ToolTip: System Sherlock Lite

Came across a nice FREE standalone utility called System Sherlock developed.by zetConsultants System Sherlock allows you to take snapshot of the file system and registry and compare the changes. You can run the GUI or command line version. The command line version can come in handy when you want to integrate a before/after snapshot into a script. The tools is easy to use. First define what you want to include into the snapshot and define Read More …

Script for dumping DHCP subnet scope options

Here’s simple script I’ve put together as I was in need of one that dumps the DHCP subnet scope options into a text file. The script first queries the DHCP servers it can find and then dumps the scope options of each subnet it finds on each DHCP server. Copy the below code and save it as dhcpsubnetscopeoptions.cmd @echo off echo %date% %time% >%~dp0\dhcpsubnetscopeoptions.txt echo —————————————————————– >>%~dp0\dhcpscopeoptions.txt Echo Dumping DHCP Subnet Scope options for /f Read More …

ToolTip: DirCreator

Are you an Administrator tired of manually creating folder structures for new projects? Then DirCreator is just what you need. DirCreator is an enterprise-proven tool to automatically generate structured, template-based directory structures, along with groups, members and ACLs. You can either create a template from scratch or create a template based on an existing folder structure. For this demonstration I first create a template folder structure on my home lab data share. \\server01\data\Projects I also Read More …

No MBSA for Windows 8 planned

Many companies and individuals use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) to assess the security state of their Windows Clients. But according to a statement from Microsoft in their August 2012 Security Bulletin, there are currently no plans to release an updated version for Windows 8. Q: Will the current version of MBSA support Windows 8? A: No, the current version of MBSA will not support Windows 8 and Microsoft currently has no plans to Read More …

Windows 8 – Script to automatically show the desktop

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post from Brandon where he provides a solution how to automatically show the Windows Desktop when logging on to Windows 8. The solution is actually quite straight forward, all you need to do is to add a shortcut that points to explorer.exe to the Start Menu startup folder. When a user logs on, Windows processes the items stored within the Startup folder and executing explorer.exe then Read More …