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Launching a CMD window as Local System

What is your favorite method of launching CMD.EXE as Local System? I found the following method after a little experimentation. Just run the command below to create a generic service called TESTSVC. C:\>sc create testsvc binpath= “cmd /K start” type= own type= interact [SC] CreateService SUCCESS   Then, whenever you need a new CMD running as…

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Running CMD.EXE as Local System

Many times in the past I had to run an interactive command-line shell under the Local SYSTEM account. That is, a CMD window on your desktop running under the system account. This technique is extremely useful in many cases, for example to debug ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED type errors that are coming from a system service.   Let’s…

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Downloads – Microsoft Research

Accidentally, I just discovered an interesting web page with all sorts of curious (downloadable) projects developed by various teams from Microsoft Research: http://www.research.microsoft.com/research/downloads/  

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Using RFID at home

An interesting article about various uses of the RFID technology: http://www.primidi.com/2004/11/20.html and its associated Slashdot link. But, I actually have a different wish from RFID. I always dreamed of some “smart” hand-held RFID scanner that could discover whatever I couldn’t find for the moment. For example, let’s say that I can’t find my glasses in the morning. Then all I have to do…

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Another puzzle: Self-extracting EXE

The rules are the following: 1)  Before starting the test, you choose the computer + OS you want, etc.2) Then, I give you a certain file.3) You need to create a self-extracting EXE for it, that is always smaller than the original file. You can use any loseless compression/decompression algorithm tailored for this specific file. The decompression code might be self-contained in this file but of…

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Radio Feedback

This morning, while listening to some boring songs on C89.5, I was thinking that it would be great to have some sort of an “feedback” mechanism. Something extremely simple and dumb, that every radio should have – two buttons: a red and a green one. If you don’t like the song, press the red button right now….

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White magic with Microsoft Exchange (Part I)

Here at Microsoft we have lots of discussion groups, probably in the order of thousands. And I am not sure about how many emails are going daily on these groups but you got the idea. Now, since I always liked to have a peek in everything, I ended up being enlisted in way too many…

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Script Recipe of the week: Detecting a new disk inserted in the system

Calvin Hsia presented a method to detect a device arrival in Visual Fox Pro. The code looks pretty long, even for a C++ programmer like me 🙂 I am wondering if there is a shorter variant… Here is a similar code VBScript, which uses WMI events: Set objWMIService = GetObject(_ “winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2”) Set colMonitoredEvents = objWMIService.ExecNotificationQuery(…

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