Category: Windows 7

Windows Client – Fully Automated Deployments

Let’s face it, guys.  There are times that you JUST don’t have access to SCCM, MDT or Kace, and need to deploy a completely automated and silent Windows install without our normal build tools.  If this is you, and you deploy systems frequently, you’ve probably spent way too much time looking at screens like this […]

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Overview of Scheduled Tasks

I like the tree view for scheduled task as you can categorize the tasks, but the GUI offers no way of an overview of all tasks. The command line helps again: Schtasks.exe Are you thinking:”I have no scheduled tasks defined, so this post is not for me”, I suggest to try it anyway. Microsoft added […]

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Speed up GPO software install

Software distribution using GPO’s can be a good way to install msi packages, but can delay the startup process, especially if the package is large and the network is slow. By using a simple trick, we can speed up this process significantly. The concept is to copy the installation files in the background to a […]

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Fix: Recycle Bin is corrupted in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it.  The Recycle Bin may not show the files that you may have been deleted from your File Explorer, or you may be unable to delete the files in it – or even empty the Recycle Bin completely. At times you may even […]

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Net Commands – Network Security Management

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – Server or workstation) NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log […]

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How to Protect Your Boot Drive with BitLocker

When it comes to protecting the data on your computer, you can’t do better than strongencryption. Properly encrypted, your files are safe even if a ne’er-do-well gains access to your computer, either physically or through a network. In the past, we’ve discussed how to use various encryption tools to encrypt individual files or create virtual, […]

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Cleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7

Windows makes a mess of all the network adapters when installing NIC cards. Sometimes, you remove network adapters, and you’re left with something like “Local Area Network 3” that can’t be renamed back to “Local Area Network”. The problem is, Windows remembers the previous adapter (even if it is physically removed), so you can’t rename […]

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How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it possible to change the welcome screen that appears when you start your computer without any third-party software, but this setting is well hidden. You can set any image you like as your background. This setting is intended for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to customize their systems, but there’s nothing stopping you […]

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