Powershell: Exporting Active Directory Contacts

Some time ago, I needed to have a list of all Contacts registered in Active Directory. Knowing that there are a lot of them (numbering at least eighty), getting the data manually was not a viable alternative, particularly knowing that the same objective can be achieved through Powershell. I eventually came up with a solution.… Continue reading Powershell: Exporting Active Directory Contacts

Sense: Referencing files from wherever you want

In Sense, you can reference a list to control what your program does. By default, the [line X from_file “file.txt”] references the Sense project folder, but it can reference one of many locations. How this works differs on Windows and Mac, but the approach is much the same.     The way you do it,… Continue reading Sense: Referencing files from wherever you want

Exporting Sense scripts as clear text

As part of my studies, I have been “programming” in Sense, a version of Scratch, the graphic programming environment developed at MIT. The programs developed in Sense are stored as .sb-files. Now, the problem is that these files are only readable by the program that made them (and Sense programs are apparently not readable by… Continue reading Exporting Sense scripts as clear text

Deleting a service from the command prompt

Sometimes, as an administrator, you will need to remove a service from Windows. This can be because it is malfunctioning, and reinstalling the software it came with does not solve the issue, or because an uninstall of the software it came with does not solve the actual problem. Whatever the cause, removing a service takes… Continue reading Deleting a service from the command prompt

Controlling the version of Java installed

Every so often, I encounter computers that, among other things, have very specific prerequisites. For SAP CRM and Mobile Sales, more often than not, a specific version of Java should be installed. If it isn’t, problems ensue. Now, while you’ll always have the option of finding out what version is installed through the control panel, there is a much quicker way.