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Retrieve or Decrypt Password of an application pool in IIS 8.5 or 8.0 or 7.5 or 7.0

If you have lost or forgot the password of an application pool identity on IIS, there is a very easy way in order to retrieve it.

The following procedure can be used on a server with IIS 8.5 or IIS 8.0 or IIS 7.5 or IIS 7.0.

1. Locate the application pool name from IIS Manager,
iis-app-pool-password-1

2. Run command prompt as Administrator

3. Change path to: C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv>

4. Enter the command: appcmd list apppool "apps" /text:*
note: “apps” is the application pool name in this example
iis-app-pool-password-2

5. Now you have the password, because it is stored in clear text. Remember to grant least privileges to these accounts, because the password can be easily retrieved.

PowerShell V3 Update Help

In the latest version of PowerShell, you can download and install the latest help files with the Update-Help cmdlet.

Syntax:

Parameter Set: Path
Update-Help [[-Module] <String[]> ] [[-SourcePath] <String[]> ] [[-UICulture] <CultureInfo[]> ] [-Credential ] [-Force] [-Recurse] [-UseDefaultCredentials] [ ]

Parameter Set: LiteralPath
Update-Help [[-Module] <String[]> ] [[-UICulture] <CultureInfo[]> ] [-Credential ] [-Force] [-LiteralPath <String[]> ] [-Recurse] [-UseDefaultCredentials] [ ]

In case you are using proxy with username/password authentication you will get this error when you try to update:

update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Microsoft.PowerShell.Management, Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility, CimCmdlets, ISE, Microsoft.PowerShell.Diagnostics, Microsoft.PowerShell.Host, Microsoft.PowerShell.Security, Microsoft.WSMan.Management, PSScheduledJob, PSWorkflow, PSWorkflowUtility, Microsoft.PowerShell.Core' with UI culture(s) {en-US}: Unable to connect to Help content. Make sure the server is available and then try the command again.

To set proxy settings in PowerShell you can use:

import settings from Internet Explorer:

netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie

or
set proxy settings:

NetSH WinHTTP Set Proxy proxy-server="ProxyServer:8080"

If you are using authentication on your proxy server, try the following:

$browser = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$credentials = Get-Credential
$browser.Proxy.Credentials = $credentials

…and

update-help

find out more for update-help cmdlet here

HTC WildFire S – Copy contacts from Phone to Google Account

You have a smartphone and you are looking for a best practice to backup up your contacts… You can do it the traditional way, by synchronizing the phone with your computer, or do it with the modern way, back up to the cloud.

The following procedure describes the procedure on HTC WildFire S and assumes that your contacts are on phone memory at the moment, but it should be similar with most of smart phones (at least Android).

How to do this:

    1. Export your phone your contacts to SD card: [highlight]People (contacts) – Options – Import/Export – Export to SD card[/highlight]. This will create a .vcf file on your SD card, containing your phone contacts.
    2. Import the above contacts to your Google account: [highlight]People (contacts) – Options – Import/Export – Import from SD card – Google Account[/highlight] (This procedure will find automatically any .vcf file from SD card and will import it to your Google Account).
    3. Make sure that you synchronize your Google account at least once:[highlight] Settings – Account & Sync – Google – Sync Contacts.[/highlight]

Seether – Disclaimer II

US Track Listing

1. Gasoline
2. 69 Tea (Shaun Morgan)
3. Fine Again
4. Needles
5. Driven Under
6. Pride
7. Sympathetic
8. Your Bore
9. Fade Away
10. Pig (Morgan)
11. Fuck It
12. Broken
13. Sold Me
14. Cigarettes
15. Love Her
16. Take Me Away
17. Got It Made
18. Out of My Way
19. Hang On
20. Broken | featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence

European Track Listing

1. Gasoline
2. 69 Tea
3. Fine Again
4. Needles
5. Driven Under
6. Pride
7. Sympathetic
8. Your Bore
9. Fade Away
10. Pig
11. Fuck It
12. Broken
13. Sold Me
14. Cigarettes
15. Got It Made
16. Broken | featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence

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Creed – Greatest Hits

All songs written by Mark Tremonti, Scott Stapp.

1. Torn (My Own Prison)
2. My Own Prison (My Own Prison)
3. What’s This Life For (My Own Prison)
4. One (My Own Prison)
5. Are You Ready? (Human Clay)
6. Higher (Human Clay)
7. With Arms Wide Open (Human Clay)
8. What If (Human Clay)
9. One Last Breath (Weathered)
10. Don’t Stop Dancing (Weathered)
11. Bullets (Weathered)
12. My Sacrifice (Weathered)
13. Weathered (Weathered)

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HTTP Error 401.1 Unauthorized Access is denied due to invalid credentials

In IIS 6, when you configure the applications to work with integrated windows authentication, sometimes you get the following error:

HTTP Error 401.1 Unauthorized Access is denied due to invalid credentials

In order to solve this issue, proceed with the following:

  • run cmd
  • go to: C:\Inetpub\Adminscripts
  • Check if NtAuthenticationProviders metabase property is set to NTLM
  • Type: “cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc/NTAuthenticationProviders” & enter
  • If you get the message: “The parameter “ntauthenticationproviders” is not set at this node.” proceed
  • Type: cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/NTAuthenticationProviders “NTLM” & enter
  • A sample from a machine – click for larger
HTTP Error 401.1 Unauthorized Access

HTTP Error 401.1 Unauthorized Access