Posts Tagged: script

0Group Policy LogoCustom ADM file for Windows Server 2003 / XP domain

I was dig­ging thru an old back-up CD today and stumbled upon a cus­tom ADM file I cre­ated when I was admin­is­ter­ing a Win­dows Serv­er 2003 / Win­dows XP Domain. To use, copy the fol­low­ing code into note­pad, save the file with a .adm exten­sion on the system32 folder of a domain serv­er. Open Group Policy edit­or and add the file, then browse to the “Tech­ni­cians Set­tings” to enable any of the set­tings.
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0Media Center Master LogoEven more advanced post-processing with MCM

I’ve been look­ing to fur­ther tweak the Media Cen­ter Mas­ter post-pro­cessing script I’ve pre­vi­ously writ­ten about — par­tially to fix a few new files that were being incor­rectly detec­ted by Stark Cov­ers, and also to build in some auto­mat­ic image res­iz­ing which, as I’ve pre­vi­ously detailed, helps to improve the per­form­ance of Media Browser.
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0Media Center Master LogoAdvanced post-processing with Media Center Master

I use Media Cen­ter Mas­ter and Stark­Cov­ers to man­age the metadata for all my loc­al media on my HTPC.  I like to have HD movies and DVDs use a dif­fer­ent style of cov­er in stark to the style used by low qual­ity files.  The fol­low­ing com­mand script accom­plishes this (and a bit more)…
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0Alarm Clock LogoPHP / JavaScript to wake a PC remotely

I have an HTPC and a net­work serv­er on my net­work.  My serv­er is always on, but the HTPC sleeps when it is not in use.  If I want to sched­ule record­ings remotely I need a way to wake the HTPC.  The solu­tion I came up with is to provide a webpage on my serv­er (pass­word pro­tec­ted) that wakes the HTPC and then redir­ects to the web inter­face of the remote con­trol app of the HTPC.  Below is the code for any­one inter­ested…
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0Dell 3130CN LogoAdding a print icon to print individual blog posts

In addi­tion to this blog I also have a blog about recipes.  I decided that I wanted a print icon on the main page for each post so that people can print the recipes.  Googling provided vari­ous sug­ges­tions, none of which worked.  How­ever, I even­tu­ally cobbled togeth­er the fol­low­ing, which seems to work…
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0Internet Explorer 9 LogoHow to launch HTML based programs fullscreen

I was asked recently if I could copy a teach­ing resource from a CD-ROM onto a laptop com­puter. This par­tic­u­lar pro­gram is mostly HTML with some embed­ded videos. There were 2 prob­lems with run­ning it from a loc­al short­cut.
1. Inter­net Explorer secur­ity warn­ings
2. The full-screen win­dow is launched by a par­ent browser win­dow which then sits on top of the full screen win­dow and has to be closed when the full screen win­dow is exited
Both of these are only annoy­ances rather than crit­ic­al fail­ures, but a com­plete solu­tion involves fix­ing these kind of things. Find­ing a solu­tion was a little tricky, but once the solu­tion presen­ted itself it was very simple.

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