Apply ESXi 5.5 Update 2 via cli

With Mike’s excellent post, I was able to update my esxi install from Update 1 to Update 2 via the command line. Summary: esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-standard esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient reboot To get the list of ...

IE9, and IE10 popups to upgrade to IE11 on Windows

We had users complaining about needing to upgrade to IE11, they were running IE8,9, and 10. I tracked down the KB that was installed on patch tuesday to: KB3124275. We have users who have to use Internet Explorer 10 for specific applications, so we cannot ugprade. I removed it from SUS and users PC’s, hopefully ...

Logitech Gaming Software and G930 cutting out every 900 seconds

1- Close the LGS (Right click the icon on task bar and select exit) 2- Go to my computer – Windows – Program Files – Logitech Gaming Software – Resources – G930 – Manifest 3- Right click “Device_Manifest” and select edit 4- Look for battery turnOffInterval=”900″ and change the value to “0” 5- Save the ...

AT LOTTO 7

AT LOTTO 7
NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something. RULES : 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. ...

Adding HP Printer gets error 0x0000007e

If a Windows 7 machine cannot add a printer because of a 0x0000007e error: Delete BIDI registry key (on server) from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\\CopyFiles\BIDI Sometimes the print spooler needs to be restarted.

Running a powershell command via batch or command that is restricted

I had to run a powershell module that I found remotely to remove some pinned applications in Windows 7. I also wanted it to run remotely, and not have to log on to each PC to do so. To kick off a powershell script, I had to add this to a command file: REM KICK ...

Hide Windows 7 desktop icons through registry and a command or bat file

If you want to hide certain desktop icons via a bat file, you can use this. Just read the REM line to see which 4 registry adds will change a specific icon. I needed this to roll out to a couple hundred computers, versus logging on to them and disabling them individually. REM hide Computer ...

Poor mans file audit on Windows Server 2008 R2 – with an easy search function and GUI

I needed a way to audit file deletions on our Windows 2008 R2 Server, but didn’t need to make pretty reports for our C levels, it was just for techs to track down who deleted what. So I used the built in Windows File Audit with GPO. We also have about 1800 people who use ...

Windows 10 not searching desktop applications with cortona

Out of the blue, my start -> search stopped functioning, it would just be blank. I reinstalled Cortana using the following procedure: Open an elevated Command Prompt window (press win + X, and then press A) Type start powershell and press enter Run the command (in one line): Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode ...

Adding User Principal Names in Active Directory via PowerShell for Federation

I wanted to update the UPN or User Principal Names in our AD, as we had a couple thousand users that had been in our AD for over 10 years, in the NT days. So they were created without UPN’s. This will print out the list of users and output it to a file so ...