lan feature so I could access a sleeping/hibernating PC remotely. TIA
  10. windows update blocked

    This is a dell laptop that has xp Pro on it. It isn't connected to a domain and i've thought of that by doing ipconfig /flushdns though. It has to be in the registry I think
  11. I have just cleaned up a trojan infected PC that has windows update, symantec, etc blocked by 127.0.0.1. I looked at the host file and it just has 127.0.0.1 localhost I've reset all zones to default. Ive checked the gp settings and they are unconfigured for windows update. Where else can update sites like windows update, etc. get blocked?
  12. Is it possible to somehow add readyboost to 2008 when using as a workstation? Also is there a easy way to disable complex passwords?
  13. Is the backup or shadow copy eating your HDD space?
  14. XP sp3 is RTM

    I'm not fond of the new technet site either and can't find it anyway (ATM).
  15. Is Vista killing off Toshiba hard drives?

    I've replaced a few out of satellites too... I think they (toshiba's) are just junk in general. They have an incredible amount of crap software, for one thing. They barely run straight out of the box. The last guy had toshiba replace the first one and it failed. I told him it was in warranty, and to send it back in. He was so frustrated, that I sold him a seagate hdd w/ a 5 year warranty. I put vista back on it, but a clean version, devoid of the bloat.
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