The easiest way to create bootable NTFS USB drive with Windows.

… in fact, you can use such USB drive with anything you want, not only Windows. Why NTFS, not FAT32? Because FAT32 has a single file copy limit which is 4GB, in other words, you won’t be able to copy any file larger than 4GB onto FAT32 device.  Also, some tools such as Unetbootin are ...

pcAnywhere is not installed properly. Please run SETUP

…in fact, this error may appear in regards to any other software … and it took me a while to figure this one out! Basically, Symantec was helpless in this case, as they couldn’t replicate the issue .Their solution is irrelevant.  I am posting this solution here, because it not only took me a while to ...

BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe – how to find out what exactly crashes the system?

ntoskrnl.exe is a Windows Kernel image that provides kernel and executive layers of the Windows NT kernel space, and is responsible for various system services.  If your Windows is configured to save minidump files after every BSOD (C:\Windows\Minidump) you can sometimes be a little bit disappointed when you open minidump file with BlueScreenView or something similar ...

How to add a shared printer using a one-click script? … and how to configure printer with no drivers for it

I was just working on a task today where two printers has been purchased for one of the office I support. The problem was, there are no Windows 2003 Server x86 drivers available for this printer as it is “too new” for the system and the printers must be shared from this server to … ...

Browser Hijack PUP uninstall script

There are many PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) out there in interwebs, that inet users may accidentally download and install. The most annoying ones are browser hijackers, toolbars and other similar crapware. If you work with large number of computers its just a matter of time someone will ask you to help removing such crapware … ...

VPN domain user account re-creation trick

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has faced this problem. How to re-create domain user account profile on remote machine when only VPN connection is available? It took me a while to figure this out, but it was worth it cos the trick is working nicely.   Step by step if you have ...

How to check IP address of configured network printer with command line

… and now the question comes to mind, why would you need to do so? huh? Here’s why. You need to check printer details on remote host and the only access you have to this machine is CMD via PSExec. You need to know this IP address, but the printer is now offline and it ...

Scriptomatic 2.0

Imagine, you are a scripting guru, well known on the “intertubes” and loads of Windows admins praise you every day for the amazing job you do … but there’s more, you are married, and your wife is a real live “Scripting Wife”! Meet The Scripting Guys. but … its not about them, its about one ...

Handy WMIC commands

Quick introduction. What is WMIC? WMI is a “Windows Management Instrumentation” and WMIC is its command-line version that allows command-line administration of local or remote computers. Pretty useful stuff! I don’t want to quote Wikipedia here, because there is no point to do so. If anyone would like to read more, here’s the article. Anyway, ...

How to create user profile using the command line?

Simple stuff, you’d think as well as why would I need to do so? I just had one of these situations few minutes ago, when this way of creating user profiles comes in hand. So … remote user that connects via VPN. His domain account user profile does not exists on the PC, but he ...