Category: Notes

  • Commands to overcome file folder path issues

    Delete folder with space at the end for instance “Z:\WEB\Feature Page\CK ” rmdir /S “\\?\Z:\WEB\Feature Page\CK ” The file name is too long – shorten the path by substituting a drive letter for a portion of the path subst Y: D:\this\file\path\is\waaaay\too\long Y: dir subst Y: /D

  • Download and run Microsoft Security Scanner (MSERT)

    First download: powershell -Command “& {Start-BitsTransfer -Source “” -Destination “C:\users\public\downloads\msert\msert.exe”}” Run: C:\Users\Public\Downloads\msert\msert.exe /Q /H Script to parse log and create Event: # Requires that New-EventLog -LogName -Source “MSERT” is run on the system first $msertfile = “C:\Windows\debug\msert.log” $msertmessage = Get-Content $msertfile $searchtext = “No infection found” $source = “MSERT” if ($msertmessage | Select-String $searchtext -quiet) […]

  • Hyper-V server on USB

    Pre-requisites: Download GImageX Download the latest Hyper-V ISO Create VHD Put in the USB drive diskpart select disk 3 clean create partition primary select partition 1 active format quick fs=ntfs assign letter=z create vdisk file=z:\hyperv1.vhd maximum=24576 type=fixed select vdisk file=z:\hyperv1.vhd attach vdisk create partition primary assign letter=r format quick fs=ntfs label=hyperv1 exit Apply WIM to […]

  • Dell SUU & OM

    DELL SUU (if suulauncher.exe doesn’t work) Launch Dell SUU in server core using command-line.  G:\IT\Dell Software Update Utility 6.3.0\suu -g Proceed as usual DELL OM Unzip open manage into C:\OpenManage using  G:\IT\Dell OpenManage\OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-WIN-6.3.0-2075_A00.20.exe Run the prereq checker in silent mode using command-line C:\OpenManage\windows\PreReqChecker>RunPreReqChecks.exe /s Ensure that prereq returns to prompt without errors. change to C:\OpenManage\windows\SystemsManagement and […]

  • Winbind

    Integrating AD logins to RHEL6 Use yum to install samba-winbind Use authconfig to configure winbind, best not to update the pam files directly.  (First, authconfig –savebackup [name]) [root@example]# authconfig –enablewinbind –enablewinbindauth –smbsecurity=ads –smbrealm=your.domain.local –smbservers=dc.your.domain.local –smbworkgroup=WORKGROUP –smbidmapuid=10000-20000 –smbidmapgid=10000-20000 — winbindtemplatehomedir=/home/%D/%U –winbindtemplateshell=/bin/bash –enablewinbindusedefaultdomain –winbindtemplatepri marygroup=%U –enablemkhomedir –updateall Add the server to the domain [root@example]# net ads join […]

  • WEvtUtil

    Example of dumping a user’s logins from an RD gateway and domain controller. wevtutil qe /r:RDGATEWAY Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Gateway/Operational /e:root /f:RenderedXML /q:”*[UserData[EventInfo[Username=’DOMAIN\username’]]]” >wevtutil.username.xml wevtutil qe /r:DCSERVER System /f:RenderedXML /q:”*[System[(EventID=5723) and TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime)<=8640000]]]” > 5723.xml wevtutil qe /r:DCSERVER Security /f:RenderedXML /q:”*[System[(EventID=4740) and TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime)<=8640000]]]” > 4740.xml

  • Diskpart

    Example to create a RAID10 striped volume with RAIDR SSD PCIe cards: Hit CTRL+M on boot up to reconfigure RAIDR from RAID0 to RAID1 Do again for second RAIDR card ( you now have two RAID1 RAIDR SSD PCIe cards) from diskpart: select drive # (the first SSD drive) clean (optional) convert dynamic select drive […]

  • KMS Activation

    FINDING THE DOMAIN KMS SERVERS nslookup -q=SRV _VLMCS._TCP.your.domain.local   KMS OS Client Setup Keys By default, the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems use KMS for activation. In volume installations, the setup key is installed by default, which makes the system a KMS client. If you are converting a computer from a KMS host, MAK, […]

  • DSQuery


    Using DSQuery to disable user accounts after inactivity period Query AD for users that have been inactive for 13 weeks dsquery user “CN=Users,DC=Domain,DC=local” -inactive 13

  • IOPS calculations

    IOPS calculations

    Read and Write IOPs Total the read and write IOPs and calculate the number of recommended spindles. For example, 10K RPM spindles can be assumed to support 130 IOPs, and 15K spindles can be assumed to support 180 IOPs. The total Backend IOPs workload is a function of the front-end (host) workload and the RAID […]