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Archive for December 28th, 2021

Covid-19 booster prik vanuit het buitenland reserveren: bel +31851124970

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/28


LET OP: We hebben een telefoonnummer gevonden dat je vanuit het buitenland kunt bellen om een boosterafspraak te maken: +31851124970. Deze lijkt nog wél te werken!

Draadje met extra informatie:

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Run the latest RDP session in full-screen

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/28

MSTSC.exe helptext

MSTSC.exe helptext

I created this small batch file:

:: start last RDP session (or new one with command-line parameters) full-screen
:: see
mstsc /f %*

It is based on [Wayback] MSTSC Commands and Creating a Custom Remote Desktop Shortcut | InterWorks, which has the helptext for MSTSC.exe (which stands for MicroSoft Terminal Services).

Later I found out a way easier method to get that helptext is to run MSTSC.exe /?, which shows a nice dialog:

[Window Title]
Remote Desktop Connection Usage

MSTSC [] [/v:<server[:port]>] [/g:] [/admin] [/f[ullscreen]] [/w: /h:] [/public] | [/span] [/multimon] [/edit "connection file"] [/restrictedAdmin] [/remoteGuard] [/prompt] [/shadow: [/control] [/noConsentPrompt]]

"connection file" -- Specifies the name of an .RDP file for the connection.

/v:<server[:port]> -- Specifies the remote PC to which you want to connect.

/g: -- Specifies the RD Gateway server to use for the connection. This parameter is only read if the endpoint remote PC is specified with /v.

/admin -- Connects you to the session for administering a remote PC.

/f -- Starts Remote Desktop in full-screen mode.

/w: -- Specifies the width of the Remote Desktop window.

/h: -- Specifies the height of the Remote Desktop window.

/public -- Runs Remote Desktop in public mode.

/span -- Matches the remote desktop width and height with the local virtual desktop, spanning across multiple monitors, if necessary. To span across monitors, the monitors must be arranged to form a rectangle.

/multimon -- Configures the Remote Desktop Services session monitor layout to be identical to the current client-side configuration.

/edit -- Opens the specified .RDP connection file for editing.

/restrictedAdmin -- Connects you to the remote PC in Restricted Administration mode. In this mode, credentials won't be sent to the remote PC, which can protect you if you connect to a PC that has been compromised. However, connections made from the remote PC might not be authenticated by other PCs, which might impact application functionality and compatibility. This parameter implies /admin.

/remoteGuard -- Connects your device to a remote device using Remote Guard. Remote Guard prevents credentials from being sent to the remote PC, which can help protect your credentials if you connect to a remote PC that has been compromised. Unlike Restricted Administration mode, Remote Guard also supports connections made from the remote PC by redirecting all requests back to your device.

/prompt -- Prompts you for your credentials when you connect to the remote PC.

/shadow: -- Specifies the ID of the session to shadow.

/control -- Allows control of the session when shadowing.

/noConsentPrompt -- Allows shadowing without user consent.



Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Remote Desktop Protocol/MSTSC/Terminal Services, Scripting, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Windows: get CPU information on the console

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/28

It still seems that WMIC is the quickest way to get CPU information on the console:

T510-PSO C:\bin\rdp> wmic cpu get name,CurrentClockSpeed,MaxClockSpeed
CurrentClockSpeed  MaxClockSpeed  Name
2667               2667           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU       M 560  @ 2.67GHz

T510-PSO C:\bin\rdp> wmic path win32_Processor get Name,NumberOfCores,NumberOfLogicalProcessors
Name                                             NumberOfCores  NumberOfLogicalProcessors
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU       M 560  @ 2.67GHz  2              4

Actually, wmic cpu is shorthand for wmic path win32_Processor, so this works fine:

T510-PSO C:\bin\rdp> wmic cpu get name,CurrentClockSpeed,MaxClockSpeed,NumberOfCores,NumberOfLogicalProcessors
CurrentClockSpeed  MaxClockSpeed  Name                                             NumberOfCores  NumberOfLogicalProcessors
2667               2667           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU       M 560  @ 2.67GHz  2              4

The reason is that cpu is an alias:

T510-PSO C:\bin\rdp> wmic alias cpu list brief
FriendlyName  PWhere              Target
CPU           Where DeviceID='#'  Select * from WIN32_PROCESSOR



Posted in Batch-Files, Console (command prompt window), Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, T510, ThinkPad, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Sometimes you wish that companies – especially banks – would pay you for testing their sites instead of you paying them for using their sites

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/28

People around me often wonder why things that seem so obvious does not work, and ask me if I bump into similar things.

I do, and often wonder why banks do not pay users to do testing for them instead of the other way around.

Below the fold a few Twitter threads. They might be mainly involving ING, but that’s just because I use their business and consumer portals more than those of other banks.

Here are the summaries:


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