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For editing the VNCTool passwords
You’ll need a hex editor. Use this
open up one of the VNC files like
And do a search like the following:


Important you put a . with the search string when searching and tick the Regular expression box or it won’t find the password you want to edit and then you have to spend ages looking for it.
Edit the password and then just Save As. and you’re done.

runas /user:DOMAINNAME\USERADMINACCOUNT “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore”

To run IE as an admin with a regular user logged in. Useful if your admin account avoids proxies.

Comodo Internet Security Installation Error 1603

I have been using Comodo Internet Security since it’s initial release and it just keeps getting better and better. However whilst trying to install the most recent version 4.0 which was released on March 03 2010 I encountered an installation error 1603. Naturally I cleared all the junk files, disabled unnecessary services, cleared the registry and still couldn’t get it to work until I came across a clean up tool for cleaning up leftover data from previous installations.

Version 4 is a major update so you will need to uninstall any previous versions that exist on your computer. I am assuming that you have already attempted installing the software and have it situated in a folder on your system.
Step 1- Download and Extract Software

Download the Comodo clean up tool from here. Extract the file using 7zip or similar. You should now have a folder called CIS Clean-up Tool.
CIS Clean Tool Folder
Step 2-Run File and re-install CIS4

Navigate to CIS Clean-up Tool folder and run the CIS File+Registry Cleaner.bat file. Vista and 7 users need to right click and select run as administrator. Follow the on-screen prompts. This file will clean all associated registry entries, files and folders that have been left over from previous installations.
CIS Clean Tool

To re-install CIS4 navigate to the download folder:

Windows XP C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Comodo Downloader and run CIS_Setup.msi
I am not currently running Vista or 7 so I am unsure where the default download folder is situated.

Your installation should now run smoothly. I would like to thank Ragwing for creating this script. If you have any questions then please contact me.

This is a solution that often works with Plesk install of wordpress for updating from within WP.

Hostname: try using localhost or localhost:21
User: Your normal FTP Username
Pass: Your normal FTP Pass.

If successful, your screen will go blank for a little while during the upgrade and then you will be fine.

In case anyone has the same problem. I’ve finally found what was causing the HDD to be read every few secs on my server 2003 box. Single Instance Storage Groveler. It’s related to RIS. Stopping the service stops the drive doing the above. Now the DC is finally quite again.

To find your Mac address you need to type in the following code from your E71’s homescreen…


From there you will see your code that you must write down and punch in to the field that is asking for it. After this you should have access to the network.

Permissions Table

UPDATE – I’ve changed the link below to point to GE.TT a legit file sharing site.


Link to the script

Taken from Train Signal AD 2008 training.

File needs to be saved as a Formatted Text (Space delimited) file once done.

Here’s the easy way to add a bunch of users all at once!
1. Copy and paste the first and last names of your users into the AddUsersInfoHere sheet
2. Type the ChildOU name and Autofill it down.
3. Type the ParentOU name and Autofill it down.
4. Go to MassUserCreationScriptSource and check to see if the domain name and suffix are correct. If not, fill in
correct value on the first line and Autofill down.
5. On the SaveThisSheetAsTextFile sheet, make sure to autofill for all required user names.
6. Go to File–> Save As and save the sheet in a convenient place, making sure to select Formatted Text (Space Delimited)
as the file type.
7. Take your .prn file, rename it to something.bat.
8. Post to your server and run it at the command line!

In notepad type

dsadd user “cn=%1, ou=OUName, dc=YourDomain, dc=YourSuffix” -fn %2 -ln %3 -pwd fred -mustchpwd yes

Save as a bat file.

cn = command name (user name)
fn = first name
ln = Last name

Everything in bold you replace with your own info.

Name the file whatever, like adduser.bat


adduser testdummy Test Dummy

Would add the user Test Dummy


Windows 7 64 is now installed. Works fine. You do a restart and it goes past post then black screen then slight white washed black screen as if it’s going to load Windows 7 logo but doesn’t. Just stays there. No errors.

Turn off and on again and it’s fine. It’s only if you do a restart.


“In bios, advanced, power on options, try setting post mode to either Clear Memory or FullBoot.
I had the same restart issue and the above change resolved it.”

I set it to clear memory and it’s fixed it.