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26
Jul
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Performing a Telnet on port 25 to simulate SMTP

When email servers are playing up and you need to find out what’s going on, sometimes it’s best to get your hand dirty. Use this Telnet trick to test the connection to the SMTP email server and find out what’s really causing the emails not to get through.

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20
Feb

Eject Hardware Safely using command prompt

To eject hardware safely (e.g. external usb drives) from the command prompt, type the followinf command

> RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

22
Jan

Restarting IIS 7.0

To restart IIS 7.0 open up a command prompt as an administrator account and enter

> iisreset

IIS should then gracefully shutdown and restart.

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