How to determine which version of .net framework is installed?

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318785 Microsoft .net Framework is a software package that is used by many applications, it runs in a software environment as opposed to hardware environment. Free program called .NET Version Detector ( download here ). PowerShell: how to get version of .net framework on a remote computer: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Detect-NET-Framework-120ec923 To query the local Registry usingContinue reading “How to determine which version of .net framework is installed?”

Windows Deployment services or MDT ?..

WDS starter guide : http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/jj648426.aspx Solution accelerator: MDT “Microsoft deployment toolkit” : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee376932.aspx Lite-Touch: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn282138 Zero-Touch: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn282139 Script center and WDS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Windows-Deployment-WDS-8bb013b7 WDS and MDT better together? WDS is for network deployment, MDT can create images that can be uploaded to WDS or deployed individually as a DVD boot image: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/deploying-windows-7-with-windows-deployment-services.aspx MDT is the wayContinue reading “Windows Deployment services or MDT ?..”

What is the difference between MBR and GPT partitioning ?

In Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, there are two types of disk partitioning architectures, MBR and GPT. The main difference between them is how they access disk sectors and logical blocks. MBR or Master Boot Record was the first partitioning architecture invented for disk drivers that had the capacity lower then 2 TB (terabytes). GUI or GUIDContinue reading “What is the difference between MBR and GPT partitioning ?”

Start programs elevated from a batch file

If you use batch files to automate tasks on a Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008,2008r2 computer, you have probably encountered situations when you needed to start a program ELEVATED (as Administrator). For example, if you want to share a folder automatically from a batch file, you would use the “net share” command. However, unlike many other programsContinue reading “Start programs elevated from a batch file”

Performance tuning guidelines for Windows 2008 R2,2012

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn529134

How to script DCOM permissions and WMI security for non-admins ?

The objective is to allow WMI queries on a computer for a non-admin user/group ? the group to allow is mydomain\wmiquery-users the scripts requires, dcomperm.exe and wmisecurity.exe Authorize WMI users and set Permissions on Win7, Win2008 R2:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771551.aspx example of PS code:http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/script-remote-dcom-wmi-access-for-a-domain-user/ Download the wmisecurity.exe from codeproject site:http://www.codeproject.com/KB/system/WmiSecurity.aspx Download the dcomperm.exe from: http://cid-62b84429c3a8a991.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/SharePoint/DComPerm.zip  1st step: SetContinue reading “How to script DCOM permissions and WMI security for non-admins ?”