Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Running and viewing Best Practice Analyzer

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Running and viewing Best Practice Analyzer  Listing the Best Practice Analyzer  PowerShell Command:  Get-BPAModel | format-table ID,name -autosize  You will need to know the “ID” and the correct spelling in order to invoke the BPA.    Invoking the Best Practice Analyzer  You can run the Best Practice Analyzer…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Netmon capturing

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Netmon capturing In this blog we are going to look at collecting a network capture using the NetSh.exe command.  This tool will produce an .etl trace that can be read in Netmon.  While in Netmon you will need to make the active parser “Windows” in order to parse…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Perfmon capturing

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here.   Perfmon capturing At this time there are no PowerShell commands for the management of perfmon.  PowerShell does have three commands for accessing perfmon counters: get-counter, export-counter, import-counter. For this reason we will still need to use the old Logman.exe command to manipulate perfmon. Seeing a list of…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Firewalls

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. In this blog I am going to covers the very basic of viewing, enabling and disabling existing firewall rules. How to view firewall settings It is important to know the name of the rule you wish to enable or disable.  The Get-NetFirewallRule cmdlet is used to list out…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Event Logs

 Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. This blog looks at how to manage event logs.  The key to using PowerShell to manage any event log is to know the exact spelling of the event log you wish to manager. How to view a list of event logs To get a list of the event…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – User Functions

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. This blog is going to cover some user functions like logging off, shutting down the OS, and launching Task Manager without the GUI. How to log off The Logoff command is not a native PowerShell cmdlet but it works from PowerShell. Command: Logoff The screen shot below shows…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Managing Services

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Managing Services This module is going to look at how to manage services.  The key to using PowerShell to manage any service is to know the exact spelling of the service name. How to list services PowerShell Command: Get-service | Format-table -autosize The output below show each services…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Date and Time settings

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Date and Time settings This blog is going to cover the basic of viewing and changing your time settings.  If you are like me I seem to always forget to set the correct time zone and need to correct it after the install. How to view Date and…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Computer Name Setting

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Computer Name Setting This blog is going to cover the basic of viewing and changing your computer name.  Setting the computer name is an option when you are installing the OS, or you can let the installer auto name your server.  If for some reason you need to…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Joining the Domain

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Joining the Domain Everybody at some point will need to join their computers to the domain.  This blog will cover the basics of viewing your settings, joining the domain and removing your computer from the domain. How to view Domain Settings We can view the domain name by…

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