Today when I logged into my pc, I was greeted with an email from the Information Security group telling me that they were notified that I attempted to unlock a users account.
When I first got this error, I couldn't tell what was causing it. Just the day before everything was working properly, suddenly problems.
Thinking back, we recently had a user who wasn't seeing one of the printers, while looking at that issue, we noticed that the only available driver was for 64 bit systems. Continue reading Windows cannot connect to the printer, error 0x00000002
The Data Store Maintenance (dsmaint) utility is used to "Perform various configuration tasks for the IMA data store".
I have used this utility to change make changes to how a citrix server accesses the citrix sql database, to change the server that houses the database and to recreate a corrupted local host cache on a citrix server. Continue reading Changing Citrix Farm information with Dsmaint
I recently added a user to the local administrators group on a server, a while later I received an email asking who was added. The only problem was that the auditor only had the Session Identifier (SID) instead of the users samaccountname.
So I went to work and came up with the following to determine a users account id if given the session id.
I have had random problems when using internet explorer for quite some time now. These problems would manifest in different ways, but the most notable were extremely slow site loading or getting page cannot be displayed errors. Continue reading Internet Explorer Random Problems
MS-Windows (Microsoft Windows Operating System) is a collection of several operating systems ranging from the older Windows 3 single-user systems to the latest and greatest Windows server 2012 and for the desktop Windows 10.
Windows operating systems initially were built on top of the MS-DOS operating system, providing a Graphical User Interface, GUI, and several extended features. Today the windows operating system no longer requires MS-DOS but it does still support a DOS style interface called the Command Prompt. Continue reading Reliability Monitor
Windows PowerShell is a new task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.
Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. Windows PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, Windows PowerShell has a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language. Continue reading Powershell
MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) is a single-user, single-tasking computer operating system that uses a command line interface. In spite of its very small size and relative simplicity, it is one of the most successful operating systems that has been developed to date.
Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. Windows PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, Windows PowerShell has a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language. Continue reading Disk Operating System (DOS)
Have you ever received a message of "The remote session was disconnected because there are not Remote Desktop client access licenses available for this computer"? or maybe something similar with Terminal Server instead of Remote Desktop in the message?
How many times as an administrator do you hear about someones account being locked. It can be very problematic for the user, especially when they don't know where it is being locked out from. Continue reading Powershell, List Failed Logon Attempts