Not an everyday task this (once you’ve checked it you can usually remember what the level is!), but here’s how to find the Domain Functional Level of your Active Directory domain and whilst there check for any trust relationships with other domains.
I’ve often needed to date an output file or backup folder created from a Windows script. The %DATE% variable cannot be used on it’s own because it returns a value with slashes in.
This method formats it to the ISO standard YYYYMMDD
I’ve been trying to squeeze a little more life out of an old netbook with a small SSD. It’s running a fairly minimal Windows 7 install but the C:\ drive (where Windows is installed) keeps filling up. I’ve relocated the virtual memory pagefile.sys file to the more spacious D:\ drive, but wasn’t …
In Windows XP, the Scheduled Tasks system only offers the choice of “Daily”, “Weekly”, “Monthly”, “Once” or when the computer starts or the user logs on. It’s possible, however, to schedule tasks to occur much more frequently, for example every 15 minutes.
By default on a Windows XP pressing the Shift Key 5 times in a row turns on StickyKeys and brings up the warning dialog. In normal operation this doesn’t happen very often, but if you’re bashing someone with your rifle in Call of Duty it can pull you out of the game to show this dialog.
A short puzzler here- I had a group policy script mapping a (DFS) network drive at user login. It had always worked fine on XP, but the same users logging in to a Windows 7 PC didn’t get the drive mapped.