Posts Tagged “windows”

Setting ‘User Cannot Change Password’ using Python

Adding users manually to Active Directory can be a chore, especially if you have a lot of users to add and/or you need to remember to set several options. Fortunately AD is readily scriptable. I generally use Python for this purpose, and there are numerous examples for how to do things like add a new […]


How did I not know about this? “Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin. It is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.” Previously I’ve been using PuTTYcyg which is a version of PuTTY with Cygwin support added. It’s good, but mintty seems a lot neater – rather than being a […]

Using physical disks with VMWare server

For some reason (product differentiation? simple oversight?) VMWare Server 21 has no option to create a VM using a physical disk. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that it can’t use them; you just need to import a predefined VM and tell it to use that. It’s possible to create a VM in the right format using […]

POSIX file semantics in Windows

Some Background: BTW: In the context of this post, ‘Windows’ always means ‘Windows NT’. The Windows kernel is designed to support multiple independent subsystems – different application environments – atop its native API. The two most common examples of Windows subsystems are the Windows API – formerly known as Win32 and used by the overwhelming […]