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aplocher / sqlsrvhelper.bat
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Helper bat file to start / stop SQL server instances. Will require user intervention (pause) when error occurs. Supports colorized output if cmdcolor.exe is available in the same dir or in the environment PATH.
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@echo off
rem ---------------------------------------------
rem - SQL SERVICE HELPER v1.1.20140624
rem -
rem -
rem - Description:
rem - Helper bat file to start / stop SQL server instances. Will require
rem - user intervention (pause) when error occurs. Supports colorized output
aplocher / DelUnusedConstants.ps1
Last active Aug 29, 2015
This is a basic script that helps cleanup a series of unused constants in a single file by scanning all *.cs files from a folder to try to find any usages. If not found, it will get commented out and the dev will be able to easily Find/Replace all commented lines with an empty line after verifying that nothing is broken. It uses text parsing, so…
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$fileToCheck = 'C:\SourceCode\BitCollectors.WinFormsControls\BitCollectors.WinFormsControls\Common\Win32Native.cs'
$fileToOutput = 'C:\Temp\'
$fileToBackup = 'C:\Temp\Win32Native.old.cs'
$folderToLookIn = 'C:\SourceCode\BitCollectors.WinFormsControls\BitCollectors.WinFormsControls'
$constRegex = '^\s*[^\/]\s*((internal|private|public|protected)?\s+const\s+[a-zA-Z0-9]+)?\s+([A-Z]{1}[a-zA-Z0-9_]+)\s*\=.*(;|,)\s*$'
$csFiles = Get-ChildItem -Path $folderToLookIn -Recurse -Filter '*.cs'
#region Functions
Function OnLoad {
aplocher / WebAdmin.bat
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Starts the ASP.NET Website Admin Tool (WSAT) and launches a web browser to it. WSAT is no longer a prominent feature in VS2013 - this BAT file will assist with easily launching it with a single command.
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@echo off
:: Begin config section
set pathToApp=C:\SourceCode\MyApp\MyApp.Web
set pathToIISExpress=C:\Program Files\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe
set webPort=8019
:: End config section
if not exist %pathToApp% (goto errMissingApp)
if not exist %pathToIISExpress% (goto errMissingIisExpress)
View FixWin10ShellExp.ps1
# Tested with Windows 10 Tech Preview build 9926
# The following PowerShell script can be used to re-initialize the Shell Experience in Windows 10.
# WARNING: All store apps will be reinitialized meaning any local data associated with that app will
# get reset.
# This seems to be necessary if restoring from a restore point. When a restore point is used,
# the Start Menu, Cortana, and the Notification Area no longer work
aplocher / CleanTemp.ps1
Created May 30, 2015
PowerShell command to clean temp folder (only if the file or folder hasn't been touched in the last 2 days)
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Get-ChildItem $env:temp | Where-Object {$_.LastWriteTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-2)} | Remove-Item -Force -Recurse
aplocher / FixWinUpdateOnWin10.bat
Created Jun 13, 2015
Fix Windows Update issues with Windows 10 (could likely fix issues experienced in Win 8.1 and earlier, too)
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@echo off
:: Windows 10 Update issues
:: Stop / Disable Windows Update
sc config wuauserv start=disabled
taskkill /f /fi "SERVICES eq wuauserv"
net stop wuauserv
:: Clean temp files [where modified date not within the last 24 hours]
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "Get-ChildItem $env:temp | Where-Object {$_.LastWriteTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)} | Remove-Item -Force -Recurse"
aplocher / BackupDismFeatures.ps1
Created Aug 22, 2015
Small PowerShell script that looks at the currently installed Windows Features on the current system and generates a dism.exe/ cmd.exe command to be used to restore those features. Handy for when you're reinstalling Windows on a machine and want to backup / restore your IIS, Hyper-V, etc configuration.
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Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | where State -eq Enabled | %{$o += ("/FeatureName:"+$_.FeatureName+" ")}
Write-Host "dism.exe /Online /Enable-Feature $o/All"
aplocher / WindowsToolbarAutomation.ahk
Created Aug 31, 2015
AutoHotKey script to automate adding a toolbar to the taskbar in Windows
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; Automates adding a toolbar to the taskbar in Windows
#SingleInstance force
; Change to the folder path to your toolbar
ControlGet, handle, Hwnd,, TrayClockWClass1,,Notification Area
ControlClick, ,ahk_id %handle% ,,Right
WinWait,ahk_class #32768,,5
if ErrorLevel
aplocher / ArpHosts.ps1
Created Jan 11, 2016
Output based on (and similar to) arp -a, but includes hostnames. Will take a few seconds longer to run since it must reverse resolve each IP.
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$hostColWidth = 40
arp -a | % {
try {
if ($line -like "Interface:*" -or $line -eq "") {
} elseif ($line -like "Internet Address*") {
" " + "HostName".PadRight($hostColWidth, ' ') + $line
} else {
$res=[System.Net.Dns]::gethostentry($line.ToString().Trim().Split(" ")[0])
aplocher / Backup.bat
Last active Apr 26, 2016
Sync two folders using VSS. Handy for syncing source code with a backup destination on OneDrive
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@echo off & setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
:: Backup.bat:
:: Adam Plocher - -
:: --Description:
:: Synchronize (backup) a directory to another dir using VSS (volume shadow copy
:: service) in Windows to help ensure a successful copy without locked files
:: impeding the process.
:: Can be called from command line or can be used to install a scheduled task