Monthly Archives: September 2012

Visio Viewer

Visio is a simple tool widely used by IT professionals to draw flow charts and data flow diagrams .

Microsoft has released a free Visio viewer, which allows users to open and view Visio diagrams.The free Visio viewer is ideal for users who had to just open and use the Visio diagrams as reference.

If visio viewer is installed on your pc, simply double-click a Visio drawing i.e. files with .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx extension. The Visio Viewer, loads and renders the drawing in the IE 5/6/7/8 browser. If IE is already open, you can simply drag and drop the visio diagram to view it.

Download from here


Sharing a session with others

Sharing a session with others

Linux Screen for Session Management
Installing Screen on a Fedora or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5 with yum.

1.Login as root:
su # enter root password
2.Use yum to install it:
yum install screen

shortcuts to navigate through screen environment.
•0 through 9 – Switches between windows
•Ctrl+n – Switches to the next available window
•Backspace – Switches to the previous available
•Ctrl+a – Switches back to the last window you were on
•A – Changes window session name
•K – Kills a window session
•c – Creates a new window
•[ – Then use arrows to scroll up and down terminal

configure to allow screen to be shared
1.As root: chmod u+s /usr/bin/screen
2.chmod 755 /var/run/screen
3.Log out of root, and run Screen as the user who is going to share the session:

4.Press Ctrl+a, then type :multiuser on and press Enter.
5.Press Ctrl+a, then type :acladd user .

Connecting to the shared screen
1.SSH into the workstation
2.On terminal type: screen -x user

list available screen sessions
screen -ls
screen -x screen_session_name
Shadow a Remote Desktop Session in Windows

Just opened on the Terminal Server, open a command prompt and use the shadow command to shadow the original session

D:\Documents and Settings\admin>shadow /?
Monitor another Terminal Services session.

SHADOW {sessionname | sessionid} [/SERVER:servername] [/V]

  sessionname         Identifies the session with name sessionname.
  sessionid           Identifies the session with ID sessionid.
  /SERVER:servername  The server containing the session (default is curre
  /V                  Display information about actions being performed.

command to get the session is query session
read more usages from

To disconnect the shadow session from the remote side, press CTRL-*(on the numeric keypad)


Text-based web browser

A web browser shows only text content of pages is a text-based web browser,which is not currently using in modern times.

Most of the modern web sites using graphics and videos and it uses more bandwidth.Also a text-based web  browser does not support JavaScript and Adobe Flash.

In linux users conneted to a console and want to connect web,in such case and you want only less traffic, a text-based web  browser is helpful.

It support most of the browser protocols such as Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, NNTP and WAIS.
Common text browsers
Line Mode Browser

Using Lynx in windows

Download the utility from

Make a folder on your C drive called lynx_w32
Unzip the contents of the file into that folder.
Run the LYNX.BAT from the lynx_w32 folder

A sample page of google looklike


   Search Images Maps News Orkut Translate Gmail More +
   Web History | Settings | Sign in


   Google Search  I’m Feeling Lucky    Advanced search
      Language tools
   Search: (*) The web ( ) Pages from India offered in: Hindi Bengali Telugu Marathi Tamil Gujarati
   Kannada Malayalam Punjabi

   Advertising Programs     Business Solutions     +Google     About

                          ¬ 2012 – Privacy & Terms
(NORMAL LINK)   Use right-arrow or <return> to activate.
  Arrow keys: Up and Down to move.  Right to follow a link; Left to go back.
 H)elp O)ptions P)rint G)o M)ain screen Q)uit /=search [delete]=history list
Note:Site allows web authors to see what their pages will look like  when viewed with Lynx

IIS Database Manager

IIS Database Manager allows to easily manage local and remote databases from within IIS Manager. IIS Database Manager provides a full array of administrative functionalities including managing tables, views, stored procedures and data as well as running ad hoc queries. IIS Database Manager provides support for Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. In addition, because IIS Database Manager is an extension of IIS Manager, administrators can securely delegate the management of databases to authorized local or remote users, without having to open additional management ports on the server.

Manage Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL databases:
Add, rename, drop, and edit tables
View and manage primary keys, indexes and foreign keys
Edit data
Establish connections to multiple databases
Create and execute queries
Create, alter and delete stored procedures and views
Manage both local and remote database from your machine
Backup and restore Microsoft SQL Server databases
IIS 7 Manager provides remote management capabilities with a clean firewall-friendly option for managing a remote SQL Server
Exposes a public extensibility platform that enables the development of providers to support other databases
Compatible with SQL 2008/2005 and MySQL

FastCGI for IIS

FastCGI  is popular application frameworks which provides a high-performance alternative to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), a standard way of interfacing external applications with Web servers that has been supported as part of the IIS feature-set since the very first release.

Setting of per-process environment variables
Configurable maximum number of FastCGI processes per application pool
Configurable maximum number of requests that FastCGI process can handle before being recycled by FastCGI
Configurable idle timeout that can be used to optimize resource utilization on a server
Named Pipes and TCP based communication channel between FastCGI handler and FastCGI processes

More details for using as webplatform installation

Event ID 51 paging operation

Event ID: 51
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Description: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 during a paging operation.
0000: 04 00 22 00 01 00 72 00
0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80
0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0020: 00 52 ea 04 15 00 00 00
0028: 01 00 00 00 04 00 00 00
0030: 03 00 00 00 2a 00 00 00
0038: 02 84 00 00 00 29 06 00
0040: 2a 60 0a 82 75 29 00 00
0048: 80 00

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