WinOS – Wireless – “Airplane Mode”

Background Unable to use the wireless network on a computer that I am helping put together for my cousin. Error Message Textual The error messages that I am getting simply states "Airplane Mode". Images Outline Desktop Status Bar Control Panel Network and Internet Network Connections Settings Status Airplane Mode Desktop Status Bar Control Panel Network … Continue reading WinOS – Wireless – “Airplane Mode”

WinOS – File System – Symbolic Links

Background When blogging one tries out various scenarios across different platforms. File System Symbolic Links Need As I was working on compiling time-windows I wanted to have a couple of branches. One for compilation with Microsoft Visual Studio and another branch for compiling with MinGW ( Minimalist GNU for Windows). Premise The code is C … Continue reading WinOS – File System – Symbolic Links

WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Background I was recently looking at getting an accurate measure of how long it takes an application to run. Tools Here are some tools that work well in the MS Windows environment:- Outline time-windows time-windows Gammadyne Corp timer Artifacts time-windows Profile This is a Windows utility which executes a program and displays its execution time, … Continue reading WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Background Only Microsoft can slow one's PC Experience down to a crawl and call it better OS Integration. Family I was using my brother's computer last night and noticed it was not running well, at all. Search Every time I access the "Search Windows" button and try to search for an application on his computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Powershell – Error – “The property …. cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.”

Background Playing around with Powershell and ran into an error that one should avoid through defensive programming. Error Error - Image Error - Text Outline We will create a few standalone objects using PSCustomObject Add created objects into an array Iterate through the array Access each object Retrieve property Because our object's properties are created … Continue reading Powershell – Error – “The property …. cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.”

Win OS – Get Domain Information – Using WMI

Background Using WMI, Let us get the short domain name Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Script Outline Issue "Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NTDomain" Capture result of Get-WmiObject in a object Result is actually a list Iterate through the list Each time place list node in an object Here are the important attributes DnsForestName DomainName DomainControllerName DomainControllerAddress Roles Powershell … Continue reading Win OS – Get Domain Information – Using WMI

Transact SQL :- sys.dm_os_enumerate_filesystem – Error – 0x8007007a

Background Still stuck on sys.dm_os_enumerate_filesystem. Want to touch on a couple of diagnostic steps. Lineage Posts along same subject. Transact SQL :- sys.dm_os_enumerate_filesystem Date Published :- 2020-04-23 Link Usage Syntax SQL Sample Sample -01 SQL Output Issues Issue - "Internal error. The string routine in file sql\ntdbms\storeng\dfs\alloc\storagedmv.cpp, line 799 failed with HRESULT 0x8007007a." Error Message … Continue reading Transact SQL :- sys.dm_os_enumerate_filesystem – Error – 0x8007007a

UDP Flood Attack

Background My Internet connection has been spotty for a while here. TroubleShooting Finally, took the time this evening to see what is going on. Outline Router Check the Router Wireless Access Point Check the Wireless Access Points Computer & Hosts Check the computers and hosts connected to your Router & Hosts Internet Service Provider Check … Continue reading UDP Flood Attack

Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Background Need to quickly install Linux. In this case, CentOS. Version The current version is 8. Artifacts Mirrors Install Images are available from various mirrors; listed here:- Mirrors US Link World Wide Link Metadata Here are some metadata :- Image Size :- 7.5 GB Burn ISO Image to USB Options Here are some of the … Continue reading Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Win OS – File Explorer – “Open Command Window Here”

Background A good friend is to trying to following instructions, but running into head wind. Issue The Instructions read :- Launch File Explorer. Navigate to a specific folder Right click on that folder and from the dropdown menu, select "Open command window here" Image Explanation In our case "Open Command Window here" does not appear. … Continue reading Win OS – File Explorer – “Open Command Window Here”