Programming, Software, Various Languages, VBScript

Example Batch File to Identify a User and Run a VBScript File

Here is the syntax for writing a simple batch file that checks the user name of the account that is running the script, and then executes a VBScript file if the user name is positively matched. As part of the test, I’ll show how to execute the VBScript from the batch file while suppressing an intentional error message thrown in the VBScript file.  Continue reading “Example Batch File to Identify a User and Run a VBScript File”

Internet Explorer, Programming, Security, Software, Technology, Various Languages, Web Development

Remove Internet Explorer Open or Save Popup

Open or Save File
Open or Save File

In Internet Explorer 10 and IE 11 Microsoft has hidden the option to automatically open files rather than prompting for you to open or save a file of that type each time you click on it. In earlier versions of IE, the open/save dialog prompt came with a checkbox option to show, or not to show the dialog again for a particular file type, but this is no longer easily available.

I believe that Microsoft has hidden this option for recent releases of Internet Explorer as a security feature. I agree that this is an important feature to keep your PC safe from aggressive or malicious Web sites, so consider carefully if you really do want to enable automatic downloading of any type of file. The Microsoft developers intentionally do not want files opening themselves by default and this is 99% of the time a good thing. However in some cases you want your users or yourself to have the option to disable the constant prompt to open or save a document from your application. Continue reading “Remove Internet Explorer Open or Save Popup”

IIS, IIS8, Programming, Software, Technology, Various Languages, Web Server, Windows 2012

Allow Single Sign-on for RemoteApps in Windows 2012

In RemoteApps for Windows Server 2012 the support for .RDP and .MSI file distribution has been discontinued in favor of using the Web portal method. In this article I will review how to allow single sign-on for users on a LAN for RemoteApps hosted by Windows Server 2012. Continue reading “Allow Single Sign-on for RemoteApps in Windows 2012”