Windows Commands

Check Bitlocker Status from the Command Line
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Here’s how to check the status of Bitlocker from the command line. Step 1 Open the command prompt as an administrator Step 2 Enter the following command: manage-bde -status C: Where C is the letter of the drive you wish to check You will be presented with the Bitlocker status including some details as shown […]

How to check the drive performance in Windows 10 Command Line (Built in)
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There’s no need to download an external tool to check the drive performance in windows quickly from the command prompt.  Sure there are tools that will provide more detailed information but quite often if you’re just looking to find out whether the hard drive is bogging down your PC here is how you can do […]

How to – Robocopy Command Line
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Robocopy is used to copy directories and files in windows.  Here are some Robocopy examples which can be used. Robocopy – How to copy a directory As the title says this Robocopy command will copy a directory to another location. Robocopy C:\test D:\test Robocopy – How to copy the complete folder hierarchy or directory structure […]

How to start Remote Desktop (RDP) from the Command Prompt
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MSTSC is the command that you need to use to open Windows Remote Desktop in the command prompt. You can type MSTSC directly in to the search box on Windows 10 (or click on Start > Run in earlier Windows versions). You can also use the MSTSC command directly from the command line as well.  […]

How to Silently uninstall Trend Micro WFBP Client/Server Security Agent using your RMM tool
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Note: This article assumes that you have a high understanding of the command line and editing the registry. Step 1 Delete the following registry key using your remote registry editor: 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TrendMicro\PC-cillinNTCorp\CurrentVersion\Misc\Allow Uninstall 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TrendMicro\PC-cillinNTCorp\CurrentVersion\Misc\Allow Uninstall Step 2 Depending on your operating system browse to one of the following directories using your remote command line […]

How to Reboot Unifi Access Point from Unifi Controller
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Log in to the Unifi Controller Click on the Devices Tab Click on the Access Point you wish to restart On the right-hand side fly in click on the tools icon Scroll down and click on Open Terminal On the terminal that opens type in reboot and hit enter  

How to change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt
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Here is how to change the Lock Screen Timeout on Windows 10 using the command prompt. Changing the Lock Screen Timeout when running on AC power To change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt, do the following: Type in to the search box Command.  Right click on command and choose to run as an Administrator. […]

Find the Manufacturer, Model, Name and System Type using the Command Prompt
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Finding out information like the Computer Manufacturer, Computer Model, Computer Name and System type using the command prompt is easy to do using the wmic command. Open a Command Prompt Type the following command: wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype This command can be issued without Administrative Privileges and in RMM remote consoles etc…

How to Add a TCP Firewall Rule in Windows using the Command Prompt using NETSH
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There are many different types of firewall rules which can be controlled using “NETSH ADVFIREWALL FIREWALL”.  It replaced the old “netsh firewall” which was available in Windows XP and earlier. To add a firewall rule in Windows using the command line to open a specific incoming port enter the following command: netsh advfirewall firewall add […]

How to Restart the Print Spooler from the Command Prompt
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To restart the print spooler from the command prompt: Step 1 Open a Command Prompt Step 2 Type in the following command net stop spooler (wait for confirmation that the print spooler has stopped) Step 3 Type in the following command net start spooler (wait for confirmation that the printer spooler has started again)

How To Restart Windows In To Safe Mode Using the Command Prompt
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This article will demonstrate how to restart a Windows computer in to safe mode using the command prompt. Step 1 From the command prompt type in the following and press Enter bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal If you want to restart using Safe Mode with Networking type in: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot network Step 2 […]

How To Log Off A User From The Command Line in Windows Remotely
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There are multiple ways to log off the current user on a Windows system using the command line.  The version of the commands below will depend on the Windows version, the interface you are using to log off the user (e.g. Remote Command Prompt, RMM, Local Command Prompt) etc..   The command to force the […]

Shortcut to LM Hosts file on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
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This command will open the folder containing the LM Hosts file in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Step 1.  Click on Start Step 2. In the search box type or paste the following command: %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\Etc The folder containing the LM Hosts file will open. Please Note: This is a “QUICK SUPPORT” article. The […]

Check a NTP Server Date and Time Using the Windows Command Prompt
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Here’s how to check if a NTP Server is reporting the correct time and date using the Windows command line. Open a command prompt and type the following: w32tm /stripchart /computer:IPADDRESSORDNSNAME /dataonly /samples:5 Where IPADDRESSORDNSNAME equals the IP Address or DNS name of the NTP time server you wish to check. Applies to: All Current Windows Versions […]

Robocopy Wildcard Examples
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Robocopy is used via the command prompt in Windows for copying and moving files.  Here are some of the most common Robocopy Wildcard Examples.  Wild Cards can only be used in the source when they are used in the file name.  You can not use wild cards in the folder names. Robocopy Examples – Wildcard […]

How to Delete a Directory (Folder) from the Command Prompt
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Sometimes deleting a folder and it’s contents from Windows Explorer can take an eternity especially when dealing with large folders as it deletes each file one by one.  The faster way is to delete the folder from the windows command prompt. To delete a directory or folder and all it’s contents from the command prompt: […]

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