Windows 7

Ever since I started managing Windows boxes, I am familiar with this word, SMB (Server Message Block). What it does? — it helps in accessing files on remote file System or on another windows server. What ports it uses 139 TCP, 138 UDP, 137(TCP/UDP) and 445 sometimes. So my answer to questions like what ports […]

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Who killed my process? A tough question. It is very difficult to troubleshoot unexpected process terminations/exits. We don’t know what other process is causing my process to terminate. I am sure some of you have already faced this kind of problem. I came across a nice tool which can address this kind of situation. Windows […]

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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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The purpose of this article is to explain how event forwarding works, different types of event forwarding methods and step-by-step guide for implementing them. In this part-1 of How to configure event forwarding in windows 7/2008, I will cover some basics about event forwarding, different components involved in the forwarding and their functionality. Windows 7 […]

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While researching for some material to prepare my previous article, I stumbled on one of the posts of “Microsoft at work” blog. The post is about best practices to give good life to your battery. The points discussed in the article are interesting and I felt worth sharing it. You can read the article at […]

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Are you looking for a way to change power plan on local or remote computer? You are at the right place. The script discussed in this article will help you in changing the power plans in PowerShell way. MS built-in tool(powercfg.exe) is available that can also help you to do this job. But I am […]

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Hi Readers, Before signing out today, I wanna share a quick tip that you can use in windows 7 or windows 2008 computers to open any program with administrator account. That means elevating a applications. You might want to ask, isn’t it easy to right click and say “Run As Administrator”?. Well, that option you […]

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In my one of my recent posts, I talked about shutdown the remote computer using Powershell. Since then I started exploring the other options available in Win32_OperatingSystem class and figured out one more helpful method which can logoff users logged on remote computers. This script helps you to logoff the remote user who is current […]

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Windows 7 comes with a few default themes which you can view from “Control Panel” -> “Appearance and Personalization” -> “Change the theme”. While exploring something today, I came across a hidden location where a few more window 7 themes are available. To access the location, go to start -> Run and type “c:\Windows\Globalization\mct”. This […]

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