Detect SSD and Advanced Format Disk on HP Notebooks

In case you’re looking for a command-line tool that detects the presence of an SSD (Solid State Drive) or whether the hard disk uses advanced disk format then here’s a nice utility from HP called the HP Advance Format Check tool. Note that the tool only works on HP notebooks. A list of supported models can be found here The software can be downloaded from the HP Software and Drivers website and includes a 32 Read More …

ToolTip: .NET Version Detector

Curious about what .NET versions you have installed? Here’s a nice small FREE standalone utility that tells you what .NET versions are included by default within what Windows operating system version and what versions you have actually installed on your client / server. .NET Version Detector can be downloaded from here

Running within an SCCM 2007 Tasksequence or not?

I’ve been working on a batch script that runs as part of an SCCM 2007 TaskSequence or simply as a regular program. Because there were different conditions whether I run the script as part of a TaskSequence or just as a program and did not want to create two separate scripts I needed a way to detect within what environment the script is running. I was first thinking of looking for the existence of any Read More …

ToolTip: Rogue DHCP Server Checker

If you ever experience an issue where clients don’t get correct IP addresses or your PXE Service might not work or respond, then before knocking on the Network guy’s door, you might want to run the RogueChecker utility. The RogueChecker utility is a nice little FREE tool that can help detecting rogue (misconfigured or unauthorized) DHCP servers in your network. To get the tool reporting a rogue server I enabled both the Microsoft DHCP server Read More …