General Windows

Microsoft Windows is the de facto standard client operating system in businesses today. According to Spiceworks research from 2017, more than 90 percent of companies around the world use Microsoft OSes. Learn tips and tricks that can help you more effectively manage dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of Windows machines in your environment.

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    General Windows Beginner

    Brief overview and best practices on how to take an Excel (.xlsx) file and convert it into a comma delimited values (CSV or .csv) file. This is useful if you're trying to upload files to a database...

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    General Windows Beginner

    Microsoft's Windows has certainly become a staple of everyone's lives; we've been using it since a lot of us were children. There are even people in our industry who don't know what computing was l...

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    General Windows Beginner

    People are always asking about "Run" commands in Windows. Especially now that Windows 8 has launched. Here is a list of "Run" commands that I use and they are real timesavers if you can remember ...

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    General Windows Beginner

    There is no issue with the time synchronization on a domain-joined computer. At least you can apply the little fix to configure a client computer for automatic domain time synchronization (see the ...

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    Vasily Ignatov • 4 years ago
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    General Windows Beginner

    If you are like me, "Trust, but verify." is your motto when gathering facts from end users. So when they complain about an issue, and you ask if they have rebooted since issue first occurred, and...

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    General Windows Beginner

    This will outline the basic steps needed to install and configure MDT 2012. I will not cover any advanced topics like driver management or SQL integration. Please see references below for those t...

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    General Windows Beginner

    This will outline the basic steps needed to install and configure MDT 2012. I will not cover any advanced topics like driver management or SQL integration. Please see references below for those t...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    Allow a standard domain user account to run an application as local administrator. Create a shortcut that uses the runas command with the /savecred switch, which saves the local admin password. NOT...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    Simplified instructions on capturing an image using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Several assumptions are made in this document and are noted at the beginning. The attached Word file is a com...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    The wusa command allows admins to uninstall specific Windows Updates from a CMD prompt or by use of a batch file. I have found this useful to remove IE Cumulative Security Updates that cause comp...

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    Ed Grauel • 5 years ago
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    General Windows Intermediate

    If you curios to see when was your Windows instance installed then you can use the below steps to find it out.

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    SBP Romania • 3 years ago
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    General Windows Intermediate

    When a computer does not "check in" with Active Directory for over 30 days, it will lose its trust relationship. Users will not be able to login to the domain as a result. "The trust relationship ...

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    LWBM • 4 years ago
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