Category : SystemAdmin

Against my better judgment… I Love Windows 8

6 months ago I can remember saying things like “I will never upgrade to windows 8, I love windows 7”, or “You have windows 8, I’m so Sorry”, and “You want a start menu…  um… download one to “hack” your computer:.  I think the worst of it was when my father in law got a

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VBS Script – Encryption and Decryption

I found the following way to protect your script code from prying eyes.  This isn’t the strongest encryption, can it can be broken.  It does stop someone from viewing your code.  Where this will work for me is in use for student scripts.  I can encrypt the information and know that they can’t just open

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VBS shutdown remote computers

Here is a script that I wrote that will in short: Shutdown remote computers. I have been searching online for a script that did a great job of shutting down remote computers.  I wanted it to do several things while before shutting down the computers. Pull the list of computers from AD – pulling them

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Automate Renaming and Joining a domain using vbs

This script will do the following: Rename the computer Copy the script locally Set a task to execute the script in 2 mins Restart the computer When the script runs again (number3) it will see that the computer name matches the “domain” plus services tag serial and join it to the domain restart the computer

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Multiboot USB Disk that does everything

Multiboot USB Disk that does everything Download Yumi  Using Yumi to give you the edge for USB boot Disks.    List of Supported boot Disks   YUMI can create a Bootable UFD containing the following     HP SmartStart, HP Firmware Maintenance, and HP Automatic Firmware Update Tools F-Secure Rescue CD Fuduntu Slacko Puppy 5.3

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Back Door Admin Discovery and Removal

Scenario: You are working with a computer in your domain and you discover a unknown user account in the document and settings or users (windows 7) folder of the computer.  You search your Active Directory for that user and don’t find them.  You then check the local computer users and computers to find that this

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Shadow Copy

Windows Shadow Copy is a Volume Copy Service (VVS) that works on Microsoft Windows.  IT allows you as an administrator to create a daily backup schedule.  And have it accessible to end users with little training. I work with Servers everyday, and it always happens where someone deletes a file or folder and they come

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DHCP Block List – Callout DLL

It never fails as I’m at working looking at my DHCP lease pool I find entries for “Dave’s-iPad”, “Android123456…”, “iPod”,ect…  It is our policy that no-district equipment should get access to our network.  This includes out wireless network.  What is happening is that students find the wireless access points that I use on Laptop carts

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