How to change license from server 2012 r2 eval with MAK key

I found out you can do this pretty simply. I wanted to change my 2012 R2 Standard Eval ISO to use my 2012 R2 Standard MAK key. I ran this in an elevated command prompt: DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula replacing the x’s with your key, hit enter and it should work with a requested ...

creating large, empty files in windows

I ran this in Windows 7, but using fsutil you have a LOT of options. fsutil file createnew c:\testfile.txt 150000000 this created a 150mb empty file so I can use for testing. If you run fsutil you will see you have a lot more options: 8dot3name 8dot3name managment behavior Control file system behavior dirty Manage ...

setting up putty to be used as a socks5 proxy over ssh

This was taken from: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~xuanluo/sshproxywin.html I am posting this for my own knowledge, just incase that site ever goes down. Run PuTTY. It starts in the “Session” screen; fill in the settings for your SSH connection. The fields “Host Name” and “Port” are pretty self-explanatory. You can enter the username too by filling the “Host ...

alt f4 on surface pro with type keyboard 2

I couldn’t get alt f4 working on any of my apps on my new microsoft surface pro with type keyboard 2. It ended up being that my function lock was set! I had to unlock that via: function + caps lock (Thanks rsutoratosu on Anandtech). And now ALT F4 works, time to go kill some ...

How To Install Windows 7 from a USB Key with ISO links!

I’ve been reading a few methods to install Windows 7 from an ISO to a jump drive, or DVD. The best method to do it from a Windows computer is to obtain Microsoft’s own software for the task : http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe Install that, and point it to the jump drive you want to use (it will ...

Temporary profile creates in Windows 7

I had a user who logs in with a domain account and creates a temporary directory every time he logs in. This is what I did that fixed it : 1. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem. 2. Back up ...

Large ntuser.dat files in server 2003 – HP driver issue

Originally our terminal service server ran out of space, wondering why, we went to investigate and saw that ntuser.dat files were about 400MB or more. We also noted that new users logging in were taking 15-20 minutes to actually load into the terminal service the first time. What we eventually found out was that the ...

Getting Panasonic CF-53 USB3.0 Drivers to load into WinPE/Landesk

This one was a headache! I got all drivers loaded properly for Panasonic CF-53 in Windows 7, except one unknown device, which was actually a USB 3.0 Hub driver. It would not load the traditional way, so what I ended up doing was taking the drivers, and putting them on the image itself under C:\windows\inf ...

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 ACPI\MAT0021 driver 2

We are getting in some new CF-53 – Standard laptops. My task is to find some drivers that are missing. One was ACPI\MAT0021 The driver is for the Panasonic Misc. You can get it from Panasonic’s website, or you can pull it from here (this one is for windows 7 32bit sp1): http://www.uploadland.com/?d=4F43AEA31 If you ...

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 ACPI\MAT0019 driver 6

We are getting in some new CF-53 – Standard laptops. My task is to find some drivers that are missing. One was ACPI\MAT0019 The driver is for the hot key’s. You can get it from Panasonic’s website, or you can pull it from here (this one is for windows 7 32bit sp1) : http://www.uploadland.com/?d=4F43AE1D1 If ...