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DTS Unencrypt DTSRUN Hex Parameter

Use parameters /!X /!C at end of DTSRun to copy unencrypted command to clipboard.

DTSRun /~Z0x223AD03... /!X /!C

Blocks execution of the selected DTS package. Use this command parameter when you want to create an encrypted command line without executing the DTS package.

Copies the command used to execute the DTS package to the Microsoft Windows® clipboard.

dtsrun Utility

Storage File contains multiple Packages

Job running DTS package converted from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 failed with the following error:

DTSRun: Loading... Error: -2147220438 (8004042A); Provider Error: 0 (0)
Error string: The specified Storage File contains multiple Packages; Loading requires a Name or Guid.
Error source: Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS) Package
Help file: sqldts80.hlp
Help context: 713

Solution that worked for me was to open the DTS package and then save it. (Click Package/Save).

Location bar search

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If you enter text into the Location bar that is not a valid Internet address (URL), Firefox will try to direct you to the location you intended.

Internet Keyword search

  1. about:config
  2. keyword.enabled
    • false disables Internet Keyword searches.
    • true enables Internet Keyword searches.
Domain Guessing
  1. about:config
  2. browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
    • false disables Domain Guessing.
    • true enables Domain Guessing.

Customising the Firefox 3 Location Bar. • mozillaZine Forums

Zork 1 and Windows XP

Dusted off Zork 1 from Infocom. Text didn't work right in WinXP after double clicking on ZORK1.BAT. The cursor just stayed at the top and the text just kept overlaying itself.

Tried setting compatibility mode on ZORK1.BAT to Win95. Didn't make a difference. Finally got it to work by opening a command prompt (cmd.exe) and opening ZORK1.BAT from there. Then the window looked right.

For convenience, I then created a shortcut to run it.

Create Shortcut
  1. In Windows Explorer, browse to the folder that contains ZORK1.BAT
  2. Click File/New/Shortcut
  3. Enter "cmd.exe"
  4. Click Next
  5. Give it a name (Ex: "Run Zork 1")
  6. Click Finish
Modify New Shortcut
  1. Right-click/Properties
  2. Add " /C ZORK1.BAT" to end of target
  3. Put the folder that contains ZORK1.BAT in the "Start in:" box. (Ex: "C:\Games\Infocom\Zork1")
  4. Click OK

For even more convenience, drag the shortcut over to the Start button!