ToolTip: IEDigest

IEDigest is collecting all relevant Internet Explorer settings and generates a well formated HTML report. In addition to this there is an XML output as well which can be taken for comparing reports coming from different environments. This is helpfull for troubleshooting purposes when having working and non-working machines. IEDigest can also be executd in commandline mode. IEDigest can be downloaded from the Microsoft download center here. Although not fully up to date, documentation can Read More …

ToolTip: Collection Commander

Collection Commander Hey there, today I’d like to talk about an awesome tool called Collection Commander. If you’re working with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager you probably know Client Center. Now Client Center is also a very cool tool, but it only allows you to work on one client. Collection Commander allows you to do things on multiple clients at the same time. Oh and before I forget, Collection Commander is created by System Center Read More …

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 …

ToolTip: .NET Framework Setup Verification Tool

This .NET Framework setup verification tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework on a computer.  It will verify the presence of files, directories, registry keys and values for the .NET Framework.  It will also verify that simple applications that use the .NET Framework can be run correctly. More details and download links can be found on Aaron Stebner’s Read More …

ToolTip: Overlay Message Box

Overlay Message Box is a tiny utility that shows a message box or task dialog on a dimmed desktop. This ensures the attention of the user and makes it a great app for any script that needs to inform a user. All options (Title, Text, Icons etc.) can be set using command line parameters. Overlay Message Box can be downloaded from here

ToolTip: Webcam Diagnostics

Webcam Diagnostics is a simple assistant which gathers many system and webcam-related information in a single place. It makes it easy to identify driver installation problems or USB issues: red circles will signal serious issues and yellow triangles will signal minor issues. Right-click a reported issue to access the context menu and click the Fix menu (if available) so that the program attempts to fix the issue or shows you a possible way to fix Read More …

ToolTip: Copy Handler

You probably know that problem, you’ve started copying a bunch of files or folders from A to B and BANG at some stage you get an error or maybe you just have to move to another place and don’t have network connectivity for a short while. Copy Handler can help here. Although Copy Handler also supports “moving” data, I do personally actually never move data, but rather first copy and then delete. Well possible that Read More …

ToolTip: Bits Monitor

Bits Monitor is a small FREE utility that displays BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) activity. Bits Monitor can be downloaded from here

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: Dummy File Creator

A while back I wrote about how to create empty files using FSUTIL a windows build-in command line tool for managing FAT and NTFS file systems. Today I found a nice little free utility called Dummy File Creator created by Nikko Cheng. You can use the GUI version (dummy.exe) or if you want to include generating dummy files within a script you can use the command-line based version (DummyCMD.exe). Dummy File Creator can be downloaded Read More …