Microsoft – Changing SID of cloned VMs

On the machine level, every computer is identified by a unique value; named Security ID or SID. SID is calculated in the process of the installation of every Windows machine. Whether the computer is part of the workgroup (or it’s just a stand-alone computer), the value of SID is not crucial. Read More …

Powershell – Check and find the product GUID of an installed MSI setup

The product code is the unique GUID of identifying an application or product release; In other words, different versions and languages of Product must have different product codes. Also, ProductCode can be used to query feature state, and product state. For example, installer API “MsiQueryFeatureStateEx()” and “MsiQueryProductState()”, etc. Read More …

Enabling DNS Registration Refresh Interval

On Active Directory domains is very important that clients set automatically their own DNS names on authoritative DNS servers for Read More …

Enable Powershell Remoting via Group Policy

Powershell really is a game changer when it comes management and scripting on Windows, but one of the areas where Read More …

How to fix Error C0000034 after Windows 7 64-bit SP1

This issue can occur when a user attempts to install the Service Pack, does not restart the machine to complete Read More …

PING with VBScript and PowerShell

Here’s a sample VBScript code that checks whether a PING test is successful or not. We call the VBScript and Read More …

Failovering a DHCP server by Ping from another server

Let’s think a bit about the following scenario: we have a DHCP server, nowadays is usually a virtualized server on Read More …

Creating PowerShell 3.0 Logon Scripts for Domain environments

When Group Policy was delivered with Windows 2000, it allowed administrators to execute batch file-based scripts at user logon or Read More …

Setting Up and Configuring Previous Versions in Windows 7/8

Previous versions of files are recorded as part of a System Restore Point. So whenever a restore point is created, Read More …