Reconnect a wireless Bluetooth headset to your Windows 8 computer

Max P. Tafferty found out how to easily reconnect a wireless Bluetooth headset to your Windows 8 computer:

  1. turn on your bluetooth device
  2. right click the volume icon in the taskbar
  3. select “playback devices”
  4. right click your disconnected device in this list
  5. click “connect”
  6. (optional) if your computer doesn’t immediately switch from speakers to headphones, select them and hit the “set default” button at the bottom of the playback devices window.



Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

Ever since Apple came out with Mountain Lion, support for Microsoft’s RDP protocol to remotely administer Microsoft Windows desktops and servers has been flaky or just not working. Oddly enough, people were more succesful using the reverse-engineered CoRD client. But this reverse-engineered solution had trouble with newer Windows versions, just because RDP is a bag of hurt.

If you have any issues using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and higher, you should check out this thread on TechNet.

At the end, someone links to a new version of the client, hosted on Dropbox.

This claims to be version 2.1.2 of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac. Try it out and see if it fixes your issues.


Just around the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Microsoft has released two Microsoft Remote Desktop apps in the Apple App Store. One is both for iPhone and iPad, and another one is an app for OS X. – W, 28th of October 2013


Gather IIS logs from your IIS servers

I needed a quick way to gather all IIS logfile locations in several SharePoint farms. IIS has a nasty way to reference to numbers instead of names in their logging directory structure, so you need to watch the Advanced Settings panel in IIS to figure out which logging directory is for which website.

This could be done easier, I thought. And so thought many before me.