There used to be a couple of hacks from Microsoft called CConnect and LimitLogin[^] that came with Windows 2000 resource kit. I have some doubts that it works on Server 2008.
Another solution is of course to use Remote Desktop.
This is related to software licenses (without a license server (*)) bound to a user name (i.e. only user "Joe" can use the software); this means that "Joe" could log in on different machines and use the software.
Currently, we generate licenses bound to some hardware keys (NIC/HardDisk); so if the machine dies we have to generate a new license (and that bugs a potential client that we really want to have) and they have to get back to use to generate a new license.
(*) We already use hardware USB license key; and will probably look into a proper license server (like flexlm).
I was looking for a confirmation if that was allowed on Windows or not.
Depends on what the local admin allows on his network.
You'll need a server (under your administration), it's that simple. Either one that's online, or on-site. Could be a cheap Raspberri Pi in a lockable box. Then you could have each client tell that server when it is online, and under which user. If a user is already online, simply tell the second instance (over TCP/IP e.g.) that it should shut down. Encrypt your connection and include a timestamp to prevent people from recording and playing back sessions.
Also be sure to implement a heart-beat to your server; that's the easiest way to detect when a connection is dropped, or a process died.
See, access to your application can be blocked; but blocking the machine would be considered a hostile act
Bastard Programmer from Hell
If you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
Check underneath [(HKLM/HKCU)\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\(Run/RunOnce etc.)] and corresponding entries under Wow6432Node.
Seems like a binary entry of "02 00..." means that it's enabled. The disabled entries is a bit more in a disarray though.
the test page also printing along with other pages
Does that mean: it does always print the "test page" first, and afterwards the document is printed correctly? Well, in that case, it is a configuration issue to be fixed in your specific Linux system; better inquire in a forum of that Linux distribution because every Linux is different from every other distribution...
My work laptop has one hard drive, but I've been wanting to partition it so I can have my work separate from the operating system (Windows 7).
Today I finally got around to trying it. A quick online search provided instructions for using Disk Management to shrink a partition, create a new partition, assign a drive letter, format it. I did all that. It looked good. I moved a bunch of files from C to F (the new partition). And it was good. Until I rebooted.
After rebooting, the F drive (partition) shows as RAW (instead of NTFS) and the system says it needs to be formatted. I know I put files there, so I hesitate to reformat.
More searching hasn't turned up a solution.
Going on the idea that maybe the letters for the partitions on a physical drive have to be consecutive, I reordered the letters so now the new partition is D, but that didn't help.
For a while the DVD drive (previously was D, now E) was also acting strange, but it seems OK now.
Has anyone else seen this? Can anyone point to a solution?
I guess I'll reboot again.
Edit: I still don't know what went wrong or how to fix it, so this morning I bit the bullet and reformatted. This time things seem OK. It survived a reboot and I'm restoring files again.
You'll never get very far if all you do is follow instructions.
Sounds very strange. I have never had a problem doing that; indeed I did it on 2 Windows 7 Professional systems only recently, with no problems. However I did not do (and never have done) it direct from diskmgmt, but by right-clicking "My Computer" and accessing the plugin from the management console. Don't know why or if that would make any difference. I know (you did, didn't you?) you backed up those files before copying them to the new partition.
I've been trying to get it solved and after a good amount of internet searching... just in case anyone gets stuck with that as me... I've written a small Tip/Trick to explain how I've solved it: How to set up IMAP in Outlook 2013[^]
I'm trying to get IMAP to work with my laptop, desktop and phone...
By now the received e-mails come to all devices properly!
The only "but" I have seen is the following one:
The e-mail folders that were there at the beginning were "Drafts, Junk, Sent, Trash".
After synchronizing Outlook with my imap address, new folders have appeared (basically the same but with Spanish name).
Now in the Sent folder there are all my old e-mails, and in the Enviados (Spanish for Sent) I can see the newly sent mails...
What would happen if I would remove the English folders after moving all the e-mails to the Spanish folders?
I just don't want to create a foldapocalypse here... and I can't imagine how to search for help about that using google...