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Invoke a remote command without WinRM, psexec or similar – Access administrative shares even if they have been removed

Recently I ran into a situation, where I had to check a few log files on some remote computers and also needed to execute some commands to fix an issue. However, due to reasons I’m not going to enlarge on, all administrative shares had been removed. So by this, no …

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Deployment

Fix MDT 8443 Missing Capture Screen

It is a known bug n MDT 8443 that the capture screen is missing. To correct the bug you need to edit the ZTIUtility.vbs file. Edit the ZTIUtility.vbs File   Look in the scripts folder of your deployment share for the ZTIUtility.vbs file. Deploymentshare \scripts\ZTIUtility.vbs. Make a copy of this …

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Deployment

Installing .NET Framework 3.5 with MDT

You could use a DISM command line to install .net Framework 3.5 using something like: DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All/Source:”%deployroot%\Operating Systems\Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise\Sources\SXS” /LimitAccess But since you have already imported the OS into MDT you may as well use the media that MDT already has and specify the source …

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Deployment

MDT 2013, Powershell, and XPath – ZTIGather.xml

With XML being used so much nowadays, XPath is a useful tool to query xml documents, it can also be useful in other ways. For example looking at how the ZTIConfigure.xml file in helps MDT merge information from Customsettings.ini into an answer file. XPath is used to query the answer …

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Scripting

View, Add Or Remove Windows Features Via PowerShell

PowerShell is Microsoft’s scripting language based around the .NET Framework. It’s mainly used for administering and configuring local and remote systems and you can also use it for the same task of viewing, adding or removing optional Windows features. It’s possible to use the DISM tool directly in Powershell but …

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Deployment

Integrating DaRT with MDT and enable DaRT Remote Control

Integrating DaRT into MDT will allow you to remotely view running deployments. Pretty handy for remote deployments that you are having trouble with. For this I presume you already have a fully functional MDT Deployment Workbench server/workstation and I also presume you already downloaded MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack). MDOP …

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Cryptocurrency

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is digital cash for the Internet. A person can now send Bitcoin across the world to other people or to buy things. It’s relatively inexpensive to send and extremely secure. I don’t understand, can you give me an example? If I want to send money from …

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Amazon Web Services

AWS IAM Users- using AWS Tools for Windows Powershell

Creating Users –To create a user, use the New-IAMUser cmdlet. New-IAMUser – UserName ‘TestUser’   Get Users – Get details of a user by using Get-IAMUser cmdlet. If you do not pass the -UserName parameter, it will retrieve the details of the user currently logged in. Get-IAMUser   Update Users – If …

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Active Directory

Reset Users Password Expiration Date

1.In Active directory users and computers, make sure advanced features is enabled 2.Navigate to the user account, there should be an Attribute Editor tab 3.Scroll to the pwdLastSet field. Modify it by entering 0 (zero) in the value field. Click OK. This sets the value to (Never) as in the …

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