Category: Microsoft Windows Server 2016

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…


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


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>>>


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – View Reboot and Uptime

The Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below will query a Windows hosts for the time it was rebooted and the time it completed it’s reboot. <#.SYNOPSISThis script will request the hostname of a server then provide the time it was shutdown and completed it’s reboot..DESCRIPTIONThis script will request the hostname of a server then provide the…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Get Host Architecture

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to get the architecture, physical or virtual, of a Windows host on a network. <#.SYNOPSISThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..DESCRIPTIONThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..EXAMPLEsysteminfo /s $HOSTNAME | findstr /c:”Model:” /c:”Host Name”.AUTHORWritten by…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Resolve-DnsName

You may use the Resolve-DnsName Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlet to perform Domain Name System (DNS) query resolution for the domain name(s) you specify. Below you will find a few examples of this cmdlet. To perform a standard query enter Resolve-DnsName domain.com. To perform a query without the use of a local hosts file or DNS cache enter Resolve-DnsName…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Remote Server Service Status

The Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below will request the hostname of a server as well as the service to be queried then provide the status of the service. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will request the hostname of a server, the name of the service, then provide it’s status. .DESCRIPTION This script will request the hostname…