Outlook Auto-complete Suggestions

Outlook auto-complete suggestions cache is stored in <ProfileName>.NK2 file.
By default it is located in
"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" (Windows XP)
or
"C:\Users\usename\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook"
(Windows Vista / 7).

To open or export .NK2 files use NK2View utility (More Info).

Outlook 2003
Outlook 2007

MS Word Autorecovery


MS Word by default temporary autorecovery files saves in C:\Documents and Settings\user.name\Application Data\Microsoft\Word
Extension: .asd
Filename: AutoRecovery save of FILENAME.asd

Location can be changed in Word > Tools > Options > File Locations
If location is not set files are saved in defaukt windows TMP directory C:\Windows\Temp

MS Word 2003


Useful Command Line Commands

Processes

tasklist -  list of active processes
tasklist /SVC - list of active processes with services in each process
tasklist /m kernel* - list of active processes with dlls starting ‘kernel’ in each process

tasklist /s WSN-130 /u domain\administrator /p password – list of processes on remote machine.
tasklist /s WSN-130 /u domain\administrator /p password /SVC - list of processes with services in each process on remote mashine
tasklist /s WSN-130 /u domain\administrator /p password /m pix* - list of processes with dll's starting 'pix'on remote mashine.

If tasklist does not work on remote machines (access denied, etc.) Try using it with Beyond Execute (see bellow).

MsiExec.exe

MsiExec.exe options
/passive – shows uninstalling progress and reboots without prompt.
/qn – doesn't show anything and reboots without prompt.
/qf – full uninstalling interface. Asks users permission to uninstall.
/qr – shows uninstalling progress (full) and prompts for reboot.
/qb – shows uninstalling progress (basic) and prompts for reboot.

Run .msi as administrator

runas /user:domain\administrator "msiexec /i C:\application.msi"

Install .msi with .mst transform file

msiexec /i "\\path\to\setup.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\path\to\transform.mst"

Stored user names and passwords

Rundll32.exe Keymgr,KRShowKeyMgr

Windows Time

w32tm /resync /rediscover - redetect the network configuration and resynchronise time

Restart Windows Time service:
net stop w32time
net start w32time

Beyond Execute

Execute processes on remote computers. Command line tool. Download. More Info.

Usage:
beyondexecv2.exe \\computer [-options] [program/arguments]
-u    Administrator Account Name on Remote Machine.
-p    Administrator Password.
-s    Use System Account.
-i     Allow Process to Interact with Desktop.
-t    Terminate Process after x Seconds.


Examples:

beyondexecv2.exe \\WSN-025 ipconfig

Remote uninstall:

beyondexecv2.exe \\WSN-025 -i MsiExec.exe /qb /X{17071117-5BB9-4737-B05B-C5FABD367323} – Uninstalls and prompts for reboot.
beyondexecv2.exe \\WSN-055 MsiExec.exe /qn /X{A73227F9-C4B0-4029-B1B0-4DCAF791A29E} – Uninstalls without any user interaction. Reboots without prompt if needed.

MsiExec.exe options:
/passive – shows uninstalling progress and reboots without prompt.
/qn – doesn't show anything and reboots without prompt.
/qf – full uninstalling interface. Asks users permission to uninstall.
/qr – shows uninstalling progress (full) and prompts for reboot.
/qb – shows uninstalling progress (basic) and prompts for reboot.

To find out uninstall string:
Check in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall – This contains the values that Add/Remove Programs uses to display a computer's installed software
Or use MyUninstaller. More info.

Other

rmdir /S "\\path\to\folder\to\delete"- Deletes directory tree.

wuauclt.exe /detectnow - Force Windows Update check for new updates.
C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log - Windows Update Log file.










Installing Windows XP after Windows 7


1. Backup all important data on Windows 7.
2. Install Windows XP into separate partition.
3. Boot into Windows XP. (You won't be able to boot into Windows 7 at this point).
4. Download and install EasyBCD. EasyBCD requires Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.
5. Run EasyBCD:
Add/Remove entries > Add Windows XP
Change Settings > Select correct drive for Windows XP
Manage Bootloader > Reinstall the Vista Bootloader > Write MBR

6. Restart computer.
7. Boot into Windows 7 (You won't be able to boot into Windows XP at this point).
8. Copy boot.ini and ntldr from Windows 7 system drive to Windows XP system drive (enable "Show System Files" in folder options first).
9. Restart computer.
You should be able to boot into both Windows XP and Windows 7.

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