Adding new file associations to terminal server 2000

I had an issue with TIF images not opening in the correct application on our 2000 Terminal Server. Simple fix: Right Click on the file, go to properties a Click the change button next to Opens with: text.

TSE File Association 01

Except it’s not there!! Don’t panic, this is on purpose!

A quick google and i found the solution:

On computers running Windows 2000 Terminal Services in Application Server mode, the UI may be locked down so that no one can change file type associations (not even administrators). This is done so that you can only edit the entries programmatically or by using MSI-based applications. This ensures that an inadvertent change in the UI does not effect the global file type associations across the computer running Terminal Services and all of its users. When this policy is enabled, the New, Delete, Change, and Advanced buttons are unavailable on the File Types tab of the Folder Options tool in Control Panel. You can enable this functionality by changing the following registry entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoFileAssociate”=dword:00000000

One thing i would suggest is that you set the dword back to 1 after you have made your changes to keep things safe.

164 Memory Error

Just a quick note about something that has just cropped up: I was upgrading one of the really old machines at work with some PC133 SIMMS i found in another dead machine.

After upgrading the memory, it came up with an 164 Memory Error and wouldn’t boot no further!

Don’t panic though, it is just a bios message that tells you that the memory configuration has changed. All you need to do is restart that machine a few times and it will become happy with it’s new memory!

You can find a list of codes here:

http://www-304.ibm.com/…

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An example of why you should not bother stealing my code…

What the hell is spinny!!! lol Okay so i know what spinny is but why on earth did i decide to call it that? It’s fun looking back at my code

< % ‘write all session data
dim spinny
For Each spinny in Session.Contents
Response.Write(spinny & “-” & session.Contents(spinny) & ” “)
Next

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response.Write(” “)
response.Write(sql)
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