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October, 2008


October 31, 2008  1:09 AM

Using NTBackup Without Having to Manage the Media

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

The RSM (Removable Storage Management) requires to manually manage media, when performing a NTBackup. I would like to show a script, that allows to forget about this (DO NOT FORGET TO CHANGE TAPEs ; ) ) Here is a script: @echo...

October 31, 2008  12:58 AM

How to find the FSMO from Command Line

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

We can find the FSMO from command line by executing just one command and command line :) : NETDOM QUERY /D:mydomain.com FSMO


October 31, 2008  12:53 AM

Install Windows Components from Command Line

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Windows XP and Windows Server 2000 / 2003 have a built-in utility called the System stand-alone Optional Component Manager (sysocmgr.exe) to programmatically add or remove Windows components. Running...


October 31, 2008  12:48 AM

Create PDF Files Using a Network Printer (Completely Free)

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Recently, I needed to find a free solution to creating a PDF file by using virtual network printer. The idea was send the job to the pdf virtual pdf-printer, then the user is prompted to 'save as', they select a location and the pdf is created. After googleng and testing the...


October 31, 2008  12:34 AM

How many users are logged on to a server?

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

If for any reason, you need to know how many users are logged on to a server, It's easy to check, at the server's console (CMD.EXE) execute the following command: NET SESSION | FIND /C "\\"


October 31, 2008  12:18 AM

Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Computer

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Windows 2000 or Windows XP can be configured to run a startup script that is a batch file, VB script or JScript by using Group Policies. As well we can use AutoExnt utility, from the Resource Kit. The AutoExNT...


October 28, 2008  7:20 PM

Windows 7 Preview Video

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October 28, 2008  7:11 PM

Hyper-V 2.0 Feature

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Windows Server 2008 R2 will include Hyper-V 2.0, it promises to deliver the final pieces for enterprise level OS virtualization and to really compete with VMware at that level. The most anticipated is of course Live Migration:...


October 28, 2008  6:47 PM

Detect HALs under WinPE (Vista) by running Batch Script

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

It's a lot of posts that explained how to detect HAL. Almost all of those solutions done in VB script. As well I've seen a lot of post about "problems' running VB script under WinPE. So, one day I tried to create a batch file, that allows to detect a HAL under...


October 24, 2008  1:26 PM

How to Set Time Zone from Command Line

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

If you need to change Time Zone for a lot XP computers, you can do this by simple :) command:

RunDLL32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,/Z Central Standard Time

to change Time Zone to Jerusalem (GMT+02:00) run the following command:


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