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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Exchange Powershell Context

I had a frustrating problem, where powershell was not returning the correct results that I was expecting, it was missing a 95% of the data from a simple get-mailbox command. It turns out, that running exchange powershell commands from the “Exchange Management Shell” sets the environment to the local server, even if you use the […]


Show all Domain Computers that are Online

Quickie one liner; get-adcomputer -filter * | Where { Test-Connection $_.name -count 1 -quiet } | Select @{Name=”Computername”;Expression={$_.Name}} Reference : https://www.petri.com/test-network-connectivity-powershell-test-connection-cmdlet


Convert LDAP Time

This is the reference and an online converter.   EpochConverter.com The 18-digit Active Directory timestamps, also named ‘Windows NT time format’,’Win32 FILETIME or SYSTEMTIME’ or NTFS file time. These are used in Microsoft Active Directory for pwdLastSet, accountExpires, LastLogon, LastLogonTimestamp and LastPwdSet. The timestamp is the number of 100-nanoseconds intervals (1 nanosecond = one billionth of […]