Using Windows PowerShell to Enable Auto Negotiation Settings

Friday, January 20, 2017

Introduction The following article cover the required steps that need to be implemented to enable “Auto Negotiation” settings by using Windows PowerShell. Prerequisites The commands in this article need to be initiate under Elevated Powershell mode. powershell -Command "Start-Process PowerShell –Verb RunAs" Enable Auto Negotiation Settings Set the value of e* Network Adapter “Speed & Duplex” settings to "Auto Negotiation": Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -Name e* -DisplayName “Speed & Duplex” -DisplayValue "Auto Negotiation" –NoRestart Reset all the advanced parameters back to default value: Reset-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty e* –DisplayName “Speed & Duplex” Remote Execution Enter-PSSession -Credential(Get-Credential) -ComputerName <remotehost> or Use PsExec For...
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August 2013 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This update supersedes and replaces the update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2779562, which was released in December 2012. All additional time zone changes released as hotfixes after the update 2779562 are incorporated into this updateAugust 2013 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems cab be download from the following link.
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Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

“The Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel utility enables users of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 to mount ISO disk image files as virtual CD-ROM drives. This can be highly useful for reading disk images to install software or recover backup files. Notes: This tool is not supported by Microsoft; use at your own risk. Windows 8 users do NOT need this tool. Windows 8 natively supports ISO files. In Windows 8, you can simply open an ISO file and Windows automatically assigns it a drive letter and reads it as a virtual drive.”Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel can be download from...
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SQLIO, PowerShell and storage performance: measuring IOPs, throughput and latency for both local disks and SMB file shares

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mr. Jose Barreto (MSFT) wrote an intresting article on “measuring IOPs, throughput and latency for both local disks and SMB file shares”.The article “SQLIO, PowerShell and storage performance: measuring IOPs, throughput and latency for both local disks and SMB file shares” can be review from the following link.
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WhoCrashed – Debug Utility

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WhoCrashed is a debug utility that can help you to find the root cause for system crash (e.g. malfunctioning device drivers and kernel modules). One of the advantage of using this utility is that no debug skills is require to find the root cause for system crash. The utility come in a few few edition and the home edition can be used for free. For further information, please review the following link.
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Volume to capture drop menu may appear empty while trying to capture image by using Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

After launching WinPE boot image and starting the image capturing wizard, the volume to capture drop menu may appear blank. To resolve this issue, please use one of the following solutions: 1. Add to the capture WinPE boot image the Mass Storage Device driver/s (e.g. Raid adapter driver, SATA adapter driver etc.). 2. Verify that Sysprep was set to use “Sysprep /generalize” mode. * The Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS) don’t support capturing of images that wasn’t set to use generalize option.

PerfView

Monday, January 2, 2012

“Overview PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files. Powerful grouping operators allow you to understand performance profiles in ways other tools can't. PerfView is used internally at Microsoft by a number of teams and is the primary performance investigation tool on the .NET Runtime team. Features include: Non-invasive collection - suitable for use in live, production environments Xcopy deployment - copy and run Memory Support for very...
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How to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pre-requisite: 1. Extracted ISO of Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2. 2. A clean Disk on key. To create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files, please use the following steps:   1. Open command prompt with Administrator privilege. 2. Write the command “diskpart” and press on “Enter” button. 3. Write the command “list disk” and press on “Enter” button. 4. Select the correct disk id. In my case it was “select disk 2” and press on “Enter” button. 5. Delete...
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