MMC – Microsoft Management Console

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) hosts administrative tools that you can use to administer networks, computers, services, and other system components. Here is a short list. Certificates certmgr.msc Indexing Service ciadv.msc Computer Management compmgmt.msc Device Manager devmgmt.msc Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc Disk Management diskmgmt.msc Event Viewer eventvwr.msc Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc Group Policy gpedit.msc Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc Performance perfmon.msc Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc Local Security Settings secpol.msc Services services.msc Windows Management…

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File or directory is corrupted or unreadable

If you share your portable media with multiple people and multiple OS and devices and from time to time you may end getting this error message when trying to access a folder or file. You cannot access nor your can delete them. Solution (try this): Click on Start –> Run –> Type cmd and press Enter. “Command Prompt” will be opened. Since you are having problem with G & H drivers, enter the below command chkdsk /f g: –>…

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Enable or Disable Multiple RDP Sessions in Windows 2012

How to Enable/Disable Multiple RDP Sessions in Windows 2012. By default, Windows 2012 servers allow a single Remote Desktop session. If only one session is available and you take over another person’s live session, you may choose to enable multiple RDP sessions. This article describes the process for enabling and disabling multiple sessions. Enable Multiple RDP Sessions  Log into the server using Remote Desktop. Open the start screen (press the Windows key) and type gpedit.msc and open it Go…

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Run Commands for Windows 7 and 8

These commands allows to quickly access features and applications to customize operative system environment. These run commands are available for almost all settings available in Windows control panel. Function in Windows Common Command Open Documents Folder documents Open Videos folder videos Open Downloads Folder downloads Open Favorites Folder favorites Open Recent Folder recent Open Recent Folder logoff Open Pictures Folder pictures Windows Sideshow control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow Windows CardSpace control.exe /name Microsoft.cardspace Windows Anytime Upgrade WindowsAnytimeUpgradeui Taskbar and Start Menu control.exe…

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Common System Administrator Command Lines – msc Commands

These commands allows to quickly access features and applications to customize operative system environment. Here is a quick list of them. Admin Program Command AD Domains and Trusts domain.msc Active Directory Management admgmt.msc AD Sites and Services dssite.msc AD Users and Computers dsa.msc ADSI Edit adsiedit.msc Authorization manager azman.msc Certification Authority Management certsrv.msc Certificate Templates certtmpl.msc Cluster Administrator cluadmin.exe Computer Management compmgmt.msc Component Services comexp.msc Configure Your Server cys.exe Device Manager devmgmt.msc DHCP Management dhcpmgmt.msc Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc Disk…

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Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) in Windows Server 2012

This article explains how to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) in Windows Server 2012. One of the downsides of dealing with a new version of Windows Server is figuring out where things have moved in the new release. In Windows Server 2008 R2, disabling IE ESC was fairly straightforward in the Server Manager. Disabling it in the latest Microsoft Server OS is still performed in the Server Manager. However, the redesign of the Server Manager…

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Prevent Skype using port 80 and causing IIS to throw a HRESULT: 0x80070020 Exception

If you run NETSTAT -ano in the command prompt you should be able to see the process ids and its port been used. If you trace it back port 80 will be used by Skype Desktop. Option one: Closed completely Skype or  unchecking Tools > Options… > Advanced > Connection > “Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections Option 2: Go into IIS website bindings and change the IIS port to something different. I my case this…

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Disable IE Enhanced Security in Windows Server 2012

This is just a quick guide to disabling the setting that makes Internet Explorer less secure or it could be done in a test environment. When IE ESC is enabled, you get popups all the time and you are asked to add every new url to the IE trusted sites zone. So, on a dev, test or lab server, it is ok to disable it, at least if you ask me. As long as you are aware of what you are doing…

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IIS Versions in Windows

Version Obtained from Operating System 1.0 Included with Windows NT 3.51 SP 3 (or as a self-contained download). Windows NT Server 3.51 2.0 Included with Windows NT Server 4.0. Windows NT Server 4.0 3.0 Included with Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Internet Information Server 2.0 is automatically upgraded to Internet Information Server 3.0 during the install of SP3). Windows NT Server 4.0 4.0 Self-contained download from www.microsoft.com or the Windows NT Option Pack compact disc. Windows NT…

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List of Windows 8 Shortcuts

Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application Windows key + C: Access the charms bar Windows key + Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar Windows key + I: Access the Settings charm Windows key + H: Access the Share charm Windows key + K: Access the Devices charm Windows key + Q: Access the Apps Search screen Windows key + F: Access the Files Search screen Windows key + W: Access the Settings…

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