Symbolic Links

Vista and WIN7 now supports symbolic links, a feature that has been enjoyed in UNIX for a long time.

D:>mklink
Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
symbolic link.
/H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/J      Creates a Directory Junction.
Link    specifies the new symbolic link name.
Target  specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
refers to.

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Disable standby/sleep

powercfg.exe is a windows built in tool to config power management. powercfg.exe is a command line utility, it’s easy to integrate powercfg.exe into scripts.

Turn hibernation off

powercfg -hibernate OFF

Set the power configuration to High Performance

powercfg -setactive 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Set the absentia power scheme (the scheme used when no one is logged in)

powercfg.exe -setabsentia 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c