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’ […]


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 […]


Winlogon.log Missing

   I stumbled across this while trouble shooting a problem with GPO’s in Windows Server 2016.  My GPO’s we stopping half way through applying because there was a n error.  There was an error in the RSOP, with a surprising amount of detail on how to correct it, only that all the documentation was wrong […]


Visio 2016 Install with Office 365

When trying to install with an MSI the Visio package with an already existing ‘Click-to-run’ install of Office 365, you will often get the error of: We found a problem!We’re sorry, Microsoft Office installer encountered a problem because you have these Click-to-Run installer based Office programs installed on your computer:Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus – en-usWindows […]