Tag: tools

Resetting Administrator Password in Windows 2012

Instructions To reset the password on your Windows 2012 server, simply complete the following steps: Boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”. Select “Repair your computer” Under Choose and option,…

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Copy WSUS approvals between Groups

source: http://www.craig-tolley.co.uk/2016/01/21/wsus-copy-updates-between-groups/ Run the script below, then call it using the following syntax:

You can optionally specify a port, the default being 8530. You can also specify to use a secure connection. The group names are both case…

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Dell direct drivers & Downloads webpage

Go to http://ftp1.dell.com and select your model

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Remote Update iDRAC 7

Install the racadm tools on your local system (http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/3205.racadm-command-line-interface-for-drac).   Download the iDRAC firmware and enable a TFTP server (google for it, or get one from solarwinds: http://www.solarwinds.com/downloads/) Run the following command: racadm -r <idrac address> -u <user> -p <password>…

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Convert Disk to VDH

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx download: http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Disk2vhd.zip   Introduction Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference…

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Mount and Modify a Windows Image Using DISM

source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824814.aspx Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 Mounting an Image You can mount an image using the /optimize option to reduce initial mount time. However, When using…

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DelinvFile – Delete Invalid Files and Folders

Windows allows the creation of file names and folder names that can not be deleted or renamed via Windows Explorer.  This includes names with invalid characters and names that are too long. The current limit is 260 characters.  In…

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The Windows Server Update Services console crashes when browsing for updates

The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and displays the following error message: An unexpected error occurred.  click reset server node to try to connect to the server again   This can occur if the…

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Excel AddIn to reset the last worksheet cell

source: http://xsformatcleaner.codeplex.com/ Microsoft Excel saves only the part of each worksheet that is in use, meaning the section that contains data or formatting. Sometimes the last cell of a worksheet may be beyond the range of your actual used…

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Easily audit and install patches on your servers in the network by providing a graphical interf

Project Description PoshPAIG allows you to easily audit and install patches on your servers in the network by providing a graphical interface The utility works in any environment, but the optimal environment is a where you have a…

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