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Locate your quickbooks serial number in your files…

Ok, not the best title. But still, it sucks when your PC dies, you recover all your quickbooks data files, go to reinstall Quickbooks just to find it asking you for a serial number.
Never fear, for Intuit has placed the serial number on your PC in plain text. As long as you can recover one more file, you can reinstall QB without an issue.

This post assumes some computer knowledge and at least Windows Vista or higher.
Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Common Files\Intuit\Quickbooks and located the file named qbregistration.dat
Edit this file with notepad and search for “LicenseNumber”. There should be several found and the 3rd one should have the serial number following it.
Your product number is also in this file – under the heading InstallID

Not my cleanest post, but hopefully this helps someone in need.


Network Detection System

MordyT proudly presents…. NetworkDetectAndDeter

What it is used for:

This program was designed to discourage users from pulling out the network cable on their PC.

What you need:

You need a copy of the Network Detector and a copy of BIS. These are 2 separate files that work together. Depending on your setup, you need a UAC version or a Admin Version. (Admin not yet available)

How it works:

Network Detector

There are 2 parts – A detection program and an action program.

The detection program (called ND.exe) is very simple.

  • Once a second, it checks the status of the network connection.
  • If it is found to be down, it calls the action program. Then it checks again.
  • If it is found to still be down, it checks if the action program is running and if not, calls it again.
  • If it is running, it goes back to the beginning.
  • When the network connection comes back up, it sends a terminate command to the action program, and then checks again.
  • If it is up, it simple goes back to the beginning.

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Message Notification System

MordyT proudly presents….

A message notification system!

Imagine the following. You wish to send a message to a user on your network. They are currently not logged in and you don’t feel like calling them on the phone. How do you leave a message they can get when they log into their PC?

With the following system, it is easy.

There are 2 parts – A client program and an admin program.

The client program, when fired off, checks for certain files in a share. If any are found, it will display them to the user in a pop up window. The Admin program allows you to easily make these files, but is not necessary to make them.
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