64-bit Touchpad Driver for Dell Latitude laptops

It’s not shown on the Dell Driver download pages, but if you need the 64-bit touchpad drivers for the Latitude “D” Series laptops, you can grab it here:

Download Dell 64-bit Touchpad Driver for Vista and Windows 7

Alternative link: http://ftp.dell.com/input/R157047.EXE

The Driver should work on the following laptops:

Dell Latitude D430
Dell Latitude D630
Dell Latitude D830

RSAT for Windows 7

The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 are available from the Microsoft website here:

Download RSAT for Win7

Enjoy 😉

How to apply MSP patch files to Adobe 9.1 MSI installer

To apply the MSP patch file to an Adobe 9.1 MSI installer, try this:

  1. Download Adobe 9.1 MSI from here: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.1/enu/
  2. Download the latest 9.1 MSP patch file from here (currently 9.1.3): ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.1.3/misc/
  3. Put these files in the same directory.
  4. Open up a command prompt, then navigate to that directory.
  5. Run the following command:
    msiexec /p AdbeRdrUpd913_all_incr.msp /a AdbeRdr910_en_US.msi /qb

This will apply the 9.1.3 patch directly to the 9.1 MSI file, ready for deployment. You can now deploy Adobe Reader 9.1 safe in the knowledge that it’s already patched to 9.1.3 😀

Adobe Reader 9.1 MSI Files

You can grab the Adobe Reader 9.1 MSI installer from here:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.1/enu/

Other languages besides English are available by going up a directory 🙂

Now I just need to do something with the MSP files you can get from the other directories!

UPDATE: I’ve documented what to do with the MSP files

Trying to automate creation of VPN connections under Win7

I’m currently playing with Connection Manager Administration Kit for Server 2008.

Why? Because with the advent of Windows 7 (and Vista, to a certain extent), it’s a complete pain in the butt to programme a tool like AutoIT to script and automate the configuration of a VPN connection for our end users. The key issue, is that Microsoft don’t seem to provide any “command line” shortcuts through things like DLLs or Shell extensions to quickly bring up the “Set up a new connection or network” wizard. Sad face.

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows-Server-2008-Connection-Manager-Administration-Kit.html