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PowerShell: Using Restart-Computer to restart your Computer and Remote Computers

For restarting your computer,  you can simply click the Start Button and afterwards On/Off. In this article it’s all about Windows PowerShell, so we focus on two commands: Restart-Computer and Stop-Computer.


Ping: Request timed out vs. Destination Host unreachable

Often executed – often not well interpreted. What is Ping? Ping is the network troubleshooting tool No. 1. Ping sends ICMP packets to an IP device. In the expection, that the remote device will respond with an ICMP Echo Reply. But what does the error request timed out mean? And what means destination host unreachable?


How to enable Remote Desktop and establish a Remote Desktop Session (Windows 10 / Windows Server)

This article shows how to enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server Systems and Windows 10, and how to establish a remote desktop connection. Do you remember the administrators, who ran from one system to another? They are called (in German): “Turnschuh (Nike) Administrator”. I haven´t found the english word for him, so let´s call him “The sneaker administrator”. Not matter which language we use: He should be dead. If you suprisingly have found one, then show him my article. 😉


Use PowerShell to create compressed ZIP files

With PowerShell 5.0 two new commands are introduced: Compress-Archive and Expand- Archive. The commands compress and decompress data.


Ping: Transmit failed. General failure.

What to do if ping returns general failure? One of the most common command line tools on all platforms is the command ping. Ping tests the network connectivity between systems. In this arcticle, I describe the most common configuration errors, which cause the general failure.


Windows: Welche Bedeutung hat das Prozent (%) Zeichen hinter der IPv6 Link-Local-Adresse?

Windows macht mal wieder alles anders. Link-Local Adressen werden bei den meisten Betriebssystemen aus der MAC-Adresse konfiguriert. Nur Windows tut das nicht, wie ich im Beitrag Windows und die IPv6-Adressen (EUI-64) beschrieben habe. Und noch was: Windows fügt hinter der Adresse ein Prozentzeichen hinzu.


Windows 10: Mein Gerät suchen

Seit Ende letzten Jahres habe ich ein Surface Book. Eigentlich kennt man die Geräte-Suche von Mobile Devices, aber auch Windows 10 unterstützt die Suche eines Gerätes, wenn man es nicht mehr findet. In diesem Beitrag suche ich mein Surface Book. (Ich weiß wo es ist, ich möchte es nur ausprobieren!)


How to find expired Certificates with PowerShell

By running a simply PowerShell One-Liner we are able find all expired certificates stored in the Certificate Store. The store is accessible by using the PowerShell Drive cert:. To show all expired certificates on your Windows System run