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Friday, July 29, 2011

How to find Windows XP edition is 32 bit or 64 bit?

Run Msinfo32.exe.
You will get Help and Support Center screen.
Here under "Pick a task" click "Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems "
You would get tools screen.
Here click "My Computer Information" and "View general system information about this computer "
My Computer Information - General , Processor, Version if it says x86 Family it is 32-bit edition
My Computer Information - General , Processor, Version if it says x64-based PC it is 64-bit edition

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to Change your ftp server password using Filezilla FTP Client?

Connect to the ftp server.
Click on "Server" menu in the top and click "Enter custom command"
In the Enter custom command box type in the following

site pswd oldPassword newPassword regular

here oldPassword is your old password and newPassword is your new password.
This will change your password in the FTP server.

To correct it in the client,make sure to enter this password in the site manager, so you don't have to enter the password every time when you try to connect to the ftp server.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to find last logon user information on Windows?

For Windows Local user accounts:
For local SAM user accounts use the following commmand
net user
This command will give lot more information about the user along with last logon date and time.In case if you need for multiple user accounts last login information, run this command in a batch file and export to a text file.
net user user1
net user user2
net user user3

Keep above lines in the file called userlist.bat.
Then run the following
userlist.bat >output.txt

This output text file can be imported to an Excel sheet (In the import data wizard choose "Fixed width").So the sheet will have multiple Columns. Then use the Autofilter feature to filter the required coulms out like "user name" and "Last Logon" etc.

For Windows domain user accounts:
For Active directory domain user accounts use a tool called UsrStat. This would pull the data from the ADS PDC. This command-line tool displays the username, full name, and last logon date and time for each user in a given domain.
You can download this tool from the following location:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to fix PostgreSQL "could not open process token: error code 5" Error?

PostgreSQL Database Server 8.3 Service (pgsql-8.3) is not starting in windows.Getting “The PostgreSQL Server service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service”.
Throwing "could not open process token: error code 5" error in the Application log of event viewer.

Resolution: Make sure the PostgreSQL service account is NOT member of administrators group.It is not allowed as per postgresql.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How to fix "Search this blog" gadget keep loading message at error?

Forget the blogger or own "Search box" gadget.
Get a new gadget or widget from Google Custom Search.
Create your own search engine here.Add your site(s).
Get the code and paste in the html/javascript box of your blog.
Make sure you have only one custom search engine placed on your blog.
This way you can avoid keep loading message of "Search box" gadget of
You can monetize aswell in the custom search engine by placing adsense ads.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How to remove Make Private option on

You got “make your domain private” for free deal when you buy the domain name from godaddy and now if it is time to renew and the “private domain” deal isn’t free now. But how do you tell them you don’t even want it? You can’t! Not on at least. Here is the secret. You need to go to and get your account number by telling them you lost your account number/password. You have to enter the email address you registered on GoDaddy. You will get the email with your account number. Enter that number and your GoDaddy password. You will be able to uncheck the “Make Private” box from all your domains. Wait a few minute and go back to GoDaddy. Make sure you clear your cart and attempt to renew your domains again. You should be able to do so without the additional $8+ privacy charge for each domain.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Hindi,Tamil font in Blackberry.

Blackberry 6 OS supports natively Indian indic fonts if you bought black-berry from india.
People who bought from other countries, they might have to install net_rim_font_indic.cod in their blackbery.

Blackberry OS Version 5 does not support indic fonts. Need to use the opera browser technic for that.(in the browser type in “opera:config” and enable “Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts” will do the trick)

Check your balckberry os version by go to "Home screen" then "Settings"" then "Options" then "About"

Blackberry OS can be upgraded as long as if it is your personal one by using the following link.

If it is a corporate blackberry, needs to be done by corporate IT.

net_rim_font_indic.cod file can be downloaded from here
install this cod file using a program called BBSAK
Download BBSAK from here

Connect blackberry to the PC.If it does not show up in the device manager you would have to install the following driver.
BlackBerry USB and Modem Drivers_ENG.msi - download from below link.

Once it is connected successfully run BBSAK and type in the password. Click "Modify COD" and then "Install COD(s)". Specify the above said cod file.

Your blackberry will reboot and you could see indian language fonts flawlessly.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

An Extended Error Has Occurred error. How to fix it.

When you try to map a network drive (shared folder) you get the following error message."An Extended Error Has Occurred error."

This issue can be temporarily fixed by using ipaddress instead of server name.
Instead of \\servername\sharename use \\ipaddress\sharename.

Permanent solution is fix the time synchronized with the domain controller by running net time \\domaincontroller /set /yes command

In windows domain PDCemulator FSMO holder is the timesever.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

How to check if a firewall inbetween two machines is blocking a particular port?

To check port status between two machines follow the following steps.
Usually firewalls between two networks could block a port or ports.
Some applications might needs specific port open for client server communication.

Run on one machine Quick 'n Easy FTP Server - Programmed by Pablo van der Meer from
click configure settings and see the ftp port number.(Usually 21)

From the remote machine command line telnet to it.
telnet servername portnumber ie "telnet server1 21"
If the port is open you should be able to connect and you will get a welcome messange.
Change the port number in the ftp sever to the one you want to check and try to connect to that particular port number to see if that port is blocked.
Remember to stop and start each time when you change the port number.
If the port is blocked you would get connect failed message.