Server 2012/Windows 8 – CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List

I found this information to be invaluable when having to hack my way through the registry to lock down a 2012 RDS Server so I wanted to make a post here for future reference. Every bit of the credit goes to this site as I’m simply just copying the info.

You could use either command below to create a shortcut with the CLSID key (GUID) for what it opens. If the shortcut doesn’t work with one command, then use the other one.

You would right click or press and hold on the desktop, click/tap on New and Shortcut, use a command below for the “location”, then type in a name for the shortcut. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use. Continue reading “Server 2012/Windows 8 – CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List”

Windows Explorer – Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk

Sometimes when users on a Mac manipulate files on a Windows network share, files get left with missing attributes where there is no security tab in the properties, you cannot take ownership of the files nor can you delete them and you get an error message that states “Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.”.
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