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- Batch Script – Parse MS Exchange IIS Log File, Filter All External Requests, and Email It
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- Batch Script – Sending Items to the Recycle Bin Without Calling Any Third-Party Applications
- Batch Script – Zip/Compress Files Without Calling Any Third-Party Applications
- Cannot Log onto Windows – Trust Relationship Failed
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- Classic Shell – Pin Items to the Classic Start Menu via Group Policy
- Classic Shell – Registry Entries for Custom Windows 7 Style Start Menu
- Classic Shell – Remove First Run Wizard with Group Policy
- Configure NTP Peers for Windows Time Service
- CryptoWall 3.0 Ransomware – Ouch, It Hurts So Good…Get Out the Backup Tapes. You’ve Got Those Right?
- Enable Clock via Group Policy on a Terminal Server
- Exchange 2010 OWA – Can’t Delete Messages
- Exchange 2010 OWA – Mailbox is Disabled
- Exchange 2010 OWA – Outgoing Attachments Not Visible in Compose New Message Window
- Exchange 2010 OWA – Remove Cached Email Recipients/Auto Complete Entries
- Exchange Server 2010 – Changing Message Tracking Log Retention Period
- Exchange Server 2010 – Export Message Tracking Log Results to CSV File
- Exchange Server 2010 – Get a List of All Mailbox Columns/Attribute Names
- Exchange Server 2010 – Get a List of Mailboxes by Creation Date
- Exchange Server 2010 – Get a List of Mailboxes by Size
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Personally I’d been fighting this Intel HD 4600 DVI/dual monitor issue for several months now, but at the time I had bigger fish to fry, so I kept putting it off until today. Those poor people on the Intel forums have been complaining about this issue for like three or four years now because “they weren’t able to reproduce the issue”, very sad. Indeed it is a very strange problem. Initially I was convinced it was strictly a driver problem, but now I think it may be some sort of weird driver/OS oddity.
If you’re unfamiliar with the issue, there are multiple threads out there on the Intel forums and several I’ve seen on the HP forums as well. The problem is that after a system reboot, the display on the DVI port is no longer detected and all you get is a black screen. The second monitor is not detected in the operating system whatsoever and the monitor shows no input signal. Right after the initial installation of the display driver, dual monitors would work, but only until the next system reboot. One workaround for this issue was to uninstall/reinstall the display driver and just never reboot the machine again, which totally sucked donkey balls.
If you’re reading this, then you’re not alone. Both the x86 and x64 versions of Firefox 51.0.1 run slow as dog shit and bog the rest of my otherwise fast as hell computer down on a brand new install of Windows. It seems to happen when I’ve got lots of tabs open simultaneously for any length of time, which is always.
Here’s an annoying one that I run into quite frequently. On Windows Server 2012, it appears there’s not a quick and easy way to change the network type for a network connection other than to use PowerShell. The problem that I typically run into, is that firewall rules for a specific program are only set for the “domain” profile, so here’s how to force the network type on some interface. This is just for my own personal reference, but I took this info directly from here.
Here is a batch script, using only DOS commands, to check if the current user is a member of a specific group. The way it is currently written, you can call a batch file containing this code using the CALL command and pass the short NetBIOS domain name (or possibly the computer name if it is a local account) and the group name to search for as arguments, and it will return a “1” if the user is a member of the specified group and “0” if they are not. Just be sure to put quotes around any group name that contains any spaces.
Unfortunately, not only is the option considered experimental, but the Ultra VNC documentation on how to “Send Custom Keys” is less than ideal, and remembering the decimal equivalent of each key on the keyboard is simply not an option for me. I currently have no want or need to know this information by heart, so I’m not even going to attempt to do so. So, when desperate times call for desperate measures, it’s time to start thinking on your feet and stop pouting like a little man-girl, you’ve still got options.
Luckily, if your running any newer version of Windows (I guess if you want to call it luck), you’re a slug-headed loser douche extraordinaire (present company included, I just wish the Linux desktop environments weren’t so damn slow) that doesn’t care about his or her right to computer privacy…Wait, I mean, luckily, you can use the On-Screen Keyboard as a workaround for this and you can send whatever custom key combinations you need. View Post
There are hundreds of articles on this subject, so I’m not going to spend any time on this. This is just for my own personal reference in the future.
Navigate to the following registry key:
Create/Edit the following keys as string values:
DefaultUserName DefaultPassword DefaultDomainName
Find the key “AutoAdminLogon” and set the value to “1”.
I needed a way to track which Exchange users were remotely retrieving their emails outside of the office on their phones and other email clients, so I pieced together this batch/pseudo VB script that can be ran from the Windows Task Scheduler at midnight. The only dependency/third party app required is the MS Log Parser executable. Also, for the SQL query to filter out the proper internal networks from the log file, you will have to edit the LOCALSUBNET and CHARLENGTH variables.
Sure there are several legitmate cases where the HP Support Assistant can be helpful, such as updating drivers or flashing the BIOS on the computer, but if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already established the fact that the software basically hijacks your computer and does a lot of shady shit in the background. I would absolutely classify the product as being spyware and would highly recommend that you take all steps necessary to disable it when it is not being used, and here are some reasons why.
My first problem is that by default, the HP Support Assistant does an intrusive scan of your network to search for “devices” every time the software runs and it appears you can’t turn that off. It doesn’t get much shadier than that folks, seeing as how you don’t really know what they are up to and why they are taking an inventory of your entire network.
There’s several different things that can cause the trust relationship issue and there are hundreds of post or more online about the subject. Sometimes simply resetting the computer account in Active Directory can fix the problem. Other times, unjoining/rejoining the computer from the domain will fix the problem. If either of those isn’t the case, usually that is a good indication that there is some sort of corruption in the Active Directory database that can only be fixed by manual intervention.