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Ever tried to run a VBS scripts that queries Active Directory in another domain or from a workstation that is not a domain member? Than you have probably seen this error before:

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This is because the default settings for Chasing referrals is set to ADS_CHASE_REFERRALS_NEVER.

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    mstsc icon Ever wondered how mstsc saves passwords? If you open an RDP file with a text editor like Notepad you can see the encrypted password. In this article I will show you how to encrypt and decrypt these passwords. Besides password recovery this enables you to create rpd files programmatically or perhaps update the password in many rdp files with a batch file.

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    Command Prompt IconA little while ago I wrote a little commandline tool that starts an RDP connection (with mstsc.exe) because mstsc doesn’t allow you to use the login credentials (username, password) as commandline arguments.

    Arguments are:

    1. Servername (string)
    2. Port (integer, usually 3389)
    3. Username (string)
    4. Domain (string)
    5. Password (string)
    6. Console (integer, specify 0 for false and 1 for true)
    7. RedirectDrives (integer, specify 0 for false and 1 for true)
    8. RedirectPrinters (integer, specify 0 for false and 1 for true)

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    A friend bought a new Toshiba Satellite L40 laptop which came with Windows Vista preinstalled. The wireless connection (via the built in Atheros AR5007EG card) was very unstable and sometimes unable to connect to the access point. When connected internet speed was very slow, sometimes unable to open pages at all. First we tried replacing the preinstalled Toshiba drivers with the latest from the Toshiba site and later on the most recent from Atheros (which can be found here).  Both drivers didn’t improve the speed.  
    Solution:

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