The user account does not have permission to run this task

When a Scheduled task is created by another user (or SYSTEM) most of the time only that user can manually trigger the task execution. When you try to execute the scheduled task from the user interface you can get the error message: The user account does not have permission to run this task This error […]

Copy files between Windows and Linux computers

There are many tools to copy files between Windows and Linux computers, I have found this method the simplest. It does not require any software installation on the Windows machine, and only one package installation on the Linux machine. Share a folder on the Windows machine Share a folder on the Windows machine and allow […]

Edit the HKEY_CURRENT_USER Windows Registry keys of another user

The user-specific settings in the Windows registry are stored under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key. If you open the Regedit.exe application the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key contains the settings for your user account. To access the registry keys of another user we need to Find the Security ID of the user In Regedit navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\hivelist The key lists the Security IDs and […]

Send Alt-Control-Delete to a Windows server via Remote Desktop

When you log into a Windows server via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in some cases you need to send the Alt-Control-Delete ( in other notations Alt-Ctrl-Del, Control-Alt-Delete, Ctrl-Alt-Del ) key combination to the remote server. From a Macintosh laptop On a Macintosh laptop press the fn+control+option+delete keys to send Alt-Control-Delete to the server. From a Windows […]

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No output folder

This error can happen on Linux and Windows, and the cause could be the same. On Windows Server 2012R2 I opened a command prompt. To be able to delete a directory from the Tomcat webapps folder, I have issued the shutdown command. When I started the server with the startup command, and navigated to my local […]

Git Bash and Command Prompt cannot see the VirtualBox shared folder on Windows 10 guest

When you start a Windows 10 guest machine in VirtualBox on your workstation, you can set up shared folders to seamlessly copy files between your workstation and the Windows 10 guest machine. The shared folder appears in Windows Explorer as a mapped network location. For more on this see Configure the Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox […]

Refresh the environment variables in the Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell window

When the Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell windows open, they read the environment variables from the registry. If another process changes the value of an environment variable or creates a new one, the already open windows don’t reflect those changes. To reload the environment variables into open Command Prompt and PowerShell windows execute refreshenv

Install Git on Windows

If you use two-factor authentication see Create a Personal Access Token to use it as password in the command line tools at Switching to 2-factor authentication in GitHub Navigate to https://git-scm.com/download/win to download Git for Windows. The page automatically downloads the installer for the operating system you use. Install the application Accept the default values, including these: Make […]

Install Chocolatey

The Chocolatey home page is at https://chocolatey.org/ Install Chocolatey Navigate to the Chocolatey website at https://chocolatey.org/ and follow the latest instructions. At the time of writing the instructions were Using the Command prompt Open a command prompt as Administrator, Install Chocolatey with the command @”%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe” -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command “iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1’))” && SET “PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin” Using […]