How to send Ctrl-Alt-Del to a remote desktop

When you try to do Ctrl-Alt-Del in a remote desktop session, you will find that it will instead be performed on your computer instead of the remote computer. The key combination for the same action to be performed on a remote computer is Ctrl-Alt-End from within your remote desktop session. Continue reading →

Bing tips and tricks

Whether you are looking for local weather forecast or solutions to mathematical equations, Bing makes it easier.

How to display file extensions in Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7, you may have noticed that by default the file extensions are hidden. Sometimes you may want to be able to see the file extensions, probably because you want to change it. May come in handy.

Trust relationship failure in Windows 7

I tried logging onto my computer and instead of getting logged on, I got this failure:

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

Thanks to this blog post, I was able to resolve the issue.

How To Migrate from Virtual Server to Hyper-V

Microsoft has few different virtualization products – Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Hyper-V. Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with Hyper-V. If you are planning on upgrading to this OS, you may want to take a look at this comprehensive how-to guide to migrate virtual machines from Virtual Server to Hyper-V.

Making Windows Server 2008 R2 look like Windows 7

The default installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 has a quite austere desktop. If you are using it as your workstation OS you it’s not a great experience. All the cool features like Windows flip, Windows flip 3d, ¬†Aero themes just like Windows 7 are disabled by default. Here, you will find few easy easy steps that’ll help you with the transformation.

WAS hosting in IIS 7.5

Here’s an article that explains what WAS hosting is and how is it different in IIS 7.5 (i.e. Windows 7).

Motorola Droid vs. iPhone 3GS

WCF and WF samples for .Net 4.0 Beta 2

If you are looking for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) samples for .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2, you’ll find them here. It is also a good place to start if you want to learn WCF programming.

Hosting a WCF service with WAS on Windows 7

If you are hosting a WCF service using NetMsmqBinding with Windows Activation Service (WAS) or the MsmqIntegrationBinding on Windows 7, then remember to give “Receive Message” permission to “IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool” on your MSMQ queue.