Troubleshooting DFS Replication Issues

Troubleshooting DFS Replication issues on Windows server 2012R2 DFS Namespaces: enables to group shared folders located on different servers into one or more logically structured namespaces. Each namespace appears to end users as a single shared folder with series of subfolders. DFS Replication: enables to efficiently replicate folders across multiple servers and sites. It uses […]

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Query Last Reboot or Shutdown event using PowerShell

Too lazy to log on to a device and browse through the Windows Event Log to check the last Reboot or Shutdown event? This is where mighty PowerShell comes to your help! You can use the below PowerShell Command to easily query the last Reboot or Shutdown event(s) on a computer. Get-EventLog -Logname System -Newest […]

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Run Commands for Microsoft Windows

It’s always handy to know these commands to easily access Windows Settings and Components hidden deep beneath the Operating System. Open Documents Folder documents Open Videos folder videos Open Downloads Folder downloads Open Favorites Folder favorites Open Recent Folder recent Open Recent Folder logoff Open Pictures Folder pictures Windows Sideshow control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow Windows CardSpace […]

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Windows Defender Offline scanning.

  Windows Defender Antivirus guard detects rootkits or other highly persistent malware on Windows operating devices and alerts to use Windows Defender Offline. Then we might see a message saying that malware was found on your device, and should scan your device offline to remove it.   When you suspect there is malware that might […]

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Check the Shadow Copies

Step 1: Go to the Properties of a Drive in Windows Explorer. Go to the Shadow Copies tab. Select a Drive and click Settings Make sure Shadow Copies is not utilizing high amount of disk space. Attempt to delete Snapshots by lowering the “Use limit” to 300 MB. Step 2: To delete the Snapshots, go […]

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Free up Disk Space using TreeSize

Using TreeSize Free edition, you can immediately see which folders and sub-folders are taking up the most hard disk space. Once you have that info, it’s a piece of cake to quickly free up hard drive space taken up by temp files or other useless data. TreeSize doesn’t even require any installation, you can just […]

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MOVING WINDOWS VIRTUAL MEMORY SWAP FILE

One of the largest blocks of space taken up on your hard drive will be the Windows Virtual Memory swap file.  This is the file that Windows uses to page available RAM.  This file can be 1x – 3x the size of the RAM installed on your system.  For best performance, it is often recommended […]

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MOVING %TEMP% FOLDER

In addition to moving your Temporary Internet Files, you should also consider moving the location of the %TEMP% folder in your User Profile that you cleared above.  This is an effective way to keep all temporary installation files from using the space on your system drive or taking up unnecessary space altogether. Moving your %TEMP% […]

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RUNNING DISK CLEANUP

Windows has a built-in Disk Cleanup utility that you can use.  However, its automatic results are typically not as effective as manually cleaning files.   DELETING TEMP FILES The most effective way to clear space is to delete any and all temporary files not being used by Windows.  Windows does a lousy job of cleaning up […]

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