Admin Tips

Last Updated on 13 Oct. 2015, Total: 226 Knowledge Base Tips

3 Active Directory
61 Admin
3 Applications
45 Migration
62 Miscellaneous
23 Network
27 Security
2 Virtual Platforms
  1. New Command-Line Parameters for Defrag.exe in Windows 7

    See the exisitng, new, and hidden switches for the Defragmenter... Read More

  2. Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 7 Installation

    Install Windows 7 from a Netbook or other PC without a DVD drive... Read More

  3. Analyzing Wait Chains to Determine the Cause of Software Hangs

    Nothing is more frustrating than a program that continues to hang during operation. The Windows 7 version of resource monitor provides a new feature which helps determine the cause of software crashes... Read More

  4. Opening Command Prompts at Your Current Location in Windows 7

    If you are a command prompt junkie then one of the most useful features you can have is the ability to open a command prompt window from your current working directory in Windows Explorer. This required a separate download in previous versions of Windows, but with a special trick it’s a bit easier in Windows 7... Read More

  5. Troubleshooting Slow Shutdowns with Xbootmgr

    There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting on your laptop to shut down so you can head out the door. The Xbootmgr utility from Microsoft can help troubleshoot lethargic shutdowns... Read More

  6. Pre-specifying the computer name for Windows PE

    Here's a tip on how you can pre-specify the computer name for Windows PE... Read More

  7. Troubleshooting an empty task sequence page in Lite Touch wizard

    You are trying to deploy Windows using MDT 2010 using LTI but the task sequence page of the wizard is blank. Why?... Read More

  8. Adding feature packs to Windows PE

    When adding feature packs to a Windows PE image, make sure you also add the corresponding language packs... Read More

  9. Prevent users from changing their time zone setting

    How you can prevent users from changing the time zone setting on their computers... Read More

  10. Prevent use of writable CD/DVD drives

    How you can prevent users from writing to writable CD/DVD on their computers... Read More

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