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Powershell .Split() and -Join

Last post I showed how to use .Split() to separate Path and CLASSPATH variables into an easily readable list of paths ( $env:Path.Split(“;”) or $env:CLASSPATH.Split(“;”) ). Of course .Split() can be used to split on other characters like “,”, ”

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Powershell Tip: Path

Ever try to decipher your PATH or CLASSPATH variable? Try one of these in Powershell: PS > $env:Path.Split(“;”) %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ C:\Windows\system32 C:\Windows C:\Windows\System32\Wbem C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft ASP.NET\ASP.NET Web Pages\v1.0\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\

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Internet Explorer 9 Search From Address Bar Setting

(Quick answer: Manage Add-ons, highlight Search Providers type, and the check box is in the bottom pane of the window.) (Quick note: There is no setting to add a search bar to IE9. You either search from the address bar

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In fact I do NOT agree to the Norton License Agreement!

I am booting up my new MSI A6200 laptop, and a “Security by Norton from Symantec” window has popped up before I can login asking me whether I want to activate a 60-day subscription. I have chosen not to, but

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Windows Live Essentials Full Download

How to download full installer for Windows Live Essentials.

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IPv6, Autoconfiguration and 169.254.0.0/16

Another search term I am seeing is “169.254.0.0/16 ipv6 equivalent”. In IPv4, the 169.254.0.0/16 range is what you get if nobody tells your computer what IP address it should have. Many printers and other network devices will pick one of

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Modern OS’es Spotted In the Enterprise

Up until the past month or two I have been able to say I hadn’t seen Windows Vista deployed in an enterprise, and my peers had similar stories. But that seems to be quickly changing. My first sighting of Vista

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Logitech Mouseware 9.76 Crashes Windows XP Service Pack 2

Client experience: WinXP SP2, DeviceLock and Mouseware combination causes blue screen crashes.

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Windows Desktop Search

Downloadable Windows Desktop Search for Windows XP and Server 2003 providing indexed search included in Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008

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