Force Delete a File

WARNING!!! THIS WILL FORCE DELETE FILES, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!     This one has hounded me many times, and I thought I already did a KB for this, but apparently not, so here goes; First make sure everyone is off, I use the MS file sharing MSC, “Share and Storage Management”.  On the […]


SharePoint Online Time Out

Just a quick on this.  a great link is here; https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Idle-Session-Timeout-Policy-in-SharePoint-Online-amp-OneDrive-is/ba-p/211274 PS C:\Windows\system32> Connect-SPOService -Url https://<tenent>-admin.sharepoint.com PS C:\Windows\system32> get-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut Enabled WarnAfter SignOutAfter ——- ——— ———— True 00:05:00 00:30:00 PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut -Enabled $true -WarnAfter (New-TimeSpan -Seconds 2700) -SignOutAfter ( New-TimeSpan -Seconds 3600)


Add Images to Word from Command (Powershell)

Really all the credit has to go to u/Pandapokeman on reddit.  All I did was add a single line that added the file name to the bottom of the picture. https://www.reddit.com/user/Pandapokeman/ Here is his script (be sure to use the full file path in the command) Function Add-OSCPicture { <# .SYNOPSIS Add-OSCPicture is an advanced […]


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’ […]