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.
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 hope that the remote device responds. But what does the error code request timed out mean? And what means destination host is unreachable?
By configuring Roaming Profiles, the user is able to use it’s familiar desktop on any computer in the domain. In this article i describe how to configure roaming profiles with the graphical user interface and with PowerShell.
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?
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how LAPS can be integrated in an Active Directory domain. Passwords in an Active Directory domain are stored centrally. But what about the local account of the administrator? Many use the same password on all computers. A nightmare in terms of IT security. LAPS stores local administrator passwords centrally for all domain computers.
In this blog post I am going to describe how to use PowerShell to administer Group Polices in your Active Directory environment. Group Polices control the environment of users and computers. But […]
With PowerShell 5.0 two new commands are introduced: Compress-Archive and Expand- Archive. Both commands can – like WinZip or 7-Zip – compress and decompress data.
On every windows system there is a small but useful feature called Ease of access. If you want a high-contrast theme, optimized visual display or closed captions, then “Ease of access” is your […]
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.
There is a small and useful group policy setting where you can enable monitoring of PowerShell, in particular the use of commands related to PowerShell modules. So, I tried it out and […]
When Windows PowerShell starts, standard modules are loaded and the location of the prompt is set to C:\Users\Username. If you want to load additional modules, create an alias for a command, or simply display information, then it´s a good idea to create a Powershell Profile.
Systeminfo gives you a perfect overview of your system. But what about the other systems in your domain? Sure, you can use 3rd Party Tools or SCCM. But the number of those […]
In this blog post I will show you how to extend your trial period to three years. The evaluation version of Windows Server 2012 / 2016 is valid for 180 days and […]
How many files are stored on your computer? How many users have not logged on for a year? How many users use Active Sync? How many Pictures and Music Files are stored? […]
This blog post describes how to join a computer to the domain by using the graphical user interface or running a simple One-Liner in Powershell.