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Archive for December 31st, 2012

Cool app, wish I had known this 6+ months ago: AirDroid-Enjoy your Android Experience over the air

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/31

Boy, this free AirDroid App makes managing your Android so much more productive as you can do everything from the web-browser on your desktop.

The web-browser makes a secure connection to a small web-server on your Android device.

  • with full desktop screen resolution
  • upload files
  • send messages
  • install applications
  • manage contacts

Highly recommended!

–jeroen

via: AirDroid-Enjoy your Android Experience over the air.

Posted in Android Devices, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Getting localized translations of built-in Windows account names

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/31

A lot of scripts you find on the internet have hardcoded Windows account names or groups, for instance BUILTIN\Administrators

Those don’t work on many localized Windows versions, as part of the account names have been translated as well. Not only Administrators is translated, but BUILTIN can be translated too. Basically, expect everything in Windows to be translated as part of the localization process.

Some people keep translations lists, but that is not the real solution.

The real solution is that each such group, account or other identifier stems from a SID or Security ID.
Many of those SIDs are the same on any machine, or structured the same within a domain.
Microsoft has a list of these called Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems.

That list isn’t in a format most Windows tools use it, so I generated the list below that is more suitable.

The list below is based on a Windows 7 machine. Other versions or editions give slightly different results, but it is a good start.

At the bottom is the batch file that I used to generate this table. That file is adapted from the Microsoft list above.

The batch file depends on a few tools and tricks: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 1 Comment »

 
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