Registry utility I would love to have

I don’t have this, but I certainly would use it.
A simple utility to do search and replace in the Microsoft Windows registry.

Ideally it would do the following:

  • Specify a list of values to delete – it would then remove ALL those values
  • Specify a value and what to replace it with
  • Specify a key and what key to replace it with
  • Specify a key and what value to make it

My immediate use is removing entries that a virus (WORM actually) has entered in. Using regedit is a pain pain pain!

How to: shortcut to Network Connection for Vista

One of the things that has irked me about Vista has been how hard (read how many clicks it takes) to get to the Network Connections in Vista. Thus here is how to create a shortcut to take you straight there.

Right click on your desktop | New | Shortcut |
explorer.exe ::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
| Next | enter an appropriate name like Network Connections | Finish and bingo, you now have a shortcut to take you straight there.

Terminal Server FTP without admin rights

I’ve just found myself needing to FTP some files to a clients site. The file are in the data directory on our company’s terminal server (which I don’t have admin rights on) and I need them on a SQL Server for a client.

I do have access to a FTP Server but the first step is to get the files up to the FTP Server then download them to the client site. Yes, I could use the command line tool ftp but that is just too painful at this time of day (read: night).

Thus a quick google turned up this: AnyClient – The Free No-Install FTP Client.

It is a java applet. What a lifesaver, nice gui (similar to Filezilla, which is my choice of FTP clients). Anyway, AnyClient is quick and easy to use. Just thought I’d share the find.

Oh, and of course, no admin rights needed, as there is no program installing. Yay!