Remember icon positions on Windows

How to restore icons to original position.

When changing resolution or remote logging on a Windows computer, I often had a problem with restoring icons to original positions.

I found Desktop Restore on this site and solved all problems. Desktop restore also has a command line version (that’s what I used).

To use the console version, just make 2 shortcuts of DesktopCmd.exe (or DesktopCmd64.exe) and add these switches :
save /y – for the first one, to save the icon positions
restore /y – for the second to restore icons

The /y switch answers yes to program questions. Read the software documentation for more information (like multiple monitors).

Multiple remote desktop connections in Windows

Allow multiple remote desktop connections to a Windows computer

Works on : Windows XP SP2 SP3; Vista SP1 SP2/Windows 7, 32bit(x86)/64bit(x64)

This patch will crack termsrv.dll, remove the Concurrent Remote Desktop sessions limit, allow multi-user login in XP/Vista at the same time.

1.Choose the corresponding patcher based on you Windows:
For 32bit(x86): UniversalTermsrvPatch-x86.exe
For 64bit(amd64): UniversalTermsrvPatch-x64.exe

2. Require administrator rights. Right-click the exe file, select Run as Administrator.

3. After patch, Restart computer to take effect.

4. Backup file: windows/system32/termsrv.dll.backup.

More info and downloads here.

Office 2007 installation error on XP and fp4autl.dll (FrontPage extensions)

Office 2007 installation error on XP

One day I had the surprise of being unable to install Office 2007 on a custom XP SP3 install (from a USB stick). The error was “The Windows Installer service cannot update one or more protected Windows files.”
In Event Viewer “System” log, I see this MsiInstaller error 1193: “Product: Microsoft Software Update for Web Folders (English) 12 — Error 1933. The Windows Installer service cannot update one or more protected Windows files. SFP Error: 21. List of protected files: c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin\fp4autl.dll”.
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Ubuntu raid 1 resize

Going from 2x320GB HDD Raid 1 to 2x500GB HDD Raid 1 on Ubuntu 10.10

   In this tutorial I’ll show you how I replaced my 2×320 HDD’s with 2×500 HDD’s. In my case the transition was simple because I only needed to resize one partition of the array (the last), leaving the first two untouched. My server setup looks like this :

  1. /dev/md0 – 500 MB for /boot
  2. /dev/md1 – 2 GB for swap
  3. /dev/md2 – 310 GB for /

I only needed to resize the / partition.
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