Archive for June, 2009

Changing File Types in Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Changing file types in terminal services 2008 is not like in 2003. The following steps consist of installing a program and manually changing file type associations on the server globally.

In older versions of terminal services, you would install a program under control panel for terminal services. You may notice that when you try to do this through a remote desktop session when logged in as administrator, that you are not able to do so.

Installing an application:
1. Open up a command prompt
2. Type in change user /install
3. Go to control panel, and switch to Control Panel Home
4. Click on Programs
5. Install Programs for Terminal Services

Changing file types:
1. Open up a command prompt
2. Type in change user /install
3. Go to control panel, and switch to Control Panel Home
4. Click on Programs
5. Click on the link to change filetypes (this’ll change them globally).

Once you’re done, do the following to put the user account back into regular mode:
1. Open a command prompt
2. Type in change user /execute

iPhone Tethering How-to

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

You can now tether your computer to the iPhone. The iPhone tethering option is available here (amongst other locations). Once downloaded, run a quick defaults command (I know, I sure do use a lot of defaults commands on this site), writing a boolean value into the com.apple.iTunes domain for carrier-testing:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true

Once you’ve done that go into restore mode in iTunes (option-click the Restore button) and choose the ipcc file you just downloaded.

Alternatively you can just click on this link from your iPhone to run through a quick generator to enable tethering. Doing so will generate a property list file with a .mobileconfig extension, similar to what you create in the iPhone Configuration Utility (if you’re like me you’ll want to see what this thing is doing before you cut it loose). Because the file is compatible with the iPhone Configuration Utility, you can actually download it onto your computer and double-click on it to add it into the iPhone Configuration Utility library and see which keys the payload will install. You can also open with your favorite plist-friendly editor and view the keys directly.

318 Now on Twitter

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

318 is excited to announce that we are now on Twitter.  You should follow us! We’re at https://twitter.com/318INC.

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Announced

Monday, June 8th, 2009

You can read the press release at Apple. Highlights include:

  • Half the cost: $499 for Unlimited Clients
  • NetRestore is now bundled with Mac OS X Server
  • Wiki2 includes iPhone and QuickLook-type image display
  • Address Book Server now included
  • iCal Server works with iPhone
  • Push Email Support
  • New iPhone Configuration Utility
  • Supa-fast (OK, that last part is not official)