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MS: System image backup fails after you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Temporarily disable WinRE when taking a system image backup Note WinRE will be disabled in the backup image. Therefore, you have to enable it after you do a system recovery from this image. Right-click the Start button, and then click Command Prompt (Admin) to open an elevated Command Prompt window. Disable WinRE by running the following… Continue reading MS: System image backup fails after you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

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MS: Administering non-domain/workgroup machines via server manager

When trying to administer non-domain/workgroup machines via server manager you will get an error stating:  Error servername : Configuration refresh failed with the following error: The metadata failed to be retrieved from the server, due to the following error: The WinRM client cannot process the request. If the authentication scheme is different from Kerberos, or if… Continue reading MS: Administering non-domain/workgroup machines via server manager

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MS: Unlocking MSSQL SA Password Using sqlcmd

If you have tried to access the database too many times with the wrong password, the SA account may be locked out. Do the following to unlock the account from a command prompt (cmd): sqlcmd –S SQLSERVER\INSTANCE Once in the interface for sqlcmd, which is represented by a 1>, type the following on separate lines:… Continue reading MS: Unlocking MSSQL SA Password Using sqlcmd

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MS: Reset a lost MSSQL sa password

Use command prompt is also an easy way to reset lost sa password. See the commands below: Method: Use Command Prompt to reset your lost SQL sa password Step 1. Open a admin command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd) Step 2. Type the follow commands, and press Enter after each line: Osql -S yourservername… Continue reading MS: Reset a lost MSSQL sa password

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MS: Converting of SCW security policy files into Group Policy objects (GPOs)

To save an SCW security policy in native Group Policy format At the command prompt, typescwcmd transform /p:PathAndPolicyFileName /g:GPODisplayName Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779290(v=ws.10).aspx