Thursday, April 14, 2005

Start Cmd.Exe by right-clicking explorer

Link to page where found:

This page has tremendous information on dealing with the Windows Shell & extensions as related to starting cmd.exe from explorer

and, because links tend to break - an excpert

Selecting this entry will open a DOS prompt with its current directory set to the folder you just right-clicked.
  1. Open your registry (regedit)

  2. Go to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
  3. Add this key: CmdPrompt and set its default value to: "Command Prompt"
  4. Under this new key, add the following key: Command and set its default value to: "c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe"

You should now have this tree in your registry:

That's it. Now, whenever you will right-click on a folder, the pop-up menu will contain an entry called "Command Prompt".

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Great spot to download individual Windows 2000 resource kit tools

A better way is to use the Forfiles tool, which you can find in the Windows resource kits. Forfiles lets you perform a date-based deletion. Here's a sample command:

Forfiles -p R:\MyFiles -s -m *.*
-d -365 -c "Cmd /C Echo
article on how to delete old files:

Scripting out existing database mail configuration

SQL Server Central Artical on Scripting out Existing database mail configuration I wanted to save this here so I can easily find it. Sorry ...