List Task Sequence Variables and Values Script

For years I have been using the following script from myITforum to list Task Sequence Environment Variables and Values Set oTSEnv = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment") For Each oVar In oTSEnv.GetVariables WScript.Echo oVar & "=" & oTSEnv(oVar) Next Because there are so many variables, the only useful way to use the script is to pipe the output into a file, then open that file and search for the variable and its value. So I have created the created Read More …

Windows 8 – Closing Metro Style Apps

Back in September 2011 I wrote a blog post called Windows 8–Why you don’t close a Metro Style application. Well with the Consumer preview things have changed because now you can directly close a running Metro Style app without going through the task manager. In the below example I have started a few Metro Style apps and have just switched back to the Task manager, On the Metro Start screen or Windows Desktop when pointing Read More …

PSExec launch script

Tired of typing the psexec command with all the command line options? Here’s a short PsExec launch script I wrote today. Using this allows you to just type the remote computer’s computer name or IP address and then launches the command prompt. @echo off Echo SET user= ADD USERNAME HERE SET pwd= ADD PASSWORD HERE :START SET /P Node=Computername or IP Address: IF "%node%"=="" GOTO :START Echo. Echo Starting PSEXEC on %node% Echo. psexec -u Read More …

ToolTip: SuperFlow

Just learned about these SuperFlows, although some of them were already released a while ago, for some reason I missed that one, well you can’t keep up with everything. Just installed 3 of them, really cool stuff. If you’re dealing with SCCM or App-V, give it a try. The SuperFlow interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Read more (SCCM) here and (App-V) here Available SuperFlows System Center Configuration Manager Read More …

ToolTip: Windows Services Dependency Viewer

During my periodic visit on CodePlex I came across the Windows Services Dependency Viewer utility. The tool provides access to the following information: Windows service dependent and antecedent services Services grouped by process Service details (from Win32_Service WMI class) Service process details (from Win32_Process WMI class This tool might come in handy once you start changing a specific Service’s startup mode. The Windows Services Dependency Viewer can be downloaded from here Additional documentation can be Read More …

What’s running inside svchost.exe

When you open the Windows Task Manager and select the Processes tab and then select the “show processes from all users” button, you will find many instances of the svchost.exe as shown in the picture below. So what are all these svchost.exe doing ? To get a detailed overview of each running svchost.exe you can run the follwing command at the command prompt that will list each svchost process its PID and the running services. Read More …

Slaves to the process

Claude my team mate sended me this one, good enough to blog a reference to this article. http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Slaves-to-The-Process.aspx