AT LOTTO 8 – July 2016 36

AT LOTTO 8 - July 2016
NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something. BUY IN = $10 In the past some have put in more money, but let it be known, if we win, we will still all get an equal share. But we ...

great explanation of vlans and layer 2 vs layer 3 switching

Virtual LANs (VLANs) are an abstraction to permit a single physical network to emulate the functionality of multiple parallel physical networks. This is handy because there may be situations where you need the functionality of multiple parallel physical networks but you’d rather not spend the money on buying parallel hardware. I’ll be speaking about Ethernet ...

Windows 10 or 8 System Interrupts causing high CPU usage

Windows 10 or 8 System Interrupts causing high CPU usage
I had a few laptops where the system interrupt process was consuming 10-15% CPU. The one thing that seemed to have worked was disabling ‘turn on fast startup’ in the power settings. Hit your start button and type power options and click on the power options. Left side, ‘chose what the power buttons do’ click ...

Running batch and powershell scripts as administrator

WINDOWS – RUN BATCH AND PS AS ADMINISTRATORS. This works for Windows 7 and newer. I tested on Windows 7 and 10 64bit and 32bit. This is a faster vbs version of the below script: net sess>NUL 2>&1||(echo.CreateObject^(“Shell.Application”^).ShellExecute”%~0″,,,”RunAs”,1 >”%TEMP%\%~nx0.vbs”&WScript “%TEMP%\%~nx0.vbs”&del “%TEMP%\%~nx0.vbs”&exit) #RUNNING CMD/BAT files as administrator, place this at the top of script after @echo ...

creating batch file to kick off powershell script in different versions of windows with different commands

I needed the ability to have a powershell script execute specific ways for specific versions of windows, so after some googling, I hodge podged this. Essentially you will run this script first, as a cmd, or batch file: @echo off setlocal for /f "tokens=4-5 delims=. " %%i in ('ver') do set VERSION=%%i.%%j REM Windows 10 ...

Disabling UAC in Windows 10 but keeping built in apps working like metro apps and edge

If you need to disable UAC, but want to keep the ability to use built in metro apps, like Edge, you can run this: cmd /c REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System” /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f cmd /c REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System” /v PromptOnSecureDesktop /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f If you want some specifics on what ...

Create batch file to run with elevated permissions to activate windows 10

I had a task of automating Windows 10 upgrades from Windows 7, and one key thing I needed to do was allow for UAC to exist, AND be able to run batch scripts, or powershell scripts as Administrator. Also known as elevated permissions. I created a bat file with these contents: set mydir=%~dp0 Powershell -Command ...

Having issues upgrading APC firmware?

I was upgrading my firmware found on apc’s website, it seemed to fail via the sh file you get from the exe downloaded from apc’s website. It was throwing: APC PDU Error: The application was not able to load. I could still telnet, and look around. I tried rebooting the management interface, it still showed ...

Windows 10 – issues with installed programs not showing up in search

For whatever reason, windows 10 search stopped searching my all apps. I found out re initializing cortona fixes it, which you can do by running an elevated powershell and pasting this into it: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} Once I did that, everything popped up, no reboot was required.

Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH – disable speed step 2

I am running some homelab stuff with NUC5i5RYH running ESXi. I wanted to know why everything showed up as 1.6ghz and not the 2.7ghz it should burst to. I got a reply from INTEL stating: The Intel® Core™ i5-5250U Processor is an Ultra-Low power processor (because of the U at the end of the model). ...