Windows

A collection of system administration hints and tips, tricks and articles on Microsoft Windows in all its variants.

Chatting from the Windows Command Prompt

posted on 14th Apr, 2015

The net send command is used to send messages on a network. Learn more about this command and see several examples.

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How to hide Windows 2012 Server Manager at login

posted on 19th Jul, 2016

If you have a server which is low on resources, having to wait for the server manager process to finish loading can be a little bit painful

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Windows cheat sheet

posted on 11th Mar, 2014

An assortment of miscellaneous Windows references and commands that are useful to both novice and experienced windows administrators alike.

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Common SQL queries

posted on 11th Mar, 2014

A short article which provides sysadmins ands DBAs alike with common sql statements for generic information across multiple database environments.

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WMIC Quick Reference Guide

posted on 11th Mar, 2014

The WMI command-line (WMIC) utility provides a command-line interface for WMI. WMIC is compatible with existing shells and utility commands.

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Running CYGWIN scripts as a scheduled task in Windows

posted on 11th Jan, 2014

cygwin has many utilities you can install to make life as a UNIX administrator more homely within a windows environment, except cron

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Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

posted on 11th Mar, 2013

Almost all events on Hyper-V are logged in Event Viewer, however they are divided between different event logs.

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Installing Windows Server Backup

posted on 11th Mar, 2013

WSB is not installed by default. The feature installation is made by Server Manager. After installation, the tool can be accessed via console or CLI.

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