Tag: Windows

What’s in that Registry POL file?

What’s in that Registry POL file?

Here is another great utility for the Windows administrator's Toolbelt, written and shared by Jacques Bensimon. Okay, this may be a solution in search of ... Read More

How to enable DNS logging to monitor requests

How to enable DNS logging to monitor requests

This comes from the 'Learn something new every day' file. Working with a client to decommission an old DNS server, this important question came up: ... Read More

A Better Windows Path Manager

A Better Windows Path Manager

Jacques Bensimon wrote a 32-bit version of the Path Manager utility back in 2006 to bring a little sanity to the task of viewing or ... Read More

How to drag shortcuts into Administrator Prompt

How to drag shortcuts into Administrator Prompt

If you normally have programs running in an elevated state (by using Run As Administrator), you can't drag and drop files from explorer into it. ... Read More

Quick Robocopy switch refresher & Defender Speed tip!

Quick Robocopy switch refresher & Defender Speed tip!

This week, I was doing some file server migrations and needed to look up some RoboCopy switches to get the data over quickly. Here's a ... Read More

PSA: The NSA says PATCH your Windows machines

PSA: The NSA says PATCH your Windows machines

It’s not often that the NSA feels so compelled about a 3rd party patch that it makes an official announcement on it’s website for the ... Read More

Updated ‘This PC’ Namespace Item Creation Tool v1.5

Updated ‘This PC’ Namespace Item Creation Tool v1.5

Today, we have an update to the utility introduced in the previous article Creating ‘This PC’ Namespace Items.  If you haven’t yet read it, it ... Read More

Creating ‘This PC’ Namespace Items — New Utility

Creating ‘This PC’ Namespace Items — New Utility

Another fantastic utility by Jacques Bensimon! Citrix veterans will remember the days when redirected client drives only appeared in “My Computer” when they were mapped ... Read More

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

If you have a Smart Home, access to reliable power and reliable internet are critical to the reliability of your IOT devices.  I’ve discussed and ... Read More

Windows 10 Start Menu Behavior Rationalized

Windows 10 Start Menu Behavior Rationalized

Buckle up for another Master Class from Jacques Bensimon.  Some deep dives into the Windows Start Menu behavior and some great tips on how to ... Read More