Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Query and Reset Terminal Services Sessions Remotely

My users routinely abandon RDP sessions and i am locked out from getting into the server...I could use another server to check the status of the first one. As long as the logged in user has administrative rights on the non-accessible machine we can do this:

qwinsta /server:servername

Results:

> qwinsta /server:Blackjack
SESSIONNAME USERNAME ID STATE TYPE DEVICE
console 0 Conn wdcon
rdp-tcp 65536 Listen rdpwd
rdp-tcp#70 Tim 1 Active rdpwd
rdp-tcp#75 Ron 2 Discon rdpwd

Ron's session is disconnection as the status tells us. To terminate Ron's session I would type this:

rwinsta /server:Blackjack 2

The commands stand for:

qwinsta = Query WINdows STAtion
rwinsta = Reset WINdows STAtion

Monday, March 19, 2007

Kelly at A Yoga Coffee Outlook is giving away a Zune MP3 Player

This one is for bloggers only, you have to post on your blog that she is giving it away according to her specifications. If you don’t have a blog, go to blogger.com and set one up in about five minutes or less.The Zune is the new media player from Microsoft, it is a 30GB model, and it is worth like $230 right now. She is holding this giveaway until July 1, so you have plenty of time to sign up.

The link to her blog is below…
Yogacoffeeoutlook.com

Good luck.


Friday, March 16, 2007

D SLR Camera Choice

Ok - I am interested to hear from everyone as to your thoughts on a DSLR camera. I am considering the Nikon D80 or the Canon EOS Rebel XTi. I want a camera that will grow as my girls get older and can accomidate the sports and other activities we have. One of the features I want is a camera that can take multiple pictures quickly holding down the shutter button. Does anyone have any suggestions? TIA!