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Windows 10 Creators Update – Re-Enable Command Prompt Instead Of Powershell

If you’re recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update and you’ve used the Command Prompt shortcuts when you right-click on the Start Menu, you might be surprised to see that Command Prompt has been replaced by Windows PowerShell (resembling the left screenshot above). While Powershell has its place, I tend to use Command Prompt more [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:48:13+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Backup, Restore, and Import Group Policy Objects

As a Systems Administrator, you've probably worked with Group Policy before, especially if you're in a Microsoft Windows environment. Group Policy allows you to push out settings to multiple computers on an Active Directory domain network. If you work with multiple domains, there may be a time where you want to migrate some Group Policy [...]

Get A Report Of Active Directory User Accounts Whose Passwords Never Expire

As a Systems Administrator, it is always a good security measure to audit your Active Directory accounts on a regular basis. Tools like Netwrix can help automate this process by sending you daily reports. Interactive user accounts should always have passwords follow the password policy. On the other hand, you don't want a service account [...]

Windows 10 Slow Internet Speed Fixes

Now that Windows 10 has been out for a while, many users are reporting issues about slowdowns with their internet. If you have Windows 10 slow internet speed, some of these might help get you back to what you're used to. If your Windows 10 is running slow in general (apps, etc), try these tips! [...]

Resolved: Windows 10 Build 9926 Start Menu, Cortana Search, Action Center & Metro Apps Won’t Work

After getting Build 9926 installed on my tablet, things seemed to be going smooth. Then after a few reboots, I found that the Start Menu, Action Center, and Cortana Search bar wouldn't open. I also couldn't open any Metro Apps. Luckily I was able to find a fix using Powershell. Right click on the task [...]