Control Panel Command Line CMD.exe

A quick look at commands to get things done faster; Network Adapters ncpa.cpl Firewall firewall.cpl Updates wuaucpl.cpl System Info msinfo.exe Computer Manager Compmgmt.msc Startup and control tabs msconfig   My references https://www.maketecheasier.com/20-run-commands-windows/ https://www.lifewire.com/command-line-commands-for-control-panel-applets-2626060 Control Panel Command Line Commands in Windows CMD Commands for Control Panel Applets Applet Command OS Version Accessibility Options control access.cpl XP […]


Determine\Identify\Find USB Devices that are Unrecognized

I got this info from another blog, I have been searching for something like this for years off and on.  Its awesome to have the info now! Sometimes, a computer may report that a connected USB device is unknown if the required device drivers are not installed for the USB device. To identify the USB […]


Windows PDC Time

I cannot begin to tell you how this has hounded me through my career, but I am happy to make this post, that I think has 99% of the answers. #1 thing that has caused me issues, not my trouble shooting order or the GPO settings. The GPO on the PDC MUST be removed, all […]


Deny a GPO to Users or Groups

I have looked for this for a LONG time, and I was happy to run across this great post.  I will not steal, so you can find it below, where he does an excellent job describing it.  But in case something happens to it, the jist is to use delegation to set a ‘deny GPO’ […]


Add Windows Media Stuff to N Version Windows 10

I love the N version, nice and clean and smooth.  but sometimes you need to add some of the parts back.  With this patch, you can; KB3133719 I got the following table from here, that tells you what is in it; The media-related features that are not provided in N editions of Windows 10 include, […]


New Powershell command Get-PerimeterMessageTrace

  So I want to put this out there, because I googled the crap out to this hand got zero information. When doing an exchange message trace, it was used to see incoming email.  going to have to explore this more, and find out what it really can do.   PS C:\Windows\system32> PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-PerimeterMessageTrace […]


Hardening Windows 10

I was looking to see about required services and such and ran across this web site; https://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/ I was very dubious of it, as the web seems very  simple, but it still had great information.  I did contact the owner, and I have used the link, and I will say at this time this appears […]