Archive for the ‘Windows Sys Admin (Registry, Config, Setup, Et al)’ Category

IE and Firefox Temporary Files / Cache Folder Locations

Monday, February 20th, 2012

2012-02-02 Initial Post

Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5

Firefox 10 on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\saovyayv.default\Cache (more…)

Boot Process, BCD, BCDEdit.exe, BootSect.exe in Windows Vista/Windows 7/ Server 2008

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

2011-12-29 Updated

Also see my other post,

I made these notes a while back before Windows 7 came out. They should mostly apply to Windows 7 also.

Vista has totally changed the boot process from what has been used since NT. The new boot process is centered around the BCD, which stands for either "Boot Configuration Database" or "Boot Configuration Data" depending on the article or document. To modify the BCD, you can use BCDEdit.exe or the BCD WMI interface. If you just type bcdedit in a command prompt you'll see the current boot configuration. (more…)

Internet Explorer – Disable Images, Video, and Adobe Flash

Friday, July 29th, 2011

2011-07-29 Initial Post

Have you ever wanted to browse a Web site and read its content without seeing annoying pictures and Flash animations? Well, you can do so by temporary disabling those annoyances via the use of registry update files. This is useful for office cubicle dwellers who might want to view some personal Web sites like Facebook without the images being displayed for coworkers passing by to see. (more…)

Registry Update File for Exchange Server 2000/2003 Exchange System Manager Security Tabs – MS KB 264733, Q264733

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

2010-12-09 Original Post

This is a registry update file to make the changes mentioned in How to enable the Security tab for the organization object in Exchange 2000 and in Exchange 2003 (KB 264733, Q264733). I don't know why MS doesn't include the .reg file with all their KBs. It doesn't take long for me to create my own for something this simple, but still, I have to spend some time to create it and test.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by 2010-12-09 for Exchange Server 2003
; This is a PER USER setting under the HKCU key that will enable display of the security tab for the Org, Admin Groups, and Storage Groups.
; Based on instructions from
;  By default, the Exchange System Manager does not display the Security tab when you view the properties of the Organizational object.
;  To view the Security tab, you must enable it by editing the registry.
; Make sure you've opened up ESM at least once, per "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Advanced Administration" by J. McBee, May 2006.
; You do not need to close or reopen ESM--the change is dynamic.