Category Archive: Windows

Oct 06 2010

Where is the MSDN File Transfer Manager installed?

02/25/2011 Update: On my Windows 7 x64 (SP1) machine, I found it located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft File Transfer Manager\TransferMgr.exe Of course, if you’re running 32-bit, then drop the ” (x86)”. —————— File Transfer Manager for MSDN can be found in the following location: %SystemRoot%\Downloaded Program Files\TransferMgr.exe See http://bit.ly/bMhDVj

Sep 30 2010

Ping, Windows 7, and the Windows Firewall

If you cannot ping a Windows 7 box, don’t just disable the Windows Firewall.  See the following page describing how to enable the included ICMP Echo rule in the Windows Firewall: http://www.fixya.com/support/r5359816-allow_ping_icmp_echo_request_windows_7 Note that I shut down the Windows Firewall service (net stop mpssvc) and this did not “re-enable” ping.  I had to add the …

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Apr 19 2009

XP SP3 cannot connect to Vista Ult SP1

I could not get our Windows XP SP3 machine to connect to our Vista SP1 “server” machine.  I found the solution at: http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-vista-support/227510-solved-vista-sp1-changed-sharing-behavior.html Solution: The XP machine’s Local Security Policy had to be changed to enforce NTLMv2. The user’s problem was described as follows: I upgraded Vista Ultimate to SP1 today and after the update, …

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Apr 10 2006

(Re)installing the iTunes COM API in Windows

I ran into a problem recently where a third-party application could not launch iTunes and the Apple iTunes COM SDK also could not launch iTunes.  I have the 64-bit version of Windows XP Professional (x64 Edition) installed on my Athlon 64 computer and initially thought that perhaps MarkAble (an excellent tool for converting audio files …

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