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News Archives 2009 Q4


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December 27, 2009 Win3264.bat is a new batch file that checks if Windows is a 32-bits or 64-bits version.
December 24, 2009 • Today I discovered that, like PING, NETSH can be used for delays.
NETSH Diag Ping Loopback will ping, which takes about 5 seconds - hence a 5 seconds delay.

• I wrote CMOSBatt.bat, a batch file that returns the status of the CMOS battery, and CMOSDST.bat, which checks if DST is enabled for the CMOS clock.

• Happy Holidays
December 20, 2009 • Now my Basic Hardware Inventory and Basic Software Inventory HTAs also received a "100% CLEAN award" granted by Softpedia.

Thanks folks

ExpPrnDr.bat has been updated.
It will now notify you if no or multiple matching printers were found.
December 16, 2009 • Both my ADSITest.hta and WMIGen.hta received a "100% CLEAN award" granted by Softpedia.

Thanks folks

• I wrote a batch file to export printer drivers.
It will copy all printer driver files for the specified printer model to a newly created directory, and also add a batch file "install_driver.bat" to (re)install the driver.
The batch file requires Microsoft's DEVCON utility.
December 10, 2009 • Denis St-Pierre sent me a batch file to return the Windows version.

Thanks Denis
December 4, 2009 • It has been quiet and stable for a while, but today I added a "new" shutdown command to my Shutdown & Reboot page.
December 2, 2009 • I added a silent installation of WGA Notifier to my list of unattended software installations.

• I also added a Network section to my Unattended Installations page.
In this section I explain how to use NETSH to create scripts, with an example to set static IP addresses.

ListHDDs.bat has been updated.
The first implementation skipped some IDE/SATA drives, which has been corrected in this update.
November 24, 2009 • A new sample batch file has been added: ListHDDs.bat. It lists all physical harddisk models on a remote computer. To do so, it requires either WMIC or DEVCON; if neither is available, you will be prompted to open the DEVCON download page.
November 9, 2009 • A tip I received from the WinRAR team: Emsi Software will be offering FREE one year license for their product "a-squared Anti-Malware" during 24 hours on the 11th of November 2009, starting from 11:11 AM (CET).
Follow this link for more information and to download the software:
October 12, 2009 • I agree, it has nothing to do with scripting, but I have been waiting for this news for a long time: Amazon's Kindle Wireless Reading Device will be available outside the US as of next week.
Also available as of next month: Kindle for PC, free software to read Kindle books on your PC.


Archived news from 2009 Q3 More info on Amazon's international Kindle
Archived news from 2009 Q2
Archived news from 2009 Q1
Archived news from 2008
Archived news from 2007


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