Friday, October 22, 2010

RDP taming

If on a 2003 server the remote desktop service (RDP) is not working, check the following:

1. Any firewall (windows or third party) is not blocking the port TCP 3389
2. Issue command "netstat -an", search search the output for the TCP port 3389. If it there, try to telnet to the port 3389
3. Terminal service (TermService) is running (it cannot be stopped or started though, that's impossible by design). Check also the "Terminal Services Manager".
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\fDenyTSConnections must be (0) to accept connections.
5. Try to delete and then recreate the rdp connection under "Terminal Services Configuration" (Reboot the server on each step). Bind it to a valid network adapter.
6. The "Enable Remote Desktop" is checked in the Remote tab of the "System" item of the Control Panel
7. Restart the server once more time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

UDP harrasment

After some silly anti-sniffing patch update, Windows 2003's DNS service starts to allocate 2500 UDP ports which such a huge number comes to conflict to other services using UDP.
To reduce the number of UDP ports, edit the following key:
then restart the DNS service

Monday, October 18, 2010


WP7-specific limitations

* No system-wide file manager
* No Bluetooth file transfers
* No USB mass storage mode (!)
* Limited third-party apps availability
* No Flash or Silverlight support in the browser
* Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
* No video calls
* No custom ringtones (!)
* Music player lacks equalizer presets
* No multitasking
* No copy/paste
* No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software)
* No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
* No internet tethering support

What this garbage is good for, after all?

Monday, October 11, 2010


Finally, I made it clear for myself - the difference between the terms "URI" and "URL", at least this explanation makes sense for me:
URI - is an some object's identification, which can be written in the following format:

URL - is an URI by which one can really obtain a resource from an Internet/intranet site.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

speed up

To accelerate the keyboard repeat rate use the following program: King/