Thursday, May 5, 2011 is a RSS search engine.  It is a single purpose web site that finds RSS feeds based on any search terms you enter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Tunnelier is a SSH and SFTP client for Windows.  It is free for personal use.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Change your default printer depending on your location with Windows 7

Windows 7 includes an option to change the default printer depending on what network location is used.  To configure this feature, access the Devices and Printers dialog box.  Select one printer to display additional menu selections.  Then click on the “Manage default printers” menu option.


A new dialog box should appear with drop-down boxes for both network locations and printers.


One location entry is “no network”, which could be used for a XPS or PDF print queue when no network connectivity is available.


Monday, May 2, 2011

VMware File Types

Below are some common file types found within a VMware environment.


BIOS for the virtual machine; an example would be the number of hard drives present.


Actual virtual hard drives for the virtual guest operating system.


Stores information about snapshots.


Stores the exact state of the virtual machine when a snapshot is taken.


Primary configuration file for the virtual machine.


XML file that contains additional information if the virtual machine has been added to a team.


Contains team membership information if the virtual machine is participating in a team.


Backup of the virtual machine’s page file.


Suspended state file, if a virtual machine is suspended.


VMkernel swap file; by default, it will equal the size of RAM configured within the VM.


Template file

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bulk Rename Utility

The Bulk Rename Utility is a free file renaming software for Windows; it allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria.

Enumerate roles on a Windows 2008 R2 Server using PowerShell

The two PowerShell commands below will enumerate roles on a Windows 2008 R2 Server.  The same data can be found via the Server Manager GUI, but the PowerShell option can create an overall list.

import-module servermanager