Group Policy to Turn Off Display

To turn off the user’s monitor/display to save power and extend monitor life using Group Policy & Active Directory, consider the following group policy setting:

 

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Video and Display Settings > Turn Off the Display (Plugged In or On Battery)


How to find Windows uptime?

Option 1:

1. Go to “Start” -> “Run”.

2. Write “CMD” and press on “Enter” key.

3. Write the command “net statistics server” and press on “Enter” key.

4. The line that start with “Statistics since …” provides the time that the server was up from.

The command “net stats srv” can be use instead.

Option 2:
Uptime.exe Tool Allows You to Estimate Server Availability with Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or Higher
Uptime.exe is a standalone program. To install the tool, simply copy the file into your Windows NT directory. You may then run the tool at a command prompt.

For extended help on this tool, type the following at a command prompt:
uptime /help
This tool is most accurate when run with administrator privileges, however, even without administrator privileges, the tool attempts to make a best estimate based on available information. In all cases, the results should be considered estimates.

It is important to note that the uptime and availability measurements reflect the local view of the operating system only. The “Total Uptime” measurement refers to the sum of all the time during the measured period where the operating system reported itself to be in normal operation. It does not reflect times when the server might be unavailable for other reasons, such at network outages.

It is also important to note that although the operating system is functioning normally, this does not mean that the server programs running on that server are operating normally. For instance, the operating system may be available, but a database running on that server may not be operating correctly.


Configure Dropbox as Service on Windows 2008 Win 7

– Remote desktop to your server (e.g.: with username = YourUser)

– On server, download dropbox.exe to C:\
– Start command prompt (with “YourUser” please, the idea is dropbox will be installed under this account credential and its role/right)
– Install dropbox by command prompt:

"C:\dropbox.exe" /D=C:\Program Files\Dropbox

– Run through DropBox setup, login to dropbox, use advanced install, determine local folder for sync, …
– (very important) Start Dropbox, Preferences -> uncheck “Show desktop notifications” and “Start Dropbox on system startup
– Exit dropbox (right click tray icon, Exit)
– Check StartMenu/Startup folder, remove the Dropbox shortcut (if any)
– Download Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Files (Win2003, 2008 can use)
– Install it into your server (don’t worry about conflict, they are all M$ stuff, and they just extracts to folder)
– on command prompt, create Service by:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\instsrv" DropBoxService "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe"

– Start/Run, “Regedit”, go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DropBoxService

– Create KEY Parameters
– Create String value name “Application“, value C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Dropbox.exe /home
– Create String value name “AppDirectory“, value C:\Program Files\Dropbox
– Go to Administration Tools / Services -> DropBoxService -> Properties -> Log on -> Use “YourUser
– Change the service startup type to “Automatic
– Start service

That’s fine. Now you can logoff, disconnect from the server and Dropbox still up and running, sync your file.


Scheduling your Server to Automatically Reboot

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 comes with the built-in ability to schedule your server to reboot at any time of your choosing. It is quite simple to set up.

Navigate to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Scheduled Tasks.

Click on the icon which says Add Scheduled Task.

You should now see the Add Scheduled Task Wizard. Click Next.

Disregard the list of programs, and click the Browse button.
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Unable to obtain settings for Remote Agent Publishing from the registry” occurs after launching the Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility and clicking on the Publishing Tab

Grant Full Control Permissions for the Administrators, System Account and Backup Operators Group to the following registry key on the remote machine.

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows
Launch the Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility and click on the Publishing Tab.  If the same error appears, uninstall the Remote Agent, reboot, and reinstall the latest or same version of the remote agent that is installed on the media server.

Reset Your Forgotten Windows 7 Password the Easy Way

  • Boot off the Windows disk and select the “Repair your computer” option from the lower left-hand corner.
  • Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you’ll want to select.
  • irst you’ll want to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

  • Then you’ll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:

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