Notepad++ v7.6.4 MSI Installer Released

Notepad++ v7

We have today added the MSI installer for Notepad++ version 7.6.4 to our download repository.

This MSI installer gives you the method to easily deploy using systems like Group Policy, MDT or Configuration Manager.

Download

SourceForge

You can grab the download from SourceForge by clicking the buttons below:

Download MSI Installers
Download MSI Installers

Direct

Download Notepad++ MSI Installer

Instructions

If you want to install this MSI silently, then you can use the following msiexec command:

msiexec.exe /i "notepad.msi" /q /norestart

where:

  • /i – install (you can use /x to uninstall
  • “notepad.msi” – filename of the MSI
  • /q – silent installation
  • /norestart – will not restart the end users computer automatically

Previous Versions

You can also check out previous MSI installers for Notepad++ by viewing our Notepad++ MSI Archive.

Comments

If you have any questions or feedback on this post, please feel free to leave us a message below in our comments section.

Choosing the Best CRMs for Small Businesses

achievement-agreement-arms-1068523

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems bring a lot of benefits, especially to small businesses who are trying to be more competitive. A good CRM solution lets your small business keep track of their customers as they go through the sales funnel and beyond. The same system also helps deliver a more personalized customer experience. Any … Read more

Managing Affiliate Coupon Offers

Shopping with a computer

A proven method of attracting eCommerce traffic, coupon and deal sites draw a lot of attention. Experts agree coupons are also especially effective tools when it comes to enticing new customers and convincing them to convert. In fact, offering a coupon has been shown to convince over 75% percent of consumers to increase their average … Read more

Adobe Flash Player MSI Package v32.0.0.156

Adobe Flash Player MSI Package

Adobe have released an update to their Adobe Flash Player software, this time taking it up to version 32.0.0.156.

As always, you can download the executable file but if you want the MSI files so that you can load it into your Configuration Manager Software Catalog or deploy via Group Policy, then you can download them from our site right here.

The update is also now available to import through System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) so you can inject it into your WSUS or Configuration Manager systems.

You can the download the MSI installers for Adobe Flash (ActiveX, Plugin, PPAPI) by clicking the button link below:

Download Adobe Flash Player MSI Package

Direct Download

Download Flash Player MSI Package

SourceForge Download

Download MSI Installers
Download MSI Installers

RSS Feed for Updates

You can connect to our SourceForge RSS feed to get immediate notification of any Adobe Flash Player MSI Installer updates that are made available. Just click the link below and use your favourite RSS feed reader!

https://sourceforge.net/projects/msi-installers/rss?path=/

Instructions

If you are unfamiliar with MSI silent installations, you can use the parameters as per below to push out a variety of different installations – great for Group Policy or Configuration Manager push outs.

If you want to run the MSI installers as completely silent, then you can use the following command:

msiexec.exe /i “MSIinstaller.msi” /q /norestart

If you want to run the MSI installers as automated but displayed to the end user, then you can use the following command:

msiexec.exe /i “MSIinstaller.msi” /passive /norestart

where:

  • msiexec.exe – this starts the MSI installer engine
  • /i – this tells the msiexec.exe to run an install
  • “MSIinstaller.msi” – filename of the MSI installer
  • /q – tells the msiexec.exe to run as silent
  • /passive – tells the msiexec.exe to run as automated but display to end user
  • /norestart – tells the msiexec.exe to not allow an automatic restart after installation completion

Feedback

We would love to hear your feedback on this article so come and join us on Facebook or Twitter or just leave us a message below in the comments area and let us know what you think!

WordPress Plugin – LinkGather

WordPress-Featured-Post

I am delighted to announce the release of our first ever WordPress Plugin – LinkGather. A few weeks ago I needed a full list of all of our posts’ JetPack wp.me shortlinks. Having around 1500 posts published mean’t that it wasn’t an easy task to just copy and paste the links into a text file. … Read more

How to Export WordPress Shortlinks

How-to-Export-WordPress-Shortlinks

Would you like to export all of your published WordPress posts’ wp.me shortlink URLs to a big list quickly and easily? If so, then this post is for you as we show you how, in a few simple steps, you can get all the wp.me links you want.

WordPress Plugin

We have created a WordPress plugin that carries out this task for you, whenever you want! You can go ahead and download it from our site using the button below:

LinkGather WordPress Plugin

You can also install our plugin from the official WordPress Plugin Repository using the button below:

LinkGather WordPress Plugin

Step by Step Guide

The wp.me links are a module of the JetPack plugin installation. I’m sure most of you are familiar with JetPack but if you do not have this module activated, go into your JetPack settings and active it first.

Prerequisites

You will also need to ensure that you either have FTP access or File Manager access to your WordPress installation. This is because we are going to upload a PHP file to the root of your WordPress installation folder. This is the file that we will then run to gather all the wp.me shortlinks and echo them out into a big list within your internet browser.

PHP Code

Once you are happy that you have upload access to the root of your WordPress installation, go ahead and create a simple text file. You can use the built in Windows Notepad, but I’d suggest that you use Notepad++ and it is much better for writing any sort of code. But please, do not try and use Microsoft Word or Google Docs as this will more than like screw up the PHP code formatting.

Once you have your text file, save it to a location of your choice (Desktop is fine) and you can name it anything you like, but for the purposes of this guide, we will use getlinks.php.

Now copy and paste the PHP code below into the text file:

<?php
include "wp-load.php";
$posts = new WP_Query('post_type=any&posts_per_page=-1&post_status=publish');
$posts = $posts->posts;
header('Content-type:text/plain');
foreach($posts as $post) {
switch ($post->post_type) {
default:
$shortlink = wp_get_shortlink($post->ID);
break;
}
echo "\n{$shortlink}";
}
?>

Please be aware of the syntax formatting though, sometimes it can get a bit screwed up copied from a web browser, just check the speech marks and semicolons etc.

Video Demo

See the video below for a quick example of the formatting to look out for and the full process:

Save the text file again so that the file has the PHP in it.

You should now ensure that the file extension is php and not txt which can be a common mistake to make.

Upload to Your WordPress Installation Root

Connect to your WordPress installation root and upload the getlinks.php file.

Do not put it in a subfolder or it will not work.

You are now ready to get all of your published posts wp.me shortlinks. Just go to your blog URL and then add the getlinks.php file to the end of your URL. So for my blog here, you would use:

https://blog.techygeekshome.info/getlinks.php

This should then go off and gather all the shortlinks – this could be a few seconds or maybe longer depending on the size of your site. My blog here has over 1000 posts and it takes 2-3 seconds to complete.

Your web browser should then show you a big list of all your wp.me links:

wp.me shortlinks output

Removing the Blank Lines

You may notice some gaps in the list, this is expected but you can copy and paste this list into something like Microsoft Excel and then just use the Remove Duplicates option under the Data ribbon:

Microsoft Excel Remove Duplicates

You will then get a pop up telling you how many lines it has removed and how many unique values remain:

Removed Duplicates

You will then have a big list of all your wp.me shortlinks!

Feedback

If you have any problems with any steps of this guide, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

How to migrate a SCSM database

How-to-migrate-a-scsm-database

We recently had a situation where we needed to upgrade our SQL server that had the System Center Service Manager (SCSM) databases on it.

This meant that we would need to migrate the databases from the old server to the new server. We thought that this would be a fairly straight forward task and it is, although we had to take a large number of steps to get it completed correctly.

Having been searching on the internet for a step by step guide to do this, we came across a perfect guide from Microsoft. Usually Microsoft guides are all best practices and not many businesses are ever perfectly in line with these suggested best practices but this guide is what we used and we were up and running again within a few hours.

So, below is that guide that we used and we would highly recommend you take a look if you are looking at migrating your SCSM database.

Migrate SCSM Database

Feedback

If you have any questions about the SCSM database migration process, please feel free to ask us as we have now carried out a few of these and we will endevour to help you out where we can – just leave us a message below in our comments section.