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Microsoft’s Attack Surface Analyzer will take a quick snapshot of your computer’s state before and after the installation of software. IT Professionals can asses their organization’s applications. Other IT personnel can use this to look at the risk of … Continue reading
Want to find out information that goes well above and beyond looking at your hardware? Dozens of features are available by downloading and running ESET Sysinspector. ESET Sysinspector
Full credit goes to Dawn for this fix. We recently had an updated computer that had only users with just user rights. The Administrator account had been disabled. Need to get into the administrator account but the admin account … Continue reading
How do you get the cumulative packages for Windows? Go to the Microsoft Catalog with Internet Explorer. You’ll have to add an add on that will prompt you to install a small program. (Also works on other OSs) March 2016 … Continue reading
Need to run a server from Windows 10? Getting a certification? Learning Windows Server? You can easily host a virtual machine using Hyper-V. (You can use Hyper-V to experiment with Linux or other operating systems) Getting Started Navigate to the … Continue reading
Here’s a quick way to update Defender using PowerShell. Open PowerShell. Type Update-MPSignature and hit enter. After a few minutes Defender will begin to update. Once it is up to date, you will be returned to the PowerShell prompt.
Want to control your mouse with just your hand or voice commands? NPointer by neurotechnology is freeware You can also use Camera Mouse which is freeware where you can use just your head. Camera Mouse
Want to know what resources are being consumed by Windows and ‘see’ why your computer is so slow? WhySoSlow by Resplendence is in Beta and is an excellent program that can guide you to why your computer may be slow. … Continue reading
Microsoft’s Techbench program offers scripts and other tools including the ISOs for Windows 10. Includes: 2 Tech Bench Scripts Steps for Creating an installation USB stick Installation Guide for Existing PCs Installation Guide for New PCs User Quick Start Guide … Continue reading
Need to get the latest firmware and drivers for the Microsoft Surface series? Here’s the link on where to get the drivers and firmware and how to install them through PowerShell. While the Surface will get its drivers and firmware … Continue reading
Want to monitor your Hyper-V machine’s resources? TMurgent Technologies has an app that does just that. HyperV_Mon monitors physical, logical, virtual performance and more.
This post is for educational purposes and any use of these tools against a network without explicit permission could be illegal. Metasploit is designed to identify weaknesses in networks and hardware/software on a network. Do NOT use metasploit for … Continue reading
Hiren’s Boot CD is one of the best tools IT personnel can get their hands on. (See our article on adding the GeGeek Toolkit) WIth the following tools, Hiren’s can help you diagnose, repair and secure your computer – Avira … Continue reading
Want the November Update for Windows 10 and it shows your Windows is up to date. Here’s what to do. Download the Windows 10 Download Tool Double Click on the Media Creation Tool. Select Upgrade Follow the prompts and … Continue reading
Want to change your resolution or orientation of your screen? How about making text clear? Right Click on the desktop and select Display. Under Display settings you can change the resolution of your screen, brightness, ClearType, Color Calibration, project to … Continue reading
Want to personalize Windows 10? It’s easy. Right click the desktop and select Personalize. Select a background. Add a picture or personalize with your own picture. On colors, you can set a color, allow Windows to pick an accent … Continue reading
Joining a domain helps to control users and allows them to roam between workstations. Domains provide a central point to control and organize your enterprise. On the domain, Click on Active Directory Users and Computers. Right Click Users, select New and select … Continue reading
Want a good uninstaller that will clean registry entries after uninstalling a program that is portable and fast? Wise Program Uninstaller can be downloaded from here and the portable version can be copied to a flash drive.
If you have several computers on your network and would like to see the computers on your network, Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to speed this process up. NetBIOS allows computers to be seen by name on your network. Enabling NetBIOS … Continue reading
Want to stop automatic updates after your computer updates? Here’s what you can do. Click on Settings, Update and Security, Advanced Options and then change from Automatic to Notify to Schedule Restart.