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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Blog Wrap-up For April 2011

Press a button–get the result Think before you pressed OK in gpedit. Or buy a piece of software which thinks for you. MVP–check! Yeah, again. Migrate scheduled tasks from 2003 to 2008 Easy way to move scheduled tasks from one host to other. %SystemRoot%\system32 secrets: Choice The utility of choice, sometimes. Myths #1: Number of […]

BITS Transfer PowerShell cmdlets

One friend of mine told me that I shouldn’t have spread knowledge about BITSAdmin command while there was the PowerShell cmdlets in place. Well, to some extent he is definitely right: 1) PowerShell is better self-documented. 2) It is waaaay easier to script with. 3) It is more simple to use in some basic situations […]

Check your certificate status visually

Just another not bad tool. If you don’t have a wildcard certificate in use, probably you have many of them and in many places.Usually such kind of system is being monitored automatically with some system (OpsMgr, nagios, custom software), but sometimes you just need to get an overview of what’s happening right now. In this […]

Myths #1: Number of previous logons to cache

You know, as an IT Pro I often meet some persistent myths about OS, protocols or whatever else. Sometimes these encounters become sooo frequent, that explaining these wrongs just bore  me to death. What’s even more amazing: these wrongs are explained usually on so many blogs, pages and other places that… Well, anyway, probably some […]

%SystemRoot%\system32 secrets: Choice

We won’t assess the next three commands – chglogon, chgport and chguser – because they are all replaced by change. Therefore the next candidate in the race is choice While not being helpful alone it could be useful in batch scripts. Those can be actually very powerful, still I like PowerShell more because it allows […]

Migrate scheduled tasks from 2003 to 2008

Well, the time has come for me to learn at last syntax for schtasks what I was reluctant to do. Some time you have to migrate a task or a bunch of them from one computer to another. In my case it was even more “interesting” task: migrate some tasks from Windows Server 2003 box […]


  Just clean forgot: I was re-nominated at the 1st of April. I hope you think it is well-earned award and I also will do my best to not disappoint you. =)

Press a button–get the result

Do you know at which moment exactly does your GPO apply really? When you switch the radio button to “Enabled”? Or when you close a GPO console? I’ve been wondering about it for some time (but of course I was to lazy to test it myself 😉 ), but some time ago, while being on […]