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Remove Folders from Library in Windows Media Center
It seems there is a known bug in certain versions of Windows Media Center (ie, Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Beta) in which even when you remove a folder from a music/picture library in Media Center, items from those folders are not actually removed. I searched around and didn't see much help, until finally I found this solution from a guy who works at Microsoft: I had no problem with doing that as I just wanted to reset the library completely and do a re-index. The instructions are: Exit Windows ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:31 PM

How to Execute SQL PowerShell Commands Anywhere
SQL Server 2008 PowerShell Cmdlets + /n software PowerShell Server v2 = Execute SQL Queries Anywhere. If you don’t already have the SQL cmdlets for PowerShell, you’ll need to download and install SQL Server 2008. A warning for those of you running on x64 machines - you’ll have to export the SQL Server keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... (there should be 2 in PowerShellSnapIns and 1 in ShellIds) and reimport them to Wow6432Node. If you don’t already have /n software’s PowerShell ......

Posted On Monday, December 22, 2008 3:13 PM

New NetCmdlets and PowerShell Server Releases
The new NetCmdlets v2 and PowerShell Server v2 are now available! NEW: NetCmdlets V2 and PowerShell Server V2 NetCmdlets V2 is packed full of exciting new features including Parameter Sets, Object Pipelining, and new Cmdlets for SSH connectivity and Amazon Web Services (S3) Integration PowerShell Server instantly enables Windows desktops and servers with an SSH secured PowerShell host entrypoint. Try out the new featues in NetCmdlets V2 and PowerShell Server: download a 30-day trial! If you are already ......

Posted On Monday, December 22, 2008 3:08 PM

Sync Google Calendar, Gmail, Reader with iPhone
New iPhone owners will commonly ask themselves how they can sync their Google Calendar with their iPhone calendar. Or maybe how to sync their Gmail or Google Reader items with their iPhone readers. If you do a web search you’ll find some applications that will actually do this, but don’t waste your time. You want to go to the source, straight to Google, instead of going to Joe Bob Simpleton who has written some half thought out iPhone app to sync these things. So here’s what you do: Turn on your ......

Posted On Monday, December 15, 2008 3:49 PM

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