4 moves to shut down your windows using remote desktop

Many people knows how to use windows remote desktop, great new feature when windows XP just release.
But many of them don’t know you can turn off the computer through remote desktop.

1. Call the task manager and select shutdown from the menu.
option I. right click on the system tray i.e. the right bottom corner.
option II. press Ctrl+Alt+End to send the Ctrl+Alt+Del command to the remote computer.
2. Call out the command line. Use the shutdown.exe

Specially make this note for my colleague Bio.


Install Sql Server 2008 Express on Windows XP

It should be simple to install a software which do not need to have a post on it.

Then why am I having this post? because it is not that easy for sql server 2008 Express, at least for me.

I download it from microsoft and double click to install it just like any other softwares I have used.

Then the installer tells me that I have to install .NET framework 2.0 SP2 first, fair enough.

I go to microsoft download page, download the SP2 installer, then install it.

I try to install Sql Server 2008 again, it is giving me the same message.

After searching on the web, the answer is that it actually needs .NET framework 3.5 SP1, so I download that and install it, reboot.

Then run Sql server installer again, it tells me that I need windows installer 4.5+, okay, go through all that again. Finally you will successfully install SQL server 2008 Express.

What an incredible installer! good job Microsoft.

Here are what you gonna need: .Net 3.5 SP1, Windows installer 4.5

HP DL160 G5 with Windows XP!

due to the customer request, I have to do this unusual setup. Finding those drivers is a pain in my neck.

The SAS Controller driver can be found easily on LSI with it’s model 1064E.

Network card is no problem for XP sp3.

Graphic adaptor has token me half day, so this will be handy for you. look here. I don’t know if it is official, but this is the only one I found it works.

And there is still one unknown device which I am still dealing with. Maybe Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH Driver, maybe the fans controller. Tell me if you know what it is.