Previously, I have covered an application that automates the web (To do something like: If it’s going to rain tomorrow, email me) – that application is If This Then That (IFTTT) and it’s amazing. In fact, it’s one of my few “Great Tools” (read my take here). IFTT does great work for things you want to […]
I’m always looking for interesting challenges, and this one is no different. I came across this question in Microsoft’s Answers forum and I was intrigued. Windows Easy Transfer is actually pretty good for migrating user accounts and pulling out settings, but what if you wanted to use this tool to attempt a full user profile backup (to disk) at regular intervals? Is it even possible in any reliable way to do this?
As I was going over some issues others have had – I came across a fascinating question in the Microsoft Answer newsgroups. The user essentially wanted to trigger the execution of a task when the computer goes from being on battery to AC and vice versa. Since the Windows Task Scheduler does not include the ability to set a […]
What I wanted to do was simply map a drive to a network share as the local SYSTEM account of a Windows computer. That, took me down this twisty road that leads me to a definitive answer: Yes, it can be done. Let me show you.
Of the many tools I’ve come across (and there are many of them), one of the best is a simple tool borne out of a simple programming structure – “If something happens, do something”