Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Search Active Directory from Windows7 without Active Directory Console

Hi Friends,
Today I got request from one of my colleague; to add/remove member from security groups in AD from User Desktop where Active Directory Users & Computers (ADUC) console is not installed.
The feature of Search People in Active Directory was available in Windows XP, but it is not present in Windows 7.
Here is just a simple command to search AD from Windows 7 Desktop.
%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe dsquery,OpenQueryWindow
You can use above command line by following methods
  • Save as batch file and execute the same
  • Create a Shortcut with above command line and name as you like it.

Happy Learning!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Windows 7 use as the default gateway

This seems to be known issue with Windows 7. This happens if Apple Bonjour service & Adobe CS3 products running on the system.

 Please go through below articles for the same.

 Apple Bonjour service

Adobe – CS3

  • Disable & Stop C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe
  • Run the following command
  •  "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -remove
  • This removes the service and restarted the computer to solve the issue.

Happy Learning!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Enable Hyper Terminal in Windows 7

One of the big complaints about Windows 7 is the lack of HyperTerminal. So here is how to get HyperTerminal on to Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit).

On the Windows 7 box make a new folder under C:\Program Files\HyperTerminal for 32-bit and for 64-bit make a new folder C:\Program Files (x86)\HyperTerminal

  • hypertrm.exe
  • hypertrm.dll
  • hypertrm.chm

If you want to have HyperTerminal on your Start Menu just create a shortcut to hypertrm.exe and put it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and when you go to All Programs under the Start Menu HyperTerminal will be there.

You can download the files you need from this link: