Monthly Archives: January 2013

C# Suppress Compilation Warnings with #pragma or the SuppressMessage Attribute

Although one would hope that you wouldn’t have to do so very often, sometimes it is useful to explicitly disable code analysis warnings within your application. For example, you could suppress warnings around references to obsolete methods that must be … Continue reading

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Configure IIS 7 to Listen on Specific IP Addresses with Netsh

If you are trying to run multiple types of web servers on a single Windows server, you may have noticed that IIS locks onto all of the available IP addresses on the system by default.  You can easily remedy this … Continue reading

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Physical to Virtual Disk with Disk2vhd – Online

Have you ever wanted to convert a physical HDD to a VHD?  One cool utility from Sysinternals / Microsoft is Disk2vhd. Disk2vhd lets you keep your machine online and take a snapshot of a physical disk as a Microsoft VHD.  You can … Continue reading

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HowTo: Change Remote Desktop Port

Have you ever wanted to change the port on which the Remote Desktop Service listens?  Here’s how you do it: Open the registry editor (regedit.exe) Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber From the Edit menu, click Modify, and then … Continue reading

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IT Toolbox: TechNet Magazine January 2013

The January IT Toolbox column is up on the TechNet Magazine website. In January, I covered these products: Hurl: Test and troubleshoot web services VisualCron: Centralized task automation Ping Tester Database Edition: Take “ping” to the next level Check it … Continue reading

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