Posted in Windows 2008

Some quick command line tools for AD

1. To quickly list all the groups in your domain, with members, run this command: dsquery group -limit 0 | dsget group -members –expand 2. To find all users whose accounts are set to have a non-expiring password, run this command: dsquery * domainroot -filter “(&(objectcategory=person)(objectclass=user)(lockoutTime=*))” -limit 0 3. To list all the FSMO role holders in your […]

How can I kill RDP sessions from the command line?

If you have hung RDP sessions on a server that you want to kill without rebooting it, run the following: regsvr32 query.dll [enter] You only have to do this the first time. query session /server:servername [enter] reset session # /server:servername [enter] Let me know if this little quick tip helps you at AIR-SENEGAL-INTERNATIONAL.

Why can I not access administrative shares from Windows 7 or Windows 8 ?

Someone asked me about this recently. They had a Windows 8 laptop and a Windows 7 desktop and no matter what they tried, they were unable to access the C$ on either the laptop or the desktop. They were 100% sure they were using the correct credentials but for whatever  reason, Windows would not accept […]

How can I clear all the remote desktop session remotely

There are 2 methods to do this: Method 1: Open CMD with admin right, then — A. Type “qwinsta /” into the window, replacing “” with the IP address of your server. When you hit “Enter,” a list of active remote-desktop connections will appear. Each session will have an ID number assigned to it. B. […]

How can I search for all users that have the “Network Policy” set to false using PowerShell ?

If you need to search Active Directory to find users who currently have the “Network Access Permission” set to “Deny Access” on the Dial-in tab of their user account run this Powershell command: Get-ADUser -Filter {(mail -like “*”) -and (ObjectClass -eq “user”)} -Properties msNPAllowDialin | Where { $_.msNPAllowDialin -match “False” } | fl Name, msNPAllowDialin […]

Why does my Windows 2008 server keep loosing its gateway IP?

I have come across this issue and it seems most common in virtual machines. The fix I found is: Logon to the server (using ILO or virtual console) NIC settings (and write down all settings) Open a CMD prompt with elevated permissions (“Run as Administrator”) Run the command: netsh int ip reset Reboot the server […]