How to find the system uptime in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008

Hi SysAdmins

It is very useful to know how many days are your system up and online. Especialy in windows OS.

There are several ways to find the system uptime in Windows XP and above:

Using Systeminfo command:

This command-line utility shows the time that the system was booted and its running time.

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Killing a stuck Windows Service

Hi

I guess all of us met the phenomenon when a service refuses to stop and stuck on “Stopping” status.

well, there is a remedy to this by following this short procedure:

1. Identify the PID of the rogue service. open cmd and type: sc queryex

you will receive a long list of available services. you can also type sc queryex > c:\ServiceList.txt to send the output to a text file.

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How to get a remote servers’ TCP/IP configuration: IP, DNS, GW via PowerShell

Hi

When you need to know the DNS configurations of a remote machine without logging in to that machine.  Using a script that can do the job on remote computers is the answer.

There are some very good Ebooks online that can teach you how to do this.

This nice Powershell script will do the work. The source I found on this web site and changed it for my needs.

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Display computer name under My computer icon

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A very useful trick that I always use in my servers is displaying the computer name under ‘My Computer’ or ‘Computer’ in Windows 7/2008R2

To do this you need to change a certain registry key.

In xp/2003 operation systems the process is simple as described below.

In 2008/Win7 though, you will first have to logon as administrator and take ownership on the hive where the registry settings needs to be modified.

So how do we do this?

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