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 Intermediate

    I know many people are facing the same issue with Windows 10 updates as I am. It can no longer be disabled from services, or group policy. This tutorial is not ideal for machines that are running i...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    Microsoft intended for Cortana to be a helpful tool in its Windows 10 arsenal, however that convenience does come with some privacy concerns. The following will help you to disable Cortana (this ca...

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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 Intermediate

    Ever have a situation where an end user brings you a device that predates your reign of superior documentation that they can't sign into? When you can't sign into it either, that's bad times. Here'...

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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 Intermediate

    I'm having problem with some bad partitioned PC. The space on C drive isn't enough. So i was try to move the Users folder that in C drive to a new location in D Drive. And after some research i fo...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    This is my way of recycling PC without re-installing anything.

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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

    A simple, built in, solution to creating a system image and burning to a CD, HDD, or external.

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    RAM. • 3 years ago
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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 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 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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    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 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

    I have a group of users that share 3 machines throughout multiple shifts. I was having an issue where users would "forget" to log off after their shift and head home. Users kept coming to me compl...

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    General Windows Intermediate

    If you have an EFI-System partition on a harddrive and you want to access it from WinXP(x86) - you may fail. If you can`t manage/remove this partition from within the Volume manager at a Vista/Win7...

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    bytesnake • 5 years ago
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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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    dhubbard • 5 years ago
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    General Windows Intermediate

    We have a workgroup environment here and I needed a solution to provide our internal WSUS server to the clients. So I used the way to add registry keys to our machines. Note: the values used here ...

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    bytesnake • 7 years ago
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    General Windows Intermediate

    In this how-to I will be walking through how to create a master image of windows 7 that works on almost every computer capable of running w7. We will be using a fog server two client pc and sysprep.

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    General Windows Intermediate

    -open a command prompt (start -> Run -> Cmd) -enter the following; taskkill.exe/S SYSTEM /U USERNAME /P PASSWORD /IM PROCESS for SYSTEM, type the name of the remote machine For USERNAME,...

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    Todd Be • 7 years ago
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