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Installing ASP.NET 2.0 (IIS)


ASP.NET can be re-registered with IIS. The specific method depends on the operating system being used. For more information on ASP.Net and the IIS Registration tool, see the related links below.

Windows 2000/XP

To fix this on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, run this command from the Start>Run box or a command prompt (assuming the system directory is C:\Windows):

.Net 1.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

.Net 2.0: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

Windows 2003

On Windows 2003, ASP.NET must be both installed and enabled.  To install ASP.NET:

  1. On the taskbar, click the Start button, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components box in the Windows Components Wizard, click the Web Application Server check box, and then click Next.
  4. When the Windows Components Wizard has finished configuring Windows Server 2003, click Finish.

To enable ASP.NET, run this command from the Start>Run box or a command prompt (assuming the system directory is C:\Windows):

.Net 1.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_regiis.exe -i -enable

.Net 2.0: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i -enable

Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter

I hate this error! 
The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter Name of adapter. Name of adapter is hidden from the network and Dial-up Connections folder because it is not physically in the computer or is a legacy adapter that is not working. If the same address is assigned to both adapters and they become active, only one of them will use this address. This may result in incorrect system configuration. Do you want to enter a different IP address for this adapter in the list of IP addresses in the advanced dialog box?

This generally happens when you upgrade your network adapter, or remove a network adapter that contains a specific address that is needed for another network adapter.

This is how you can deal with the issue.

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
2. Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1, and then press ENTER.
3. Type Start DEVMGMT.MSC, and then press ENTER.
4. Click View, and then click Show Hidden Devices.
5. Expand the Network Adapters tree.
6. Right-click the dimmed network adapter, and then click Uninstall.


1. Download the DevCon tool by clicking the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

311272 ( The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager

2. Unpack the 32-bit or 64-bit DevCon tool binary to a local folder.
3. Click Start, click Run, then type cmd and press ENTER.
4. Type CD:\path_to_binaries to navigate to the devcon.exe is located.
5. Use the following syntax to find installed network adapters:
devcon findall =net or
devcon listclass net
Note In the output of the previous commands, there is a line for the ghosted network adapter that is similar to the following:

PCI\VEN_10B7&DEV_9200&SUBSYS_00D81028&REV_78\4&19FD8D60&0&58F0: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)

6. Remove the ghosted device by typing the following syntax:

devcon -r remove “@PCI\VEN_10B7&DEV_9200&SUBSYS_00D81028&REV_78\4&19FD8D60&0&58F0

Adding printers with VBScript

Pretty easy stuff… if you should ever need to add a login script to map a printer, or batch out a very large printer install… even convert to an EXE and push out a printer change to hundreds of systems with System Management Server.. this is a great way to do so!

‘Start Script

Dim net
Set net = CreateObject(“WScript.Network”)
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “

net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “\\Server\PrintShare1
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “
net.AddWindowsPrinterConnection “
net.SetDefaultPrinter “

‘End Script

As always, you must use the visual basic script extention.

Copy the above, paste into a notepad, and save the file as whateveryouwant.vbs

XP add-on Themes

Other than the default themes that come stock with Windows XP

  1. Windows XP (Luna) Blue, Olive and Silver
  2. Clasic Windows
  3. Royal (Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition)

I didn’t think Microsoft had released anymore, but I found some:

  1. Zune
  2. Royal_Noir

not really important, but i like change :p

     Royal Noir                               Zune

Royal_Noir           Zune

Enable Remote Desktop Remotely with Remote Registry

Ever forget to enable remote desktop on a server, or client machine and think you have to get up and go physically visit the machine in order to enable remote desktop so you can connect remotely and use that machine? well no more! (Unless the firewall is enabled… then your just S.O.L)

You can enable Remote Desktop from the registry of any windows XP/2003 machine your currently sitting at!

Just open run and enter “regedit”

Then go File, and click “Connect Network Registry…”
enter the IP, NetBIOS name or FQDN and click OK
Now you will notice a new node in the registry editor of the remote machine.

Navigate to the registy key “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server”
Change the Dword “fDenyTSConnection” from 1 to 0

0 = remote desktop is enabled
1 = remote desktop is disabled

Hope this helps!

PC de-crapifier?? Is that even a word??

Alright, this is a pet peeve of mine!
You know when you buy a new computer, (laptop or desktop) from HP.. Dell.. or any other computer vendor, the computer is riddled with useless software eating away at your precious memory and CPU cycles, and it feels like you got absolutely nowhere by updating your machine because you probably have 9000+ spywares, tracking cookies, mal/greyware already.. and it feels like your running a Pentium 3 500Mhz?
Well those vendors have sold whatever little soul they have for a few bucks, so other software venders (if you could even call them that) can install all that nasty ass shit on your nice new shiny PC. So you get your new system home, and it runs like absolute poo because you have web search, my buddy, and 1001 other useless apps on your machine…
 Annoying.. YES! Especially more so when you have removed these shit apps from more than 10,000 machines in your life time!
Well now you can get rid of it all, without calling me!, or some other friend that’s losing his hair and knows how to use add/remove programs and flush that spyware out of your system. Say it with me.. DECRAPIFIER! download it here! and rid your new box of all that ass!

A must have for dual monitors! (Different wallpapers on each monitor!)

Are you using multiple monitors? I think most people are these days… and if you are, Ultramon is a MUST HAVE for you!

Not only can you have different resolutions for each wallpaper on each screen (in case each of your monitors is a different resolution and Eva Longoria’s bust looks shushed, or stretched 😀 ) or you just simply want a different picture on each display! 

You can also have your taskbar extend to the second monitor, and place what you have on your second display ON IT’S OWN TASKBAR!… it’s quite nifty for knowing which window is on what screen. It also helps keep the taskbar clutter free. It’s much much easier to sort and manage while working with many windows opened at once!

Anyway.. I could rant about this all night long.. here’s the link  go try it out for yourself! 😛