Windows 7 (and Windows 2008) Command Line Utility to Change Time Zone

Here is a great hidden command line utility which is available starting in Windows 7, “tzutil.exe,” which can be used to view or change the computer’s Time Zone. To use this command: 1. Open the Command Prompt.2. Enter any of following commands: tzutil /g (To view current time zone) tzutil /l (To get a list of all available time […]

Connecting to Amazon AWS from Windows to a Linux AMI

Connecting from Windows to a Linux Server poses problems for the average person to connect, and use their Windows OS to connect to the Linux Server. For some this is enough to put off people from jumping in, or banging their head against the wall wondering why you cannot simply RDP into the server and […]

Glossary of Amazon EC2 terms

Amazon machine image (AMI)An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is an encrypted machine image stored in Amazon S3. It contains all the information necessary to boot instances of your software. Amazon EBSA type of storage that enables you to create volumes that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes behave like […]

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Command Line Tools Reference

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Command Line Tools Reference Guide provides the syntax, a description, options, and usage examples for each command line tool. This section describes who should read this guide, how the guide is organized, and other resources related to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is occasionally referred to […]

How to run Bucket Commander: A command line interface for Amazon S3

Bucket commander is a command line tool for Amazon S3. Bucket Commander needs a configuration file, which can be created using Bucket Explorer’s UI. Bucket Commander takes three arguments. ” -action ” , ” -authenticate ” and ” -emailprofile ” “ -emailprofile” is optional argument , you need to specify it only when you have […]

Uninstall the Annoying Windows Language Bar from the Windows Command Line

The lanuage bar can be uninstalled / removed / deleted / disabled completely by running the following command: regsvr32.exe /u /s msutb.dll

GNU WGet for Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.)

Whether you need a quick-and-dirty way to download a file via HTTP, HTTPS or FTP; or test a web page or recursively download a whole site, WGET is a great tool for the task. GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It […]

Synergy – desktop sharing for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own display.

Command line shortcut to Windows Components Wizard

Quick and easy way to launch the Windows Components Wizard. You could either run the following command from the Start / Run line or create a shortcut. %windir%system32sysocmgr.exe /i:%windir%infsysoc.inf This will launch the Windows Components Wizard so you don’t have to go the traditional route through Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs.