You need to find out the security identifier (SID) for a user.)
Run the following command:
wmic useraccount get name,sid
Nutrition for the ambitious .NET developer - since 2003
With Visual Studio 2015, there are three free-to-use Express editions made available that can be used by individuals as well as enterprises.
Although there are no .ISO files provided, it’s possible to download the installation files by passing the /layout argument to the appropriate installer.
Here’s a table of the file names and offline folder sizes:
Product (Update 2)
Size (offline folder)
VS Express 2015 for Windows Desktop
VS Express 2015 for Web
VS Express 2015 for Windows 10
Here’s a list of Windows versions and their Server equivalent:
|Windows client version||Windows Server version|
|Windows XP||Windows Server 2003|
|Windows Vista||Server 2008|
|Windows 7||Server 2008 R2|
|Windows 8||Server 2012|
|Windows 8.1||Server 2012 R2|
The workaround that worked for me is to stop and disable the service: Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service.
Just recently I discovered an option in the Disk Cleanup feature of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to clean up Windows updates.
In all cases I tried Windows Update cleanup freed up more than 2 GB.
However, be advised that the cleanup can take quite a while.
You want to add somebody (or your personal account) as administrator for your page, but you get an error.
You can easily add administrators by using the e-mail-address (that is known to Facebook), but there are two privacy settings that come into play for that (on the account of the desired administrator):
Step 1: Make sure your likes are public
Step 2: Make sure your profile can be found by using the e-mail address:
Luckily, there is a solution:
Get more details at:
After installing SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, Windows Installer is running constantly.
Download and apply SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2.
Today, I got re-awarded as a Visual Studio ALM MVP for the 8th time.
The Visual Studio ALM brand is used to refer to Team Foundation Server (and service) as the core, surrounded by clients like the Visual Studio IDE, Microsoft Test Manager, Team Explorer, Microsoft Feedback Client, Team Web Access, and some more).
Here’s how Microsoft describes the MVP Award Program:
Today, 885 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community.
While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they answer more than 10 million questions a year!
MVPs are recognized each quarter for this annual award, which continues to grow and evolve to reflect the development of Microsoft technologies.
Congratulations to the new MVPs, and welcome back to renewed MVPs. We are very excited to recognize your amazing accomplishments!
On a computer, where you have all necessary permissions, IE presents you the credentials prompt every time you try to open a site on that machine.
You have probably already tried one of the following: