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September 11, 2010

Old Windows Tool: XCOPY

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 7:04 pm
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XCOPY is an old Windows Tool. I remember that I first used this tool to copy files with sub-directiories when my computer was DOS based one. It is a nice tool to copy files. At my current work, this tool is also used to copy only most recently changed files as a way to back files. The option is /D/Y.

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December 12, 2009

PsExec.exe Access Denied

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 9:21 pm
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I thought PsExec.exe would never fail to start a process on remote. I got my first failure last week when I was working on a project to do a similar remote execution call as I did before for a Windows XP Prof box. I had not problem running PsExec.exe to zip a file on Windows XP box before. However, this time for that Windows XP box, I got a failure: Access denied.

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December 7, 2009

SysInternals Tool: PsExec.exe

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 2:10 am
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PS supports remote process. That means you may run a process on a remote Windows. Recently I was working on a project which requires to run a process on a remote Windows box. I tried to use WMI process to start a process on remote. It works on one box (Windows XP), but the same codes do not work on a Windows 2008 server.

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November 8, 2009

SyncToy 2.0 – A Windows 7 Tool by Microsoft Home Server Team

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 9:25 pm
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toolsLast week, I was asked to investigate an issue of backup some files from remote network drives. I thought the basic concept is to find out if a file has been changed or not. This could be file name, modified date. It can go further complicated such as file name changes, deleting, as well as content change. This must be a very common issue in Windows platform, I thought, and there must be something available such as libraries or tools.

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