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Keeping drivers after running sysprep

When building an image that is to be used on multiple machines of the same type, it’s useful to keep the drivers after running SYSPREP. To do this run the following prior to SYSPREP Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Sysprep\Settings\sppnp Select Edit – New DWORD value Name the new value PersistAllDeviceInstalls Set to a value of 1 and…

IIS “failed to remove certificate”

After downloading a new certificate from our SSL provider, I found I was unable to install this new certificate. Windows returned the error “Failed to Remove Certificate”. Using OpenSSL on a Linux box, I did the following: openssl pkcs12 -export -in my.crt -inkey my.key -certfile my.bundle -out my.pfx I was then able to import my…

Installing ClamAV on Windows Server 2012

This documents how I got ClamAV (clamd) working on Windows Server 2012 I downloaded the 64 bit package <clamav-0.99-x64.msi> from sourceforge UPDATE: 01/2020 – The download location has moved to: https://www.clamav.net/downloads#otherversions I then created folders, as I wanted everything in the root of c:\ I have: c:\ClamAV-Conf\ c:\ClamAV-x64 |-\db |-\log Created config files: clamd.conf TCPAddr…

HP Smart array CLI commands

HP Smart array CLI commands (these should apply to any system with the CLI installed) Show configuration /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show config Controller status /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show status Show detailed controller information for all controllers /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show detail Show detailed controller information for controller in slot 0 /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 show detail…

Windows 7 Environment variables

Windows 7 Environment variables Variable name Value %ALLUSERSPROFILE% (%PROGRAMDATA%) C:\ProgramData %APPDATA% C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming %COMPUTERNAME% {computername} %COMMONPROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files\Common Files %COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)% C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files %COMSPEC% C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe %HOMEDRIVE% C: %HOMEPATH% \Users\{username} %LOCALAPPDATA% C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local %LOGONSERVER% \\{domain_logon_server} %PATH% C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;{plus program paths} %PATHEXT% .com;.exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs;.vbe;.js;.jse;.wsf;.wsh;.msc %PROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files %PROGRAMFILES(X86)% C:\Program Files (x86) (only in 64-bit version) %PROMPT% Code for current command…

Get Windows server uptime

To find server uptime: (this works on server 2008 / Vista / Windows 7 & 8 / server 2012) systeminfo | findstr “Boot” Output: System Boot Time: 13/01/2016, 10:59:27 Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1 The command net statistics server will also provide the server up time, as well as many other related statistics.

Windows command line for various control panel options

Control panel tool Command —————————————————————– Accessibility Options control access.cpl Add New Hardware control sysdm.cpladd new hardware Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl Display Properties control desk.cpl FindFast control findfast.cpl Fonts Folder control fonts Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl Joystick Properties control joy.cpl Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard Microsoft Exchange control mlcfg32.cpl (or Windows Messaging)…