Windows

HowTo: Export a List of All Computers in an AD OU

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To export a list of all computers and non domain controller servers in an Active Directory OU, use dsquery.exe.  For example, to export all computers in mydomain.com’s servers OU to machines.txt : DSQUERY COMPUTER “OU=servers,DC=mydomain,DC=com” -o rdn -limit 1000 > c:\machines.txt Use -limit when you want to return more than the default 100 results.  Note that […]

Fix: Blank Screen When using Windows XP Telnet Client

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Today when I established a telnet session to a host on port 80 from my Windows XP machine, I was unable to see any commands I typed echoed on the screen.  I knew I had to enable local echo, but always seem to forget how to do it. KB196748 describes how to enable local echo […]

Fix: Userenv event 1521 and Userenv 1511 errors in Windows Server 2003 Application log

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The following events were listed in the Windows 2003 event log when one of our second level help desk staff connected to the server console via RDP: Event 1521 Source Userenv  Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the […]

Fix: 0×80070005: Access is denied when running scheduled task as a non-administrator

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I was running a scheduled task on a Windows 2003 server that called a script that ran as a non-administrator on the server.  The service account that the script ran under had rights to all the appropriate directories on the server, but I still kept seeing the following error after the scheduled task failed to […]

Windows Server 2008 Schtasks error: User credentials are not allowed on the local machine

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Last week I attempted to add a scheduled task to my Windows 2008 server using schtasks.exe. The syntax I used was: schtasks /create /S server /U DOMAIN\ACCOUNT /P password /SC daily /ST 15:00 /TN BkupIIS /TR c:\scripts\bkupiis.cmd I received the following message from schtasks.exe: User credentials are not allowed on the local machine The task […]

Using Winsat.exe in Windows as a Performance Benchmarking Tool

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Microsoft has the Windows System Assessment Tool (Winsat) available for download that can assess a computer’s ability to run Windows.  This tool provides a wealth of information on your hardware’s horsepower, plus it’s scriptable. It’s designed to run under Windows Vista, but can be run under Windows Server 2008 as well.  Here’s how to do […]

How to completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003

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To completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003, perform the following with administrative credentials: 1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Tools > Folder Options > View 3. Uncheck Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended) and Hide extensions for known file types 4. Click apply > OK 5. Browse to C:\ 6. Right click on boot.ini, select […]

Howto: Edit Network Card Bindings in Windows Server 2008

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Figuring out how to edit the order of NIC bindings on a Windows 2008 Server took quite a bit of Googling. It seems that you need to know a secret key combination to be able to view the Advanced tab, where the option to edit the NIC bindings is located. To edit the network card […]

Fix for Windows Vista Black Screen of Death, aka KSOD

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Found this solution on the LogBlog after another failed Vista boot up. This issue is being referred to as the blacK Screen Of Death (KSOD), and is described as: “KSOD Defined: Where after a reboot the Windows Vista PC boots up to a black screen with a white mouse cursor and nothing else ever loads […]

How Much Free Disk Space Do I Need to Install Windows XP SP3?

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Various Microsoft resources have different answers to the amount of free hard drive space needed to install Windows XP SP3.  You’ll see that the amount of free disk space required to install XP SP3 depends on where you’re installing from, as well as other factors. According to KB950717 , we recommend that you have a minimum […]