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Windows command line shortcuts

Filed under: windows — Tags: — sandokan65 @ 23:42
  • Default registry editor: regedit
  • Windows Installer:
    • Correcting the occasional problem with registration of MSI file type:
      • 1) first run: msiexec /unregister;
      • 2) then run: msiexec /regserver
    • Correcting the situation where the Windows Installer does not run properly but refuses to reinstall (source: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;319624):

      Method 5: Fix the broken security key for the MsiServer service

      • 1. Start the computer by using Windows 2000.
      • 2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit.exe, and then rename the following key to Old_Security:
      • 3.. Restart the computer (you must do this).
      • 4. Run Instmsiw.exe for installer 2.0 again; this corrects the broken security key for the MSI service.

    • Installing a MSI file using the command line version of Windows installer: msiexec /i python-2.6.5.msi
  • Accessing the Services applet: services.msc
  • Killing multiple instances of a process: taskkill /IM “outlook.exe” /f (Source: http://anigan.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/using-taskkill-to-kill-muliple-instances-of-outlookexe/)
  • Windows protected file cheker: sfc

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