Sunday, November 2, 2008

Windows 7 registry keys

Enable the new taskbar*: 1. run this command: strings explorer.exe | findstr /C:"ShellFolder" 2. under the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer, create subkeys: CLSID\{SOME_GUID}\ShellFolder (for every guid returned by findstr e.g.: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{A5181F28-5A04-4DBE-A8F6-EEBD7FE228F2}\ShellFolder 3. Under each subkey path, in ShellFolder key, create new value: Attributes REG_DWORD 0xA0100004 *) Seems to work in 6801+. The new taskbar should be enabled by default in newer builds. Disable 'Send Feedback' link: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop FeedbackToolEnabled REG_DWORD 0

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Troubleshooting 802.1x on the iPhone

  • Create /private/var/preferences/SystemConfiguration/ with following contents:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ""> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>LogFlags</key> <integer>255</integer> </dict> </plist>
  • Log is in /var/log/eapolclient.en0.log
Tools: IDA 5.2 (talk about overkill..), iPhoneList

Friday, July 4, 2008

Snipping Tool on Server 2008 - no love?

Problem: Snipping Tool from Vista SKUs does not start on Server 2008 Solution:
  1. Create a new directory, SnipTool
  2. Copy System32\SnippingTool.exe to SnipTool
  3. Copy System32\en-US\SnippingTool.exe.mui to SnipTool\en-US
  4. Create a file called SnippingTool.exe.local in SnipTool directory.
  5. Download this Zip file
  6. Extract the contents of the Zip file, copy slc/x86/slc.dll to SnipTool directory (replace x86 with x64 on a 64-bit OS).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Befriending Live Mesh and Server 2008

Update: recent versions of Live Mesh do not perform this check any more

Friday, April 11, 2008

Tip of the day: Sony Rolly Motion Editor installation on English OS

Well, It looks like Rolly isn't popular enough here in States, so the only kind of forum posts I found recommended using a Japanese XP in VMware. Which is fine, except I've got no Japanese XP. After changing system locale failed to affect installer's behavior, next idea was to install a MUI. (Un?)fortunately for me and my remaining diskspace, Japanese MUI for x64 Vista SP1 failed to install, and I had to resort to other ideas. Such as: Tried to decrypt the setup.inx and decompile it with SID And figured that installer wants GetSystemDefaultUILanguage to return 0x411 (Japanese LCID) Step-by step instructions: 1. Run installer under debugger ntsd setup.exe in ntsd console, type:
sxi av a GetSystemDefaultUILanguage mov eax,411 ret g
2. Click next-next-..finish. Update: Batch file for lazy ones. Copy Motion Editor directory to the local disk, place this file inside and run it. Additional software: Rolly needs SonicStage in addition for Motion Editor. Fortunately for all non-Japanese speakers out there, there is an English version of that here. PS. You may also want to install 'support for East Asian languages' in Control Panel/Regional & Language Settings to prevent Japanese characters looking like boxes.