Tag Archives: Windows Server

Check if the Server is pending reboot

I have used this Powershell script to validate if the server is pending a reboot or not. This script can be used to validate server pending reboot status on any other server within the network! https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Get-PendingReboot-Query-bdb79542 Advertisements

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Process Monitor – Simple and efficient tool to investigate processes

While working with Microsoft on a SQL bug I have used a powerful tool (Process monitor) to troubleshoot the problem. What is interesting with this tool: * Simple, installation not required * Filter is great: Filter can be applied on … Continue reading

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Activedirectory – Group – user – membership validation tool

In any IT environment it is very important to understand how a distribution and security groups work. I have come across many employees with minimal knowledge on providing permissions to individuals and groups. I will just add very basic one … Continue reading

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Biometric (Fingerprint) login into HP Windows 10 Laptop started working again :)

I had been struggling to fix it for a long time but today I am able to fix it  Simple, all you need to do is download and install HP Client Security Manager @ http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6893667&swItemId=vc_158160_1&swEnvOid=4158. Once you install HP … Continue reading

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Quick File Compare tool (vim)

Yesterday, one of my developer modified huge script file but he used old version to modify. It was uphill task to understand the changes and correct it. I am not keen on any installations or add-in… vim (one of my … Continue reading

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Basics of Hosts file; HOSTS file location and usage

• Host File is like first referenced address book which associates hostname with IP address. • Example to associate vijredexample.com to 192.168.1.1: o o Last line in below image will add the mapping • Location of hosts file %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\ • … Continue reading

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Knowledge Share 2014-08

Number of Cores/ Processors on Windows Server: Command to find the number of Cores on Windows Server Command to find number of Logical Processors * Free e-Books related to Microsoft Technologies You can find huge collection @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx SQL Server … Continue reading

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