There are many command line utilities that you can use to retrieve operating system information along with switches to filter for specific data. For instructor-led Windows Server training, see our class schedule. Using VER.EXE. The first command line utility is the VER.exe command. When using this command you will only retrieve the operation system version. If … Continue reading How to Retrieve Operating System Information Using a Command Line
Recently I presenting at a conference and needed to demonstrate WMI. I specifically wanted to use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet instead of the new Get-CimInstance cmdlet because I wanted the demo to be useful for those still running PowerShell V2. All my remote computers are running Server 2012 and already have PowerShell Remoting enabled, so the … Continue reading How to open Windows Firewall ports using PowerShell
The Old Way In legacy operating systems the boot sector (boot strap loader) loads the NTLDR that would then look for the BOOT.INI. If more than one operating system existed the BOOT.INI would provide the user with an Operating System Selection Screen. Once an operating system was chosen NTDetect.com would then take over to detect … Continue reading What happened to my BOOT.INI file?
So, a friend of mine emailed me that he was having a problem running the active directory cmdlets. Here is what he received: It’s an interesting problem, one that I had seen in the past in a few of my own virtual environments, but not a problem common in the real world. In fact, … Continue reading Problem using Active Directory Web Services?