Just have to keep dashing out for a bigger hammer.

If the stupid box were unix with a decent shell and could handle a command more than once every 30 seconds I'd have hacked a script while connected. But its a bit like planning a sunken vessel salvage operation - you have a limited working time, you're greatly encumbered while working, and the cost of getting to the work site is very high.

Have I mentioned that I dislike windows today?