How to CORRECTLY install PHP 7.4.16 for IIS on Windows

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It is easy to fall into old learnings and habits with Windows because it can be difficult to keep up with the latest methods. Also, you’re not in a position to run PHP on a linux stack, so Windows it is. If you’ve been around Windows and IIS for a long time, you might still… Continue reading How to CORRECTLY install PHP 7.4.16 for IIS on Windows

Linux tail -f replacement on Windows

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Use Get-Content and Get-Item in Powershell Looking for the tail command on Windows? Get-Content will do the trick. Here’s a link to the command page. Open PowerShell: Show the last line/s: Get-Content C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1\u_ex200711.log -Tail 1 Or use get-item Get-Item -Path .\LineNumbers.txt | Get-Content -Tail 1 Stream the file like tail -f Get-Content path-to-file -wait Example:… Continue reading Linux tail -f replacement on Windows

How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

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Windows 2019 TLS 1.2

Update the Windows Registry Start > Run > regedit Registry path: HKLM SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols Open TLS 1.2 For both Client and Server, double click Enable and set the REG_DWORD to 1. Click Ok, then reboot (but see below first). Lockdown various protocols for IIS While you’re configuring TLS, you may as well lock down IIS. The… Continue reading How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

Intel XTU error 0x80070643 attempted to install on an unsupported platform

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Intel XTU 0x80070643

I wanted to get the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility installed and play around with some overclocking on my 2017 HP Spectre X360 13″, which I’m currently running with an HP Omen e-gpu and an Nvidia GTX-1060Ti. I downloaded the software from Intel (version 6.5.1.321) and it would not install: error 0x80070643 attempted to install on… Continue reading Intel XTU error 0x80070643 attempted to install on an unsupported platform

How to search the Microsoft SQL Full Text Search index

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Use this query in SQL Management Studio to directly search the Full Text Search index. select * from sys.dm_fts_parser(‘”search term”‘, 1033, NULL, 0) Note that there are upcoming changes to FTI, including many deprecated functions, so if you’re using it extensively you probably have some work to do.

How to use Tail in Windows Powershell

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Windows is slowly, but surely, catching up to the hundreds of useful utilities for reading file content that *nix have had for forever. As you know, opening a 1 gig log file in notepad is impossible. Even using Notepad++, which can open some pretty large files, will not open a 1 gig file. Thank you,… Continue reading How to use Tail in Windows Powershell

How to get what version of Powershell you are using

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Microsoft Windows Powershell is a very useful tool that brought some sanity to managing Windows outside the GUI. To find the version you are running, open Powershell, paste and hit enter: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Result: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. PS C:\Users\username> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Major Minor Build Revision —– —– —– ——– 5 0… Continue reading How to get what version of Powershell you are using

Export Sites and Application pools in IIS

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Open CMD as Administrator: Export AppPools All %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list apppool /config /xml > c:\apppools.xml Single %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list apppool “MyAppPool” /config /xml > c:\myapppool.xml Export Sites %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list site /config /xml > c:\sites.xml or in txt format (not very useful) %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list site > c:\sites.txt  

Remove annoying beep sound on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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When using BASH on WSL, by default it will constantly beep at you while using the TAB key, etc. Here’s how to remove it: nano ~/.inputrc Scroll down and remove the # comment from: #set bell-style none Close and re-open Bash. Vi also has a bell sound (I prefer Nano for whatever reason). In that… Continue reading Remove annoying beep sound on Windows Subsystem for Linux