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

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Changing a Windows Computer Name

A simple how to to change the computer name for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 systems.

Chatting from the Windows Command Prompt

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

How to hide Windows 2012 Server Manager at login

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

Windows cheat sheet

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

Common SQL queries

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

WMIC Quick Reference Guide

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

Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

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