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Fiddler is an HTTP debugging proxy that logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler enables you to inspect all HTTP traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler is much simpler to use than NetMon or other network debuggers because it exposes only HTTP traffic and does so in a user-friendly format.


Fiddler can be downloaded from http://www.fiddlertool.com/

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MSCDCRC is a CRC checking tool. It can be used to verify all files in media have no errors to avoid hours later wasted installing with bad media.

Here is example of command output:

d:toolsbin>mscdcrc.exe e:
MSCDCRC 4.11 CD-ROM Disc Verification Utility Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1992-2004
MSCDCRC: Verifying disc in drive E: (3,858,216,960 bytes)
100% complete
MSCDCRC: Computed CRC is 0xBBE6FE57
MSCDCRC: SHA1 hash is 0xDBE664734075EC582FFF4245D89F1AAFBDAB1CC2

MSCDCRC can be downloaded here

Activating Server Core

Slmgr.vbs is the tool that designed to be used to activate Server Core.

Windows Software Licensing Management Tool
Usage: slmgr.vbs [MachineName User Password] <One of the Options>
MachineName: if machine name is not provided, slmgr.vbs runs on local machine (do not require User/Password)
Note, this management tool is only for Windows
Global Options:
-did                                 , Display product GUIDs and descriptions
-ilc <License File>                  , Install license
-ipk <Product Key>                   , Install product key
-upk <Product GUID>                  , Uninstall specified product key
-ato [Product GUID]                  , Activate specified product
, (activate all products if parameter not provided)
-atp <Product GUID> <Confirmation ID>, Activate specified product with user-provided confirmation ID
-dli [Product GUID]                  , Display license information for specified product
, (all licenses are displayed if parameter not provided)
Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Options:
-dbi                                 , Display KMS and client license information
-skms <KMS Machine Name>             , Set name of KMS Computer to be used
-ckms                                , Clear name of KMS computer used
-sai <ActivationInterval>            , Set how often client connects to KMS computer (in minutes) before computer is activated
-sri <RenewalInterval>               , Set how often client connects to KMS computer (in minutes) after computer is activated
-bmc                                 , Immediately attempt to connect client to KMS computer
-ekms <Product Key>                  , Enable Key Management Service on this machine