Category Archives: Windows tricks

Windows cmd haven

Reset IIS and reboot server from cmd

Start –> run –> cmd (as admin)

iisreset /reboot

Create directory link (example: move user profile to partition D)

1. Copy user profile to partition D

2. Delete original userprofile on partition C

3. Create link on C partition which points to D partition

C:\Users\mklink -d username-link D:\Users\username-dir

Extract Adobe Reader 9.x msi file and deploy with GPO

Extract the Adobe Reader 9.x installation files

Extract the Adobe Reader 9.x installation files from the compressed executable:

1. Obtain Adobe Reader offline instalation from http://www.softpedia.com

2. Extract it to local computer

go to cmd and run:

C:\\path\to\adobe-reader-file-nos_ne

3. Deploy msi file to server (copy to windows share)

4. Use GPO to deploy Acrobat Reader to domain computers

Through GPO

  1. Obtain Adobe Reader 9.x by filling out an Adobe Reader Redistribution Agreement at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html.
  2. Download the AdbeRdr9x_en_US.exe from the link in the confirmation email you recieve after filling out the distribution agreement and save the file to your desktop.
  3. Choose Start > Run.
  4. In the Open text box, type: “%UserProfile%\Desktop\AdbeRdr9x_en_US.exe” -nos_ne.
  5. Click OK to start decompressing the file.
  6. When the Adobe Reader 9.x Setup screen clears, browse to the following location
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Setup Files
  7. Drag the READER9 folder to your desktop. This folder contains AcroRead.msi and Data1.cab files needed for installation.

URL: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/404/kb404146.html

Change registered owner and organization

How to change registered owner`s name on Windown XP:
1. Run regedit
2. Find and go to below key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version

3. Change your name and organization  in following subkeys:

– RegisteredOwner

– RegisteredOrganization

URL: http://www.astahost.com/info.php/Change-Registered-Owners-Win-Xp_t2311.html