Encrypt SCPrompt communications using SecureVNC plugin

Encrypt SCPrompt communications using Ultravnc’s SecureVNC DSM plugin which uses AES-256 encryption for all communications between client and server

SecureVNC Plugin allows secure communications between UVNC viewer and server. The following steps show how-to Add SecureVNC plugin to secure SCPrompt.

As SCPrompt uses UVNC server at its core, its easy to modify SCPrompt to use SecureVNC Plugin which secures connections between ultravnc components using AES-256

By using an encryption module (DSM in UVNC world), you can be assured that only the person with a correctly configured SCPrompt server can connect to the viewer and only the viewer from the person who created the SCPrompt is able view remote computers using SCPrompt created by you.

  1. download scprompt Roll-your-own and unzip to a suitable location.
  2. download SecureVNC.dsm.
  3. place SecureVNC.dsm in the same folder as scprompt.exe
    (there are all conf files and others)
  4. Next step is to configure your ultravnc.ini.
    You can make it by your hands or just start winvnc.exe in the scprompt directory and configure it through the program properties.
    All changes made in program gui will be written to ultravnc.ini in the scprompt directory
  5. Enable SecureVNC.dsm plugin (by hands or through gui).
  6. Configure scprompt.ini through gui (provided by settings_manager.exe).
  7. “build” scprompt.
  8. run uvncviewer in listen mode, don’t forget to:
    1. copy SecureVNC.plugin to vncviewer’s directory
    2. make uvncviewer use SecureVNC.plugin.
  9. Enjoy the secure opensource goodness

That’s all.

IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4 settings

The IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4, allows you to change your IP address details with just two clicks, disconnect/reconnect adapters.

WARNING

This program is designed to be used by personnel who administrate Network’s and/or have a good understanding of the Network addressing scheme’s of their networks.

Using the IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4 incorrectly, may stop your computer from accessing or being accessible on the network, and you may loose internet connection.

Download

Download IPChangerV3.8

IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4 Features

Screenshots

IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4 Main Window
Main Screen for IPChanger (V3.8)
IPChanger for Windows 10 IPV4 Disclaimer window
Welcome Screen for IPChanger (V3.8)

History

Originally created by Timmio (Circa 2009), the application was updated by us to deal with Windows 7 changes and then again for Windows 10, Unfortunately the original location of the software has been lost to us, so we cannot link to it. If you find it, please comment below, so we can give credit where its due.

Backup MYSQL databases on Windows 10 free Script

We needed a simple way to automatically Backup MySQL on windows 10 for free. Our development and testing environments required:

  • The convenience of backing up all DBs (such as This Script does).
  • Ability to exclude some of the DBs in each machine.
  • Date stamped backups, so changes are backed up each day.
  • Free and preferably open-source.
  • Easy to integrate into our existing backup scripts.

A quick search showed up nothing. We decided to expand the above mentioned script functionality to include what we require. Provided below is the important parts of the script:

:: allows for skipping of particular databases
set SkipThis=0
for /d %%f in (*) do (
    set /A Counterf=!Counterf!+1
    :: remove echo here if you like
    echo processing folder "%%f"
    pushd "%~dp0"
        set Countera=0
        for %%a in (*.exclude) do (
            rem increment the counter, so we know how many files we have read.
            set /A Countera=!Countera!+1
            if %Debug% == 1 echo DEBUG - Exclude file found: "%%~na"
            if %%a == %%f.exclude set SkipThis=1
            if !SkipThis! == 1 if %Debug% == 1 echo DEBUG - Skipping Backup of "%%f"
            )
        If %Debug% == 1 echo DEBUG - !Countera! exclude files checked
    popd

    if !SkipThis! == 0 %mysqldump% --host="localhost" --user=%dbUser% --password=%dbPassword% --single-transaction --add-drop-table --databases %%f > %backupDir%\%dirName%\%%f.sql
    if !SkipThis! == 0 %zip% a -tzip %backupDir%\%dirName%\%fileSuffix%_%%f.sql.zip %backupDir%\%dirName%\%%f.sql
    if !SkipThis! == 0 set /A Counterb=!Counterb!+1

    :: make sure to set this back to normal, so we don't skip the next DB backup as well
    set SkipThis=0
)
echo DONE - !Counterf! DBs found, !Counterb! DBs backed up

We then just need to create some blank files with “.exclude” extension. The “.exclude” files have the same name as the DB to exclude. Example such as “sys.exclude” will exclude the “sys” DB from backups

Licensing is as usual, this script is Open Source and we provide a download for your easy of use.

Troubleshooting

  1. If backups are not created, check all your location variables are set correctly

How to Use

  1. Download the MySQL Backup Script and extract into a suitable location.
  2. Open up “MySQLBackup.bat” in notepad++ (or similar).
  3. You will need to change the dbUser, dbPassword, backupDir, mysqldump, mysqlDataDir and zip file/app locations on lines 4-9.
  4. Save the file and run (you can open a command prompt by typing cmd into the title bar of explorer)
  5. This script will now be executable. Go to your command prompt and run this to backup your databases.
  6. If backups are not created, check all your location variables are set correctly

Next time you need to Backup MySQL on windows 10 for free, use this script to make it easy

YTS Backup Script

Download YTS Backup Script

YTS_Backup_script.cmd is an easily customisable backup script for Windows

Through the use of .backup files, its easy to add extra directories or files to backup when run.

To setup, we need to extract the files from the ZIP into a directory.
once extracted, edit “YTS_Backup_script.cmd” file with Notepad++ or similar.

You will then need to setup your script location & backup directory location.

  • 1) Look for “set ScriptDir=D:\files\Projects\YTS_Backup_Scripts” and change it to suite your needs.
    NOTE: This Directory name needs to not have any spaces in it, or the script will fail.
  • 2) Look for “set ScriptDrive=D:” and change it to suite your needs.
  • 3) Look for “set BackupDir=C:\Backups\Manual” and change it to suite your needs.
  • 4) Look for “set BackupDrive=C:” and change it to suite your needs.
  • 5) Open “mydocs.bac” with notepad++ by double clicking on the file, and associating with notepad++.
    Edit this File to your needs. the file contains only two lines.
    Line1 is the source file or directory for xcopy to use.
    Line2 is the destination file or directory for xcopy to use.
    NOTE: do not add extra lines to this file, as this will break the script. two lines only.
  • 6) Open “Outlook.bac” with notepad++
    Edit this File to your needs.
    to add more files to your backup, simply change add another .bac file to the script directory and enter the details correctly.

Download YTS_Backup_script

PC Beacon

PC Beacon flashes the screen and speaks “Attention Required” from the speakers of the computer (using . It was made for use on customers sites where you are remotely controlling a computer, and either require the users attention again, or need someone to find the appropriate PC quickly and easily.

Download PC Beacon

This is achieved, through changing the background colour of a full-screen window (with no borders). The colour change rate is easily changeable (set for once per second as standard).

As normal, this application is written in AutoIt Scripting Language, and has the source code included as a resource of the application.

Minor modifications would be needed to allow setting of all variables from an INI, as the whole script is contained within one function (to allow easy importing into existing projects)

Application is licensed under GPL 3 or later.