Category Archive for: ‘Microsoft Windows’

How you can find out the name and IP address of the AD domain controller on your network

You can use Nslookup is a command-line tool that displays information you can use to diagnose Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type cmd. Type nslookup, and then press ENTER. Type set type=all, and then press ENTER. Type _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Domain_Name, where Domain_Name is the name of your domain, and then press...

Fixing a local or domain corrupted profile in Windows 7

Rename the user's profile folder to user.old Logged in as an admin, go to Control Panel → User Accounts → Manage User Accounts. Domain accounts show there after an initial login. Delete the account for the user with the corrupted profile. Open regedit and make sure that the user is no longer in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Delete it if present, even if it is followed by ".bak". Then you can login as the user to...

How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7

Windows 7 is configured by default to restart immediately after a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or other major system problem. This reboot usually happens too fast to see the error message on screen. Follow these simple steps to disable the automatic restart feature for system failures in Windows 7. Click on the Start button and then on Computer right click then click on properties. In control panel home on the left, click the Advanced system settings link. Locate the Startup...

How to Run chkdsk on a disk without a drive letter

Open a command prompt. Execute the mountvol command which will tell you all the volumes on your system and give you the GUID of them. \\?\Volume{eb38d03b-29ed-11e2-be65-806e6f6e6963}\ *** NO MOUNT POINTS *** \\?\Volume{eb38d03c-29ed-11e2-be65-806e6f6e6963}\ C:\ \\?\Volume{41ae7a1c-9849-11e2-be7a-0026b9dc157c}\ F:\ Windows will give the GUID if it's has valid and recognized partition. Then run CHKDSK in this fashion: chkdsk...

How to identify and decline superseded updates in WSUS

How to identify and decline superseded updates in WSUS Although you can use the server cleanup wizard, you may want from time to time to clean manually all superseded updates to clean your WSUS infrastructure. Open the Windows Update Services MMC then select the All Updates View as you can see below. Set the display to show the Approval status of 'Any except Declined' with a Status of 'Any', then  Click Refresh. Right click in the title bar and  Enable the ‘Supersedence’...

Change the System/Boot Drive Letter

SUMMARY Warning Do not use the procedure that is described in this article to change a drive on a computer where the drive letter has not changed. If you do so, you may not be able to start your operating system. Follow the  procedure that is described in this article only to recover from a drive letter change, not to change an existing computer drive to something else. Back up your registry keys before you make this change. Click the following article number to view the article in the...
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