Manually Change Dock Background

This can only be done using a jailbroken iPhone. Navigate to the following location using SSH, Disk for iPhone or something similar.

/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/

Replace the SBDockBG.png file to one of your liking.

Finally restart the device.

Accessing HKEY_CURRENT_USERS remotely

When connecting to a remote registry you only have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_USERS available.

The profile is stored in the HKEY_USERS. The HKEY_CURRENT_USER key maps to the current user’s branch in HKEY_USERS.

By looking at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList you can identify the SID for each profile.

Each SID has a ProfileImagePath key which points to the users profile in the Documents and Settings folder. You can use this information to identify the SID for a particular user.

Once you have the SID HKEY_CURRENT_USER settings can be changed under the appropriate branch in HKEY_USERS.

Windows Environment Variables

%ALLUSERSPROFILE% – C:Documents and SettingsAll Users
%APPDATA% – C:Documents and Settings{username}Application Data
%COMPUTERNAME% – {computername}
%COMSPEC% – C:WindowsSystem32cmd.exe
%HOMEDRIVE% – C:
%HOMEPATH% – Documents and Settings{username}
%PATH% – C:WindowsSystem32;C:Windows;C:WindowsSystem32Wbem
%PATHEXT% – .COM; .EXE; .BAT; .CMD; .VBS; .VBE; .JS ; .WSF; .WSH
%PROGRAMFILES% – Directory containing program files, usually C:Program Files
%PROMPT% – Code for current command prompt format. Code is usually $P$G
%SYSTEMDRIVE% – The drive containing the Windows XP root directory, usually C:
%SYSTEMROOT% – The Windows XP root directory, usually C:Windows
%TEMP% and %TMP% – C:DOCUME~1{username}LOCALS~1Temp
%USERNAME% – {username}
%USERPROFILE% – C:Documents and Settings{username}
%WINDIR% – C:Windows

Dynamic Environment Variables

%DATE% – Current date in the format determined by the Date command
%TIME% – Current time in the format determined by the Time command
%CD% – Current directory with its full path
%ERRORLEVEL% – Number defining exit status of a previous command or program
%RANDOM% – Random number between 0 and 32767

Enable SSL, SSL2.0, SSL3.0, TSL and PCT in IE

The following registry string allows all, individual or none of the security protocols to be enabled/disabled in Internet Explorer

The value of SecureProtocols represents which protocols are selected SSL,SSL2.0, SSL3.0 and TSL1.0. Hex value 000000a8 (decimal 168) is all enabled, setting to 0 disables all. Values can be set to enable some but not others.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings]
“SecureProtocols”=dword:000000a8

Fixing Windows Sleep Issues

The following are things to try if you are having problems with your Vista/Windows 7 MCE sleep settings.

1. Goto Advanced Power Config and changed setting for sharing media to Allow computer to sleep

2. Make sure hard disk powers down before my machine goes to sleep i.e. set sleep to 10 minutes, then I see hard disk power down to 5 minutes

3. Check power settings on NICs especially nForce Network Controllers. Ensure the NIC can be switched off to save power and not wake the machine

4. The Windows 7 Media Center slide show screensaver can prevent sleeping. Disabled it in Media Center, it’s under the picture settings as it’s a photo slideshow screensaver)

5. There used to be a problem with homegroups in Windows 7. Being a member of a homegroup prevented going to sleep. Try removing it. (Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsNetwork and Sharing CenterAdvanced sharing settings)