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In this article I will cover a procedure that helps you to find out who has killed a process that you care about. Often we get this problem. The process we care about closes abruptly and we are not quite sure whether it exited on its own or someone killed it via task manager or […]

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I am using Windows 8 for quite some time. Since I have UAC enabled in my computer, I need elevated command prompt to perform some actions. There are many articles on internet explaining different procedures to open an elevated command prompt. Most of them are using the search option in Windows 8. These approaches are […]

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In past I talked about same topic in DCLocator(Part-I) & DCLocator(Part-II) posts. That time I came to that conclusion based on what I read in some blogs and my own experimeniting.  The posts are not having any pictures or anything that can make my readers understand this concept clearly. It is completely a text rambling […]

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In this article I will show you how to change/reset HP ILO password from Operating System without going to HP ILO console. Quite often it happens that we forget ILO passwords. It also happens that person who changed ILO password is not available and the password is not stored anywhere. This is a tough situation […]

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Ever since I started using Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 Operating System this problem is there. Uptime.exe utility crashes with error message “Calculates system uptime and availability has stopped working” when I use with “/S” option. The /S option of uptime.exe gives the historical information about computer startup and shutdown times. This information is very useful […]

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Microsoft has released new version of Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) which analyzes the status of replication of all Domain Controllers in the Active Directory domain or forest. It is the advanced version of repadmin . It displays output in a format which is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL /*CSV imported into Excel with significant […]

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Troubleshooting calendar issues is one of the pain areas in Exchange/Outlook. Always there will be ‘n’ no.of items we need to verify to identify why it went wrong. Bad thing about it is, there won’t be any logging in Exchange/MS Outlook to understand what went wrong. All you can do is enable debug logging and […]

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MS has released a free tool that can help you search PSTs available in your network and export them to Exchange 2010 archive mailboxes of users. This product is originally developed by red gate and MS has acquired this and released as a free tool to encourage its customers to move from PST to exchange […]

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I came across a nice service which makes the task of following up with other parties very easy. The advantage with this service is it works through email; that means you can create/read follow-ups anytime anywhere. Visit http://www.followupthen.com/ to know more about it. Btw, I started using this See this video to get a sense of […]

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“How to audit local administrator password on list of servers using a script” – this is the question I have seen in one of the forums I participate. The requester asked for a way to read local administrator password on a server and compare it with the standard password and report deviations if any. While […]

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