VB Scripts and UAC elevation

VB Scripts and UAC elevation With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script under elevated privileges/admin privileges 1. without using the Command Prompt? … Continue reading VB Scripts and UAC elevation

PowerShell Script to retrieve disk size (GB) & free disk space (GB) from multiple servers

Monitoring disk usage becomes increasingly important with the huge growth of data. Current monitoring tools are often too extensive and sometimes even very difficult to use. Using PowerShell it is easily to retrieve a nice overview of disk size (GB) and free disk space (GB) from multiple servers. With such a script it is possible … Continue reading PowerShell Script to retrieve disk size (GB) & free disk space (GB) from multiple servers

Installing Printers on a Win7 machine without Admin Rights

OK so you've deployed Windows 7 to your clients and you have not given them local administrator rights (damn right in an enterprise environment). However non administrator rights means no printer installations without a UAC prompt for admin credentials - which can prove a thorn in the side, especially if your users move around a … Continue reading Installing Printers on a Win7 machine without Admin Rights

ThinkPad W510 with unknown device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4239

Today's challenge saw me build a ThinkPad W510 laptop with Win7 x64. All went well until I was left with one ? in device manager and it was the wireless adapter. System update didn't find drivers for it so I was left to visit the wonderful new site and pull the driver manually. This is run of the … Continue reading ThinkPad W510 with unknown device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4239

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Outlook Integration Error

When you try to log on to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 or Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 you receive the following error message: Outlook Integration Error Please follow the below solution to fix the issue. Solution Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type regedit, and then press ENTER. Locate and then … Continue reading Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Outlook Integration Error

Windows 2003/2008 Server Hang Issue

Action plan 1 - procedure to generate the MPS reports: *can be generated at any point of time. Please download and run the MPS reports downloaded from the link http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/b/1/bb139fcb-4aac-4fe5-a579-30b0bd915706/MPSRPT_SETUPPerf.EXE On your system a CAB file will be generated for your convenience in the %systemroot%\MPSReports\Setup\<Report Type>\Cab directory called: %COMPUTERNAME%_MPSReports.CAB. Action plan 2 - to collect … Continue reading Windows 2003/2008 Server Hang Issue

Print spooler missing in services.msc

PRINT SPOOLER Issue: Print spooler missing in services.msc Troubleshooting If the print spooler entry in missing in service, Copy the file below and paste it into a notepad and name file spooler.reg on desktop and then double click on it. It will create all the entries in registry and you will be able to find … Continue reading Print spooler missing in services.msc