Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Unable to Open the Specified WIM File

When updating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) you may receive the following error: === Making sure the deployment share has the latest x86 tools === === Processing LiteTouchPE (x86) boot image === Building requested boot image profile. System.Management.Automation.CmdletInvocationException: Unable to open the specified WIM file. —> System.Exception: Unable to open the specified WIM file. —>…


Microsoft Active Directory – Add-Computer Cmdlet

You may use the following Windows PowerShell cmdlet to add a host to a Microsoft Active Directory domain with a specific domain controller. You will need to substitute the DOMAIN parameter with the actual domain name. Add-Computer -DomainName DOMAIN -Server DOMAIN\DC01


Microsoft Active Directory – Trust Relationship Failure with Primary Domain

If you’ve worked with Microsoft Active Directory, then it’s very likely you’ve seen the following error message while trying to login to a server or workstation using domain credentials: “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.” Typically, this is resolved by removing the server or workstation from the domain then rejoining…


Notepad++ – Make Themes Visible to Non Admin Users

After install Notepad++ you may notice that the themes in the Style Configurator dialog box are only accessible to the administrator account that installed the application. If would like to make the themes available for a separate users then copy the following folder to the profile of the additional user (assuming the Administrator account was…


Amazon Web Services – Verify AWS CLI Installation

You may use the following link to receive instructions on installing the AWS CLI. Additionally, to verify the installation, navigate to C:\Program Files\Amazon\AWSCLI for x64 operating systems and C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\AWSCLI for x86 operating systems. Lastly, you may verify the version of the AWS CLI using the aws –version command from a Windows Command Prompt…


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 – Delete Recycle Bin Items

You may use the command below from the Microsoft Windows command prompt to delete the objects in the recycle bin for all users on Microsoft Windows Server 2016. rd /s /q c:\$Recycle.Bin


Amazon Web Services – Bootstrapping – Apache Installation

You may use the following commands to configure an Amazon EC2 instance to install and start the Apache web server upon boot. The commands should be placed in the Advanced Details dialog box during during the provisioning process of an EC2 instance. #!/bin/bashsudo su –yum install -y httpdsystemctl start httpd


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Get DHCP IPv4 Scope Details

The Windows PowerShell cmdlet below will query a remote Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and provide the lease duration of each IPv4 scope. Get-DhcpServerv4Scope -ComputerName HOSTNAME | Select ScopeID, LeaseDuration


Microsoft Active Directory – Computer Object Password

You may use the following Windows PowerShell cmdlets to view the last time an Active Directory (AD) computer object reset it’s password for all of the computer objects in an AD domain or an individual computer object in an AD domain. Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties PasswordLastSet | Select Name, PasswordLastSet | Sort-Object Name, PasswordLastSet |…


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 – Print Server Migration

Windows Server 2016 allows you to export printers using the Printer Migration utility. Upon exporting the existing printers you may use the following command, from the C:\Windows\System32\spool\tools\ directory, to import them. .\PrintBrm.exe -r -f <<<PATH_TO_IMPORT_FILE>>>