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Remote Shell service for Windows XP

In UNIX/Linux world, it is common to connect to remote machine through Secure shell (SSH). But in Windows world, we depend too much on Remote Desktop Connection (RDP). But except Windows Servers, Windows workstations such as Windows XP does not support multiple simultaneous login to a Windows XP machine. This drawback can be managed to…

Sleep command in Windows (delay)

There is no straight forward sleep command in Windows. All Unix variants provides this command to provide delay in shell scripts. I circumvent this I am using ping command as given below which provides sleep functionality with approximate accuracy. Ping command is used to check the connectivity between to machines in a network. The below…

Enabling Debug Print (DbgPrint) in Windows Vista and Server 2008

Issue: Debug prints ( DbgPrint ) are not working in Windows Vista/Server2008. Solution: By default DbgPrint() outputs are disabled in Vista/Server2008. You may follow the below setting in registry to enable the debug prints. Open up the registry and go to this path, “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Debug Print Filter” and add the following value “DEFAULT” : REG_DWORD…

Win32 – A quick refresher

I use to enjoy when I do Win32 API Programming. So far I have worked on it without any formal learning. I think this is high time to make my understanding neat and clean on Win32. Here is my attempt to start summarizing the essentials of Win32 Programming which I enjoy. I am going to post Win32 basics in this blog. This…

Amazing Microsoft Surface

Today it happened to look at http://www.microsoft.com/surface. It is a innovative next generation user interface for day to day. Microsoft says about this in their press release: The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content…

HOWTO: Copy & Paste between Local and Remote Desktop

This HowTo covers how to copy and paste the files/text/graphics (Clipboard) content between remote desktop session and local computer in Windows XP. Follow the following instruction in both local and remote computers. Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services. Enable and start the following services in the order shown below: 1. Network DDE DSDM 2. Network DDE…

Windows CE 6.0 Kernel source opened

The Microsoft has released Windows CE 6.0 version yesterday. The most exciting feature for me is the share kernel source (Since I don’t do any active platform building nowadays, I don’t bother much about other features in this shiny new version. You may refer this link for more info on that. Why I consider open…

Notes on Windows SCSI Miniport Driver

Thanks to Microsoft, this article is a collection of articles from Microsoft authenticated documents In the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, the SCSIport driver, in conjunction with vendor-written adapter-specific miniport drivers, was for many years, the only driver delivering SCSI commands to the storage targets. The SCSIport driver, however, was designed to work optimally with the…