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Increase authentication security of the domain: UAC settings Default Domain policy active directory DC.

Recently added an active directory domain on the server to manage network resources centrally...

Increasing network security by implementing application whitelisting in a call center

How to update a employee name change in Linux OpenSuse by editing the user account.


Implement backups to protect valuable data You would also like to keep a windows 7 compatible backup

How to: Add a web server that runs services that need to be accessible from the internet. NSA DMZ...

Implement an audit policy for all workstations. Audit user logon attempts to log on and...

Increase the networking closet's security by implementing a cctv system with ip cameras part 1 of 2



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Some of my Windows, Mac, Linux and Cisco notes


whoami *user logged in
hostname * name of computer
quser USERNAME *last time logged in with password *more accurate for getting last logon time than the next
net user /domain USERNAME *shows AD OU's, last time pw set, expiration date, last logon...
WMIC /NODE:"compnamehere leave commas" COMPUTERSYSTEM GET USERNAME *computer name to user name.
psexec \\compname -c -i -h \\networkdrivepath\Users\myemployee#\Downloads\HPLaserJetNew.exe
psexec \\compname -u gac\myemployee# -c -f \\networkdrivepath\Users\employee#\Downloads\CannonDriver.exe setup\runmsi.exe /quiet /norestart
wmic /node:compname product call install true,"" , "\\networkdrivepath\Users\myemployee#\Downloads\IntelQuadroGraphics.exe"
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" enabled && wmic path win32_networkadapter where NetConnectionID="Wireless Network Connection" call enable
Cool trick: All settings icon, make new folder, rename it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} click enter
runas /user:domain\username cmd *run as self/admin well RDC to another machine with other user still logged in ideal in VPN situations
powershell -Command "Start-Process cmd -Verb RunAs" *This is an additional needed line in many Win10 environments run as self/admin well RDC to another users logon
tcpdump -n dst net 192.168.0.0/24 Capture any packets that list 192.168.0.0/24 as the destination network. Displays IP addresses and port numbers.
tcpdump -n src net 192.168.1.0/24 Capture any packets that list 192.168.1.0/24 as the source network. Displays IP addresses and port numbers.
tcpdump -n dst port 23 Capture any packets that list 23 as the destination port. Displays IP addresses and port numbers.
ipconfig /flushdns *clears ns resolution for websites you visit
ipconfig /displaydns | clip * shows dns resolution for websites you visit and clips to clipboard
ipconfig /allcompartments /all *shows mac address and full details of NIC
dxdiag && perfmon /rel *diagnostic check of audio video and IO inputs, second is a system reliablity history report
Gpupdate /force && gpresult /r *group policy update and show results
gpresult /h gpreport *saves the report to the doc folder as a html file
sfc /scannow && restart *fixes a lot of DLL errors and other system related errors
wmic netlogin
wmic useraccount where name="enteremployeenumberleave commas" get sid
query user
runas /user:gac\uname cmd && resmon && devmgmt.msc && appwiz.cpl
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" enabled && wmic path win32_networkadapter where NetConnectionID="Wireless Network Connection" call enable
netplwiz *quick way to access stored login creds in machine
unidentified network fix: ipconfig /flushdns && netsh winsock reset
PsExec \\computername ipconfig /flushdns && netsh winsock reset *performing it remotely
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ *temp files
windirstat *great program to help clean up many hidden gigs of used space, including admin shares
Psexec.exe \\compname "C:\ProgramData\NetIQ\Windows Client\AAFCleanConsole.exe" /creds=specifckeycredsgohere== /auto /logpath=C:\Windows\Logs
Press Windows+R to open the “Run” box. Type “cmd” into the box and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the command as an administrator
Reinstall all windows packages from powershell Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
cmd DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH (if sfc isnt working)
type “systemreset” (without quotes). If you want to refresh Windows 10 and install Windows updates, then you should type “systemreset -cleanpc”.
shutdown /r /m /f \\comp name *restart remote device
Delete All + files and settings stored by Add-ons:
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351 *I don't recommend this, often when I review notes from ppl that call back w new issues, the previous tech ran this
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