From the monthly archives:

September 2007

Set Multiple home pages for IE 7 from the command line

September 28, 2007

After creating the IE 7 Tweaking tool we seem to get loads of questions about IE 7. One of the latest was about setting multiple home pages in IE 7 from the command line. Hmm. Before someone asked I never had thought about it. If you look into the settings of IE 7, you can […]

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Defragment system files

September 27, 2007

I stumbled across a cool utility provided by Microsoft. It is actually a Sysinternals tool created by Mark Russinovich. If you are the type that likes to get every sliver of performance out of your system – then this is for you. It is called PageDefrag It essentially allows you to defragment the page file, […]

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Redirect the favorites folder

September 26, 2007

I was upgrading my home network over the weekend, and one of the changes I wanted to make was the location of the favorites folder. Unless you are using roaming profiles, your favorites folder will always be on your local hard drive. This means that if you login to more than one computer you will […]

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Restore the RUN command in Vista

September 25, 2007

One of my major hangups with vista is the ‘Search Bar’. When I first started using Vista I felt that Microsoft had done a great thing – They made it so I could launch my favorite program with one click instead of two. I was quickly disappointed to find that when you type a word […]

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AutoRun for the Command Prompt

September 24, 2007

When I was looking at the documentation for the registry and keys associated with the command processor I came across this: Hmm. For the fun of it I opened up the key and put ‘notepad.exe’ in the AutoRun value.(To see how this actually worked) Any time I opened a console application, or a command prompt […]

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Elevate processes from the command prompt in Vista

September 21, 2007

One of the things I do all the time in XP, 2000, and 2003 is use the RunAs command. It comes in handy when you are running as a limited user, and need to fire up a process as an administrator. Here is the typical command line sequencec:> Runas /user:intelliadmin\administrator notepad.exeEnter the password for intelliadmin\administrator: […]

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Connect Using Dialup Modem – Disabled (Why?)

September 19, 2007

I have an old friend that lives about a mile away from me. We went to elementary school together, and were best of friends until a little after high school…and we drifted as we got busy with our own lives. Well… He still remembers me plunking away on my Commodore 64 back in the day, […]

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Set default settings for Excel 2003

September 19, 2007

I received many positive responses from my blog article about setting the default font in Microsoft Word. I received this question from a reader: Thanks for all the intelliAdmin posts – I enjoy your blog and find it very helpful. I have a question specifically about your post about setting the default Word font. Do […]

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Update the Windows Path Completion feature

September 18, 2007

The windows path completion is a great feature. It has been in variants of Unix forever. Here is how it works. You start typing a path at the command line: Then hit the Tab key and it finds the first folder that matches. Keep hitting tab and it will cycle through all of the matches. […]

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Set the default font in Microsoft Word XP, 2003, and 2007

September 17, 2007

Recently I received an email from a reader asking: Steve – found your blog and tool for ms word 2007 compatibility. Do you have any suggestions for changing the default font that is used? The calibri font is the default in 2007, and it does not come with 2003. This can cause issues when a […]

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