Computer Forensics

Posted: December 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Linux, Uncategorized, Windows | Tags: | No Comments »

The tools I use for computer forensics.


  • Recuva – Excellent at recovering data from Windows partitions and free to boot.
  • UFS Explorer – Not free, but is able to recover from linux partitions (Recuva is better for FAT/NTFS)
  • explore2fs – Access linux partitions from Windows. Free.
  • HFSExplorer – Access Mac partitions from Windows


  • Hiren’s Boot CD – Contains an impressive lineup of programs for computer forensics, but its legal status is often debated.
  • Trinity Rescue Kit – A live distro with backup programs, Midnight Commander, testdisk, shell and other good stuff. Legal!

Too Many Connections to Terminal Server

Posted: October 18th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Windows | Tags: , , | No Comments »

If enough remote desktop users end their sessions by just closing the window instead of clicking Log Off you can run into the following error:

The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

Here is how you can resolve the situation by ending the hanging connections.

Type the following in a dos prompt:

mstsc /v:<ip to remote machine> /admin

Once logged in, go to Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Terminal Services Manager

Now on click on the name of the remote machine in the left panel and the logged in users will be shown in the right panel.

Right-click on each one and click Reset.