30 July, 2014

Experienced software architect / developer seeking new challenges

After working 7 years on the company I co-founded, I have decided that it is time to find new challenges. If you or anyone in your network are looking for a highly experienced software architect and developer, please inform them of my profile on linkedin or this blog.

/Thanks in advance
Allan S. Laustsen

28 July, 2014

TortoiseSVN no icon/shell overlay in windows

After updating or installing TortoiseSVN icons can get lost, it turns out that other shell overlay app's like DropBox or OneDrive can mess up the priority of the shell overlay handling in explorer, see Fixing the missing icons in TortoiseSVN for a fix/solution.

To avoid rebooting after modifying the registry database use the following approach :
"Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE, to bring up the Windows task list. Highlight 'Explorer' and click on 'End Task', if the Shutdown screen is shown, click 'Cancel'. After a few seconds an error message will popup, click on 'End Task' and the Windows explorer will be reloaded along with any new registry settings.
For Windows NT or 2000, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select "Task Manager". Choose the "Processes" tab and locate the "explorer.exe" process, highlight it and click "End Process". Select 'File -> New Task', then enter 'explorer' and click OK."

02 July, 2014

Restore Network Shares Without reebot

If you had to restore a harddrive after a failure i.e. drive failure, RAID configuration or similar, you can restore/re-enable network shares by using this approach:

Saving and restoring existing Windows shares

Solution, create bat file and run it:
Net Stop Server
Net Start Server
Net Start "Computer Browser"

Prevent checkdisk from running