Determine IP Address From a MAC Address

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Ever had to reverse lookup an IP address? Kind of like looking up a home address using a phone number? If you’re in IT, you might come across the occasional […]

Fix Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Has Encountered a Problem

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Last week, I turned on my computer running Windows XP and got the following error message when I would boot up the computer: generic host process for win32 services has […]

Configure Message Size Limits in Exchange 2010

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If you’re running Exchange 2010 at your office, you may have noticed that the default incoming and outgoing message size limit  is 10,240 KB or 10 MB. These days, however, […]

Determining When a Local Windows Account Password was Last Changed

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Our corporate policy requires us to change Windows server local Administrator passwords on a regular basis.  We have a script that accomplishes this, and after the change we do a […]

Counting the Number of Files in a Directory, Command Line Style

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Recently, I needed to count the number of files in a directory on a Windows server. Here’s the command that can easily be scripted. It can also be used on […]

AD Message: Object is a container and contains other objects. Are you sure you want to delete object and the objects it contains

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I received the following message today when trying to delete a computer object from Active Directory: Object %COMPUTERNAME% is a container and contains other objects. Are you sure you want to delete […]

Script to Remotely List Windows Local Administrator Group Membership

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The following script can be run against remote Windows machines, and will enumerate the contents of the remote server’s local administrators group. It requires Sysinternals PSExec utility, and must be […]

Fix: SQL Configuration Manager Connection to target machine could not be made in a timely fashion

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Things didn’t go too smoothly yesterday when I was trying to reconfigure our SQL 2005 cluster and it’s database locations.  At one point, I couldn’t even get SQL Configuration Manager […]

How to Automatically Change the CD-ROM Drive Letter After Running Sysprep

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I’m finalizing a Windows 2003 R2 build that will become our gold image, which will be the source of all new server deployments within our organization.  One challenge I had to overcome […]

Network Card configuration Missing after P2V using VMware Converter

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Last night I converted a physical Windows 2003 R2 server to a VMware virtual machine using VMware Converter Standalone version 4.0.1.  The entire process was extremely simple, only four steps.  […]