Category: Tools/Utils

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems 0

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool that was introduced with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 and is used to service Windows images offline before deployment. DISM can be used...

SharePoint Online Management Shell – Use PowerShell to Manage O365 Site Collections 0

SharePoint Online Management Shell – Use PowerShell to Manage O365 Site Collections

Microsoft has a new tool called SharePoint Online Management Shell. This includes a Windows PowerShell Module to manage your SharePoint Online subscription in the Office 365 environment. According to Microsoft, the focus is around...

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time! 0

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time!

Whenever I blog about Windows deployment, I wonder why Microsoft doesn’t provide a single application for deploying Windows……or something close to a single solution. There are dozens of tools that Microsoft throws into a...

How to Permanently Disable Gmail’s “Stay signed in” Box on the Sign In Page 8

How to Permanently Disable Gmail’s “Stay signed in” Box on the Sign In Page

One thing that bugs me about Gmail is that the Stay signed in box is checked by default whenever I go to Gmail to sign in, and there is no easy way to get...

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 0

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools from Microsoft that allows you to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. Here is a list of...

Direct Download Links for Flash Player for IE and Firefox 0

Direct Download Links for Flash Player for IE and Firefox

Adobe’s Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that lets you work with applications, videos and other content. A lot of Web site require a Flash Player to see all the content on...

Use AVG AntiVirus App to Locate, Lock, Unlock, or Wipe Your Android Device Remotely 49

Use AVG AntiVirus App to Locate, Lock, Unlock, or Wipe Your Android Device Remotely

AVG AntiVirus is a free and popular antivirus application that people have been using on their desktop computers for years to protect their desktop operating system, such as Windows XP or Windows 7. Download...

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer 0

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer

When working with Windows computers, especially Windows servers, I often run into situations where the hard drive is running out of disk space. In fact, I have often seen drives literally have no available...

Microsoft: SharePoint Designer 2010 is not Meant to Design and Publish 0

Microsoft: SharePoint Designer 2010 is not Meant to Design and Publish

In case you didn’t know, according to Microsoft, SharePoint Designer has nothing to do with designing SharePoint? Then why is it called SharePoint Designer? Good question. The simple answer is: for the same reason...

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty! 0

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty!

It’s always a challenge to find the right anti-malware tool that you can proudly recommend. Besides anti-virus software, over the years I have used tons of anti-spyware tools. There were times when I used...

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7 2

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7

A few years ago I wrote this article Deleting Old User Profiles in Windows 2000/XP/2003 about a User Profile Deletion utility called DelProf.exe. This tool is part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit....

A Bug Fix to Fix the Previous Bug Fixes: Windows System Update Readiness Tool 0

A Bug Fix to Fix the Previous Bug Fixes: Windows System Update Readiness Tool

If you are having problems installing Service Pack or software updates on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 or Windows Vista you are not alone. There are lots of people facing the same issue,...

Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2 0

Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

You can manage multiple Remote Desktop Connections with RDCMan, a utility that has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t make this tool widely available for several years. Fortunately, Microsoft’s Symon Perriman...

How to Back & Restore VMware ESXi Configuration Using vSphere CLI 1

How to Back & Restore VMware ESXi Configuration Using vSphere CLI

The vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI) command set allows you to run common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. vSphere CLI commands are especially useful...

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool 0

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool

There is a free Wake-On-LAN GUI tool available that you can use to wake a remote computer up by either using it’s IP address or it’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). You can use...

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 0

Active Directory Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Here’s a list of all the Active Directory cmdlets in Windows PowerShell that are available in Windows Server 2008 R2 with a link to Microsoft TechNet for each cmdlet for more details. Add-ADComputerServiceAccount Adds one or...

Choosing a Deployment Strategy for Windows 7 0

Choosing a Deployment Strategy for Windows 7

When it comes to deploying Windows 7, one of the challenges administrators face is trying to figure out which deployment method is the best suited for a particular scenario. Fortunately, Microsoft has documented some...

Windows 7 Deployment FAQs 0

Windows 7 Deployment FAQs

Microsoft provides numerous tools for deploying Windows operating systems. It sure would be nice if we could use one tool that included all the functionality in dozens of separate utilities and toolkits. Here are...

Where are Windows 7 Deployment Tools Located? 0

Where are Windows 7 Deployment Tools Located?

When it comes to Windows 7, Microsoft offers dozens of tools. Why can’t Microsoft create just one tool that allows deployment of computers? I don’t know. Microsoft created Word, which can be used by...