Hacking Windows 7: The God Mode

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One of the secrets of Windows 7 that is undocumented by Microsoft is the secret option known as God Mode.

GodMode is simply a hidden control panel that contains everything about windows 7 configuration options and settings, all located in one place plus additional features that are not easily found in the ordinary Control Panel. Below is a picture of a small part of the options found in GodMode panel.

The trick to access the GodMode is simple, just follow these steps:

  • Create a new folder
  • Name the folder with the following name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • Once created, you should see the folder icon changed to the control panel icon.

Give it a try and explore the powerful and useful hidden features in windows 7. I have not tested the GodMode on Windows Vista. Try it out and let us know about the results!

The network BIOS command limit has been reached

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When you are building an asp.net deployment project, you may often recieve an ASPNETCOMPILER error “The network BIOS command limit has been reached” . As describes by Microsoft, the error occurs because of the following reasons:

This issue may occur if the client computer submits simultaneous, long-term requests against a file server that uses the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. An example of a long-term request is when a client computer uses the FindFirstChangeNotification function to monitor a server share for changes.
This issue may occur if the MaxCmds registry value setting on the client is less than 50, or the MaxMpxCt registry value setting on the server is less than 50.

To resolve this issue, verify that the MaxCmds and MaxMpxCt registry values are set to 50 or more. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Start -> Run – > “regedit”
Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parameters
Open the MaxCmds entry in the right listview.
In the Value data, enter a value of 50 or more.
Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters
Open the MaxMpxCt entry in the right listview.
In the Value data, enter a value of 50 or more.
Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Note The MaxCmds and MaxMpxCt registry entries are REG_DWORD decimal entries. If they do not exist on your computer, you can create them as new REG_DWORD values. The range of values for these registry entries is between 0 and 65535.