Command to Remotely Reboot Windows Machine

If your machine is hung up (powered on but remote desktop not responding), remote reboot may help get back up and running. Shutdown /m <machinename> /r /t 00 /m          specifies a remote machine to shut down (your machine name) /r            reboot /t 00       specifies zero wait time This works from any Windows machine where your account has access (usually in the...

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.bat Script to Check Windows Service and Start if Stopped

Hamachi services stop unexpectedly. Use this script to check the status then reset all services.

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Lync 2011 Broken After Mac OSX Yosemite Upgrade

Microsoft Lync 2011 has broken in OS X Yosemite (10.10). The fix sounds a bit ridiculous

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Useful Windows Commands and Shortcuts v1

Most system admins have their own shortcuts to open various components of Windows servers and client systems.  Here are a few of our favorites.  If you live in the command prompt and prefer to avoid mousing around, these are good to know.   Appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs most control panel items can be opened using their associated .cpl   Eventvwr Event...

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Move Files to Filename Subdirectory

Recently I had a directory full of enough video files that delays occurred when the folder loaded on certain devices.  It seems the devices attempted to generate previews of all the videos before presenting the file structure. The fix is to move all files into subfolders so only the directory structure is loaded.  Since a lot of videos are added to this directory, a script is created which...

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