Windows Server 2008

Remove Domain Controller from the Forest

To remove the domain controller from the forest if the server is not bootable. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_graphical To force remove from the domain controller if disconnected from the forest but still running. (Metadata must still be removed from the forest about this…

FastCopy Command Line Examples

Copy folder and create the folder at the destination (Destination Folder did not exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=diff /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log" /speed=8 /error_stop=FALSE /force_close /acl=FALSE /verify=TRUE "C:\Folder1" /to="C:\Folder2" Synchronize the folder’s contents (both folders already exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=sync /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log"…

Best Quick Command Line Tools for IT Troubleshooting

Remote Desktop quickly into a server or workstation specifying the computer name: mstsc /v:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s c: drive in explorer on a domain: explorer.exe “\\[COMPUTERNAME]\c$” Open remote computer’s services console: services.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s event log: eventvwr.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME]…

Best Free File Copy Tool for Terabytes of files in Windows

The hands down best free file copy tool for terabytes of data in Windows is FastCopy.  RichCopy proved to be buggy and unreliable. Rich copy even when used via the command line crashed randomly.  RichCopy’s interface was also buggy and…

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