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 ...

How to get to Nexus 6P Recovery Mode

I wanted to wipe my cache partition via recovery, and this is what it took to get into recovery: Power Down the Nexus 6P Boot the Nexus 6P into Fastboot Mode Once in Fastboot Mode, Press the volume Down Button Twice This Should Highlight the ‘Recovery’ Option When ‘Recovery’ is Highlighted, Press the Power Button ...

mobile iron root checker app for MDM Android 4

mobile iron root checker app for MDM Android
I wanted to use my rooted/unlocked nexus 6 on my companies Mobile Iron MDM, so I ended up having to relock and unroot. I still had issues with Mobile Iron saying my OS was comprimised. I went through a few apps, and it was still flagged. I contacted Mobile Iron and they said they had ...

power shell script unmounting system reserved

I need a powershell way to remove the system reserved drive letter, as there is no reason for our users to actually use that, and access it. In powershell drop this code in: $target = (Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel “System Reserved”).DriveLetter+ “:” $volume = Get-WmiObject Win32_Volume -Filter “DriveLetter=’$target'” if ($null -ne $volume) { $volume.DriveLetter = $null $volume.Put() ...

Copy cisco running config with putty 2

I wanted to do a quick backup of my running config without needing to setup a TFTP server. You will first want to get to enabled mode router$ enable Then run terminal length 0, as this will let the screen spit out all data without pruning with the ‘—-more—-‘ from output. router# terminal length 0 ...

How to get LG G3 in recovery mode

You need to power off the device, then hold volume down, and the power button until the LG logo pops up. Then let off BOTH buttons for about 1 second, then hit them both again and recovery should startup. You will select yes to wipeing and that will get you into recovery. This is assuming ...

Disable Windows Startup Repair as Default Option

I was having issues where my older raid card would not get recognized on the first boot, causing windows to reboot, then BSOD. So 50% of the time I would reboot and would be stuck on the repair screen, so I wanted to disable it. Apparently you can through the bcdedit! bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled ...