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Using active directory to push out Power Configuration to your users power.adm

Got the .adm from here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21074765.html

But need to add a blank line at the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLASS MACHINE
CLASS USER
CATEGORY “Control Panel”
CATEGORY “Power Schemes”
KEYNAME “Control Panel\Powercfg”
POLICY “Power Configuration – User Setting”
PART “Power Schemes” DROPDOWNLIST
REQUIRED
KEYNAME “Control Panel\PowerCfg”
VALUENAME “CurrentPowerPolicy”
ITEMLIST
NAME “Max Battery”
VALUE “5”
NAME “Home/Office Desk”
VALUE “0”
NAME “Portable/Laptop”
VALUE “1”
NAME “Presentation”
VALUE “2” DEFAULT
NAME “Always On”
VALUE “3”
NAME “Minimal Power Management”
VALUE “4”
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

Save this as an .adm. Open up group policy management on your server. Right click edit one of your policies. Under user configuration there is administrative templates. Right click and go add/remove templates. Add the above created .adm if you get an error about CATEGOR you need to add a blank line to the end of the .adm

Now click into control panel, power schemes. THEN OPEN up View, click filtering AND UNCHECK Only show policy settings that can be fully managed.

Now you should see power configuration – user setting. Enable it and then change to your desired scheme.

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WickBrick NonProvisional Patent filed!

So those of you needing brain damage here is some light reading….

The spcifications

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/Specifications_new.pdf?attredirects=0

The Drawings

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/Drawings.pdf?attredirects=0

The Claims

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/Claims.pdf?attredirects=0

I’m sure I have made a mistake or two, but it was a very interesting (and time consuming process) hopefully the patent examiner will be kind to me.

Curry Bistro – Cuisine of India, Menu

So since I couldn’t find copies of the menu I scanned these for your enjoyment. Although going to this restaurant sometimes reminds me of a certain seinfield episode. But I do love the Indian food!

Here is the menu.

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/CurryBistro1.pdf?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/CurryBistro2.pdf?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/CurryBistro3.pdf?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/curryBistro4.pdf?attredirects=0

the-ip-address-you-have-entered-is-already-assigned

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/74161/jsi-tip-2842-the-ip-address-you-have-entered-is-already-assigned.html

When you enter the IP Address on a NIC, you receive:


   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?

Where <XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX> is the IP address that you are trying to set and <Name of adapter> is the name of the network adapter that is present in the registry but hidden in Device Manager.If you press Yes, you can change the IP Address. If you press No, your NIC and the ghosted NIC have the same address. This is not normally a problem as the driver for the ghosted NIC is disabled.

This problem is genrally caused by moving the NIC to a different PCI slot.

To fix the problem:

1. Open a CMD prompt.

2. Type:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

3. Type:

Start DEVMGMT.MSC

4. Press View and Show Hidden Devices.

5. Expand the Network Adapters tree.

6. Right-click the ghosted NIC and press Uninstall.

10 Tips for improving ESX

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4891406/Tips-to-Improve-Performance-of-Guest-Server-in-Esx-Server

I didn’t notice that you should use the vmxnet driver for increased performance.

Using Altova Mapforce to Create Wikipedia Articles from an ERP backend.

So I wanted to create stub articles and useful charts to flesh out our internal wiki. I of course grabbed the amazing Altova Mapforce and made short work of generating pages and charts and then imported them into our wiki using pywikipedia http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Using_the_python_wikipediabot

Here is what I came up with

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/usingAltovaMapforcetoCreateWikipediaArticles.pdf?attredirects=0

Here is a quick flash video of the process as well.

http://sites.google.com/site/mellerbeck/Home/wiki.swf?attredirects=0

setting default browser from the command line

shmgrate.exe OCInstallReinstallIE shmgrate.exe OCInstallReinstall