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Nov
7
comment Process listed as 8 character short name in Task Manager
This pretty much sums up my experience. I was hoping there was more of a reason behind the choice to use a short name for a process, but I can't find any information about it anywhere. I guess I'll just have to write into the script to kill more process name variations in anticipation of an increment to the number at the end of the process name. Thanks!
Nov
5
comment Process listed as 8 character short name in Task Manager
I apologize - it's pretty custom so I didn't think it would be relevant. I added it.
Nov
5
comment Process listed as 8 character short name in Task Manager
The process is a third party application that gets launched via an IIS webapp. I would love to fix the issue altogether, but it's not a realistic short term solution.
Sep
19
comment Using command line to see if a given computer's local guest account is disabled
Ahh.. yes. You are correct!
Sep
13
comment Getting network interface device name in powershell
DeviceID isn't the right spot. However, I just checked, and double checked, and when I run this on my machines, the Name property is properly showing #2 at the end of the adapter name. Description shows it as just the adapter name.
Sep
13
comment Simple active directory permissions issue
A couple other troubleshooting steps I can think of: Try adding Kim_Akers to the local admin group on the server and see if it fixes things. Also, try turning UAC off on the machine temporarily and see if it gives the user access.
Sep
12
comment Simple active directory permissions issue
Have you double checked that Domain Admins is in the local administrators group on the SQL servers? Is this only happening on SQL-A, or on all 4 servers with that user? What about a different user in the same groups?
Sep
11
comment Script to restart server when no user is remotely connected
The "social engineering" solution is the correct solution. You don't want to set the standard that you'll bend over backwards to avoid any maintenance time on the servers. Schedule a reboot time - either at night, or tell them to go play ping pong for 5 minutes so the server can reboot.
Sep
7
comment Issue with domain redirection
DNS replication can sometimes take up to 72 hours.
Sep
7
comment Issue with domain redirection
Sounds like DNS hasn't replicated fully yet. How long has it been since you made this change?
Sep
7
comment How can I systematically shut down Windows services in order?
I suppose it depends on how long the services take to stop and start. If the services take a long time, I would change the loop's interval time to something slower, probably closer to how long you expect the service to end. For example, if you expect the service to take 30 seconds to stop, you could change it to {Start-Sleep -Seconds 15} - on average the script will check 2-3 times per service.
Aug
30
comment Requiring mulitple group membership in order to access folder
I do, however, feel the best solution is to create and manage a third group.