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A Tip

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:15
Some sage advice from technicalityNDBO for those thinking they should probably feel more 'expert' in the field by now: "IT is like a knowledge treadmill. You're always learning new technology and forgetting obsolete. Other skilled trades allow for spending 100% of your effort into getting better and better. In IT, you have to invest a non-significant amount of effort into just not getting worse."

A Tip

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:57
Building on our recent tip about logging terminal sessions, ahelsby adds: [W]hen logging your terminal sessions – make sure you don’t log your password to those plain text log files! You can also log all of your powershell work too – I use the following to save to a temporary directory and update the window title with the filename $transcriptlog = "c:\temp\powershelllogs\" + $env:username + (get

IT Pro Tuesday #141

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:48
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we're asking for your favorite tools and resources we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks. As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here

A Tip

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:39
An engineering suggestion from PeakSufficient2839: "Setup your favorite terminal program to log EVERY session. Make a folder, put it somewhere you'll remember, and log all your sessions into it. I called mine ‘Sessions’ and put it on my desktop. This works wonderfully for tracking config changes, remembering CLI commands, ‘show’ commands from weeks ago etc. I've come back to files over and over

IT Pro Tuesday #138

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:06
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we're asking for your favorite tools and resources we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks. As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here

Shortcuts

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:37
Some time-savers kindly offered by fl3abag: Get last reboot: systeminfo | find "Time" Is user in any admin groups: whoami /groups | find "Admin" Reboot in 10 minutes: shutdown -r -t 600 Generate battery report: powercfg /batteryreport Generate wifi report: netsh wlan show wlanreport Force an app to stop running: taskkill /f /im notepad.exe ...on a remote computer: taskkill /s computername /im

IT Pro Tuesday #137

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:31
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A Tip

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:25
in00tj offers a nice shortcut that works on any system that doesn't block broadcast responses: “If you ping the broadcast address, it will build an arp table."

IT Pro Tuesday #136

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:18
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Tips

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 13:23
Time-savers offered by shipsass: What is that IP address? ping -a 192.168.xx.xx to return an A record lookup. Instead of telling a user "click in the address line" tell them press ctrl-L. Works in any browser or explorer window.