Windows: How to change Windows RDP Port Number

To change your Windows RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) port number to other,

1. Open Registry Editor,

C:\> regedit

2. Navigate to,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> System -> CurrentControlSet -> Control ->Terminal Server -> WinStations -> RDP-Tcp

3. Look at “Port number” and select Decimal.

4. Change to any number that you need and perform a reboot if it is not apply immediately.

Howto: Change Windows Server 2003 RDP Port

By default, Windows Terminal Server and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) listen on TCP port 3389.

To change the port to your custom port, you may refer to below:-

1. Open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

3. Find the “PortNumber” and change to your needed port.

To be secure, reboot your server to apply new port.

Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction with Windows XP

This is another article requested by readers 😛

To get Windows XP to be able to watch Hong Kong movie, simply follow the following instruction.

1. Trigger Windows Run (Win Key + R).
2. Enter, %windir% and press enter.
3. Open the following file with notepad and replace with following line.


4. Open Windows run with Win + R again, enter

attrib +r %windir%/ppsarea.ini

5. Enjoy.

Typeperf – Windows Command Line Monitoring Tools

typeperf is a good tools for Windows IT Professional to monitoring their server/PC through command prompt instead of GUI interface.

To understand more on typeperf, simply type in typeperf /?

To get all of the counter that can be listed in typeperf, you may enter the following command,

C:\> typeperf –q > c:\counter.txt

To define a counter live from your PC,

C:\> typeperf "\processor(*)\% Processor Time"

If you prefer to get from remote server,

C:\> typeperf "\processor(*)\% Processor Time" -s mickgenie.localhost


Windows 8 Beta is Now Available for Download

Windows 8 Beta, Windows Server 8 Beta and Visual Studio 11 Beta are now available to academic users via Microsoft’s DreamSpark Program. Students, faculty and staff world-wide can easily download these great products at no cost from their institution’s DreamSpark WebStore. Learn more on how each product brings great new enhancements to provide a better experience.

The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled slates and lightweight laptops, to large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens.

The next version of Windows is nearly here. If you missed it, you can now download and install a fully functional pre-release in the form of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Whether you plan to use the Consumer Preview to familiarise yourself with the next version of Windows, or decide to migrate across now, you’ll want to know how your apps are going to fare. Read on then, for our guide to picking the perfect software packages to help you with your exploration of the next generation of Windows.

Protect your PC
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has everything you need for a safe and secure Internet experience. To ensure the highest level of protection the product is integrated with the latest innovations in the IT security sphere that are implemented in Windows 8 Customer Preview. Close integration Between KIS Technology Preview and Windows Security Center (WSC) means extending license terms, updating antivirus databases, activating various product features and deactivating the product itself can Now be performed directly from WSC. There are plans to substantially broaden the product’s support for other security features included in Windows 8 Customer Preview.

Get a nice theme for desktop
Designed to extend seamlessly across dual monitors with identical resolution settings, this dramatic free theme for your Windows 8 Consumer Preview desktop also shifts your glass color to match each stunning, wide-angle image. Explore distant galaxies, verdant meadows, steep Mountains, and serene seas without ever leaving your chair. you can free download Nightfall and Starlight panoramic theme now.

Take advantage of touch

If you have a Microsoft keyboard or mouse – particularly a Touch mouse – then you should download and install Microsoft Device Center Beta 32-bit or Microsoft Device Center Beta 64-bit depending on which version of Windows 8 you’ve installed.

Microsoft Device Center lets you configure your mouse and keyboard for Windows 8, affording you the luxury of customizing the various taps, buttons and swipes according to your personal tastes. You can even customize settings for specific apps as well as system-wide.

Customize UI
View Your Favorite Site Right In Your Windows 8 Start Screen For Quick Interactive Features and Easy Access to Your Favorite Website For Great Programming Tips and Source Codes. View in any Mode.. Landscape or Portrait.. Adjusts it All. you can free download Metro UI App For Windows 8 now.

And finally…..
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Beta is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4. By using the .NET Framework 4.5 Beta together with the C# or Visual Basic programming languages, you can write Windows Metro style apps. The .NET Framework 4.5 Beta includes significant language and framework enhancements for C# and Visual Basic so that you can harness asynchrony, the blending of control flow in synchronous code, a responsive UI, and web app scalability.



Backup your Google Docs with GDocBackup

Ever think to backup your Google Docs Document as offline backup?

I am using GDocBackup to done it from my Windows Scheduled Task.
1. Download the GDocBackup with CMD version from here.
2. Extract the file to your PC.
3. Create a bat file and add into scheduled task. The bat content is as below,

mkdir "Backup\%date:~6,4%\%date:~0,2%"
GDocBackupCMD.exe -mode=backup -username=user [email protected] -destDir=D:\Backup\GDoc\Backup\%date:~6,4%\%date:~0,2% -docF=pdf -sprsF=xls -presF=ppt -drawF=pdf

Where you should replace your username, password and destDir to your own variable and the above bat file used to create the folder with year and month or you don’t need it.

For more information, refer to here.

Windows: Generate CSR key with IIS7

This article used to guide you on how to generate CSR(Certificate Signing Request) key from IIS7.

1. Select Start -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager or run from Windows Run with command “inetmgr”.
2. In the IIS Manager, choose your server name.
3. In your Middle panel, select Server Certificate.
4. Select on the “Create Certificate Request option” in the right panel.
5. In the Wizard, enter your information like image above.
6. Next, remain the service provider and change the bit length to at least 2048. You are advise to select 2048 and above for better security.
7. Save your certificate.

Windows Error: Microsoft VBScript runtime error ‘800a0046’ Permission denied

When you are using CDONTS to sending email with ASP script and you getting the following error,

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0046'
Permission denied
/filename.asp, line xx

 where xx is the line number using the send method of the NewMail object.

To resolve this issue, you may check the folder permission  of your pickup folder in your mail root directory.

1. Access to the mailroot directory and normally it is installed in C:\inetpub\mailroot.
2. Right click on the Pickup folder and select properties.
3. Check if IUSR_<computer> and IWAM_<computer> are added. Else, add it.

iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

iPadian, a simulator for Windows is designed to allow Windows user test out iPad environment from Microsoft Windows.

iPadian is designed without needed to install as it is a portable program that allow you to launch it with just double click on the exe file and it is free. Continue reading iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

Understand and Create GodMode in Windows 7

Windows release all in one tool named Godmode which supported with most of the Windows NT to allow server administrator to manage the Windows box easily.

To do this, simply create a new folder and name it “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” (without double quote).

Now, you can access this option directly from GodMode created.