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August 2016

Silently Update VMware Tools with Guest Introspection Drivers

If you’re looking to use VMware NSX’s Guest Introspection feature, you’re going to need theGuest Introspection Thin Agent component installed with VMware Tools. This feature is not installed by default, which requires going back and updating your VMware Tools installation. Feature Check If you’re not sure if the feature is installed, open up the Programs […]

Bulk add or replace DNS entries in a zone

There are occasions where we need to do bulk DNS record management such as create and update a large series of records for IP network changes or BCP testing. The environment I am working with is a Microsoft DNS zone. It can be a standard Primary, or an Active Directory Integrated zone. Either type will […]

Find Out Dns Server Addresses

The resolver is a set of routines in the C library that provide access to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). The resolver configuration file contains information that is read by the resolver routines the first time they are invoked by a process.


Sample output:

Uninstall DNS role on a Windows Core Server 2012 R2 / 2008 R2

So I ran into an interesting issue where I needed to remove a DNS role from a Core Windows box. After googling for serveral minutes, I was able to craft up the command that is used to uninstall the role.

Using the command above the DNS role uninstalled successfully. A reboot was required so […]

DNS broken after Windows Update KB3145126

I noticed the DNS broke on my servers after Windows Update. The problem was KB3145126. Read more about it here. After a quick removal and reboot, DNS was operational again. To remove/uninstall KB3145126, open powershell and run the following:

Hope this helps.

Check Proxy settings from Powershell

To check the proxy settings like ProxyOveride or if it is enabled or not:

To disable proxy from PowerShell:

To enable proxy from PowerShell:


IE Enable/Disable Proxy Settings via Registry

Whatever the reason may be to enable or disable proxy, here is a simple registry hack to turn it on or off. Open powershell in admin mode. Enable:


The above method require an IE restart, alternatively if you don’t want to restart IE. Make similar change under:

To find your SID […]

Find your SID

  Open Command Prompt. Once Command Prompt is open, type the following command exactly as shown here, including spaces or lack thereof:

and then press Enter. You should see a table, similar to the following, displayed in the Command Prompt window:

This is a list of each user account in Windows, listed by […]

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Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer