Monthly Archives: September 2014

Log Into Windows Locally Without Entering The Computername Prefix Every Time

If (like me) you need to log in locally to Windows machines quite a lot, it can be an annoyance to have to type in the Computername prefix every time you need to do so e.g “CLIENT1\Administrator”. Luckily Microsoft have … Continue reading

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How Many Activations Do I Have Left On My Licence Keys?

To find out this information you’d normally have to go through the pain in the arse that is “telephoning Microsoft”. Far easier though is to import the keys into the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) and use it to check … Continue reading

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When I Close The Lid?

To ensure that laptops don’t enter a sleep state when you close the lid you can run a script at deployment time that utilises the powercfg.exe command line utility. To set the action for “When I close the lid” to … Continue reading

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Can’t Connect to C$ After Security Hardening (Windows Client & Server)

Simple registry fix will sort that: Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System If the LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy registry entry does not exist, follow these steps: On the Edit menu, … Continue reading

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MDT Deployment Power Plan Settings (Sleep, Hibernate etc.) Without GPO

Scenario: You’re deploying laptops via MDT into a Workgroup environment (I.e. no access to Power Plan GPO settings) but want to prevent computers from going to sleep, hibernating or turning off the HDD. Solution: powercfg.exe Simply add an MDT Application … Continue reading

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