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”

Windows – Version Number – “Net Config Workstation”

Background As I was troubleshooting another issue a few months ago, stumbled into another pathway for determining the Version Number of a Windows Computer. Lineage Windows 10 – Marketing Name via PowerShell Link Net Commands Command Syntax Output Output - Windows 10 Image Explanation Software version Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Output - Windows 2016 … Continue reading Windows – Version Number – “Net Config Workstation”

Installation & Configuring WINS on Windows 2003

Background To get Linux and Windows computers to be able to use the same name resolution mechanism we can rely on DNS or Microsoft WINS. While DNS supports global address names, WINS is better suited for mapping Microsoft Windows computer names to their corresponding IP Address.   WINS What is WINS Wikipedia Link Windows Internet … Continue reading Installation & Configuring WINS on Windows 2003

Samba :- Name Resolution – From Windows, Resolve Linux Host Names

Background Upon trying to connect to the lone Linux host on our LAB network found it inaccessible. Later found out that the IP Address received from the DHCP Server has changed.   Goal Need to be able to use name resolution and find the Linux host from a windows box.   Network Ports Netbios Name … Continue reading Samba :- Name Resolution – From Windows, Resolve Linux Host Names

Win OS – Error – “Certificate for local system with Thumbprint is about to expire or already expired”

Background Want to quickly deal with a MS Windows Error. The error is logged in the Event Viewer and it reads :- Certificate for local system with Thumbprint is about to expire or already expired. Event Viewer Windows Logs Application List List Events Image Tabulate Log Name :- Application Source :- CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment Event ID :- … Continue reading Win OS – Error – “Certificate for local system with Thumbprint is about to expire or already expired”

SQL Server – Distributed Replay :- Component Services Configuration

  Background It is a good practice to review Windows Event Viewer upon installing new products and also as part of ongoing maintenance.   Installing For this post we will do so as we familiarize ourselves with SQL Server's Distributed Replay toolset. Trouble Shooting Event Viewer Images Windows Logs - System Image - List Events … Continue reading SQL Server – Distributed Replay :- Component Services Configuration

Application Window, Does Not Fit on Screen

Background A couple of posts ago spoke about not been able to adjust an application's window. Post Here is the post :- Smart System Menu Link   Application Window Original Here is the original Application Window :-   Remediation Outline Launch Control Panel Select the "Display" applet The "Customize your Display" window appears Review the … Continue reading Application Window, Does Not Fit on Screen