Modifying hosts.txt file

In order to be able to access via remote desktop my new client's UI2 SAP Launchpad I needed to modify my internal hosts file in order to map the right hostnames to corresponding IP addresses and therefore gain access. Being a company laptop with countless restrictions, I do not have the administrator rights over my own computer and was directed to start the incident over at IT support desk. That means at least a couple of hours of waiting for them to accept my incident and offer solution. This was not acceptable since I needed access asap. I tried changing the file in a plain text editor and similar simple editors, but was always left with a .txt which made the entire file not functional.
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The only text editor that helped with this issue was NotePad++. This one actually does not save the unwanted .txt ending.

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interesting way around

Gregor Liebenberger - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 11:03 :::