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June 18, 2009  3:34 PM

A day in the life of a Sysadmin: Check out Microsoft’s Server Quest Game



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Games, Humor, System Administration, Systems Administration

So, I’ve been on call for a week now covering for a co-worker -- with a week to go for my turn and got my periodical Technet Flash Email (

April 23, 2009  11:28 PM

How to Make Your Computer Boot Faster



Posted by: Jerry Lees
performance tips, System Administration, Systems Administration, tips and tricks

I read an interesting article recently that gave some excellent tips at making your computer run faster-- without an upgrade! I thought I'd pass some of these tips along and add a few of my own. First, You can make your computer run faster (and free up space by uninstalling software that you no...


April 13, 2009  3:18 PM

Finding the owner of a process remotely with VBScript via the Win32_process class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Administration tools, Functions, System Administration, Systems Administration, VBScript, VBScript Functions, win32_process, Windows Management Interface, WMI

 Recently I had an issue where I needed to find the user running a series of processes on a large number of servers. Initially, it was a long process of logging onto each server then opening task manager and sorting by process name. After about 5 servers, I realized it was going to take hours to...


April 9, 2009  4:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying IP Address settings with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


April 7, 2009  4:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Operating System Information with WMI via the Win32_OperatingSystem class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


April 2, 2009  1:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Page File information with WMI via the Win32_Pagefile class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 31, 2009  1:22 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Memory information via WMI using the Win32_PhysicalMemory class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 30, 2009  4:13 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Processor information with WMI via the Win32_Processor class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 25, 2009  2:49 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying MAC Address information with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapter class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 20, 2009  4:32 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying DNS Server settings with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


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