07_ExcelSetupConnection

Creating an ODBC Connection to Teradata for Excel

Setting up a connection for Excel to the Teradata database was a little bit of a challenge.  In this example, the Operating System was Windows 7 and version Excel 2013 … Continue Reading →


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Opening a Remote Desktop Connection in Full-Screen Mode on a 2nd Monitor

Problem:  I was give a second monitor at work.  My problem was that when I would drag an open Remote Desktop Connection to the second monitor, the window would have … Continue Reading →


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BCP with No Output & No xp_cmdshell

My problem was that I needed to create a cvs file with an older version of a SQL Server database. My plan was to use the BCP utility to create … Continue Reading →


Verify

How to Install SQL Server 2012 Shared Management Objects

Recently was asked to install the SQL Server 2012 Shared Management Object on an application server.  There was a new application need some of the library file that are installed … Continue Reading →


Lync SignIn

Microsoft Lync Starts Automatically When I Log-On

At work, a vendor asked if I would join a Lync Meeting.  Since then Microsoft Lync now opens every time I log on my laptop.  This was annoying. Below is … Continue Reading →


PopUp

Moving a Certificate from Windows to the Java Cacerts File

Recently I had a server with a java application that one day stopped authenticating users.  I was able to trace it back to the JDK  (java developer kit) that the … Continue Reading →


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Grep like command in Windows?

In Linux & Unix, I find that I use the grep command to filter the information by different utilities that returns more then a screen full of information.  For example … Continue Reading →


First DLL File Found in the PATH

Finding the First DLL File in the Path

Today the question came up how do we find which DLL file that a program is calling.   This is an older server that has had a couple of upgrades & … Continue Reading →


FTP_Commandline

How FTP Multiple Files from the Command Line

Many times I am challenged to move many similar files from one server to another.  Either I have to remote-desktop on to the server (Windows), or have a session on … Continue Reading →