Delete Files Via Command Prompt

When you delete huge folders in Windows, you will notice that the process takes quite a bit of time to complete. When I need to delete them again, it takes a long time if I run the delete operation in Windows Explorer. First thing that happens is that Windows runs calculations which in itself may […]

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How to Find a User’s Security Identifier (SID) in Windows

There are many reasons why you might want to find the security identifier (SID) for a particular user’s account in Windows, but in our corner of the world, the common reason for doing so is to determine which key under HKEY_USERS in the Windows Registry to look for user-specific registry data for. Regardless of the reason for your need, matching SIDs to usernames […]

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FRS Jet database, or a Jet database log file is corrupt.

FRS Jet database, or a Jet database log file is corrupt. You can run cmd as administrator and input the following commands to stop NetLogon and Ntfrs services and rename the database files and then restart the services (If any other dependecies are stopped, you can restart them after that.): net stop netlogon net stop […]

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How To Enable Ping In Windows Server 2016 Firewall

By default in Windows Server 2016 the Windows Firewall is configured to drop all inbound ICMP traffic. This includes echo requests which are common from ping, which can make network troubleshooting difficult. Here we cover how to allow ping through Windows Firewall. A common response is usually to simply disable the whole Windows Firewall, however […]

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Windows Server 2016: Configuring Hyper-V Replica in a workgroup environment

In a workgroup environment the most common way to create the certificates for Hyper-V hosts was to use the makecert utility but, given that this utility is depricated now and the new cmdlet New-SelfSignedCertificate  is available instead in Windows Server 2016, the process of configuring workgroup replicas became a bit easier. In these two articles I’d like to […]

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V VM Replication

Setting up Hyper-V replication allows you to replicate a virtual machine from one Hyper-V environment over to another.  The nice things about replication in the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor world is that there is no appliance to have to setup or other plugin you have to have to make this work.  It is included in the box.  Let’s […]

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How to Host an FTP Server on Windows with FileZilla

To start, you’ll need to download FileZilla server, available here. After downloading the program, you can install it with all of the default settings. FileZilla will install a service that runs whenever Windows boots up, so if you would rather only run the FTP server manually, select the appropriate option from the drop down menu on […]

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