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Get Last Patch Date Remotely Using PowerShell

2016-11-16
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Sometimes you may need to know a server’s last patch date. There can be many reasons why. One of which is when you are patching servers and want to get a general idea of whether or not the patching actually took place on each server.   In this example we are are going to use […]

Windows Server stuck on Microsoft Corporation Logo

2016-09-22
Posted by ITomation

Quick Workaround   1. Hard reset the computer to reboot it. 2. Select “Launch Startup Repair (Recommended)”. 3. On the System Recovery Options window click Next. 4. Log on as a local administrator account. 5. Select “Command Prompt” to launch the command line interface. 6. Issue the following commands. Please note that the drive letter may […]

RMAD Unable to Execute Request 113

A stubborn issue worth sharing has come up a couple of weeks ago. RMAD backups for a particular domain controller were failing as soon as we would enable the DC Storage option. RMAD unable to execute request (113). Error code 113 – event ID 1501.     Error    DC.domainname.local    Unable to execute request (113). […]

Call PowerShell Commands from VBScript

2015-11-04
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In this post, we demonstrate how to call PowerShell commands from VBScript. The method discussed here allows us to pass the output of a PowerShell command back into a VBScript variable.   Why would one ever want to call PowerShell commands from VBScript? A variety of possible reasons we are not concerned with. Let us […]

Run HTA as Different User or Administrator

2015-09-29
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When you shift-right-click an HTA file, the expanded context menu does not by default display Run as different user or Run as administrator. There is a workaround for this. It involves registry modification. Once the registry entries are added, you will be able to easly run HTA as different user or administrator. Read on to […]

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