Monday, March 23, 2009

Oh Microsoft - you kid you

Oh, Microsoft.

In the old days you could start a Windows service from the command line like so:

net start "service name"

where "service name" was actually the display name.  Which was odd but you got used to it.

In Server 2003 we can now do this so:

sc stop "service name"

But guess what?  The value "service name" is now ... the service name. Which might be the same as the Display Name.  Or it might not be. Because things like that make life interesting when you're trying to get stuff done.

Moments like that - that make me feel like I'm walking into a glass door while sitting down - that's what I treasure about working with you, Microsoft.

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