Find files hiding in a lot of sub directories

So I was moving a lot of my music to Amazon Cloud Drive, and ended with a lot of files still showing under a lot of sub directories. Problem was – how do I know which files are in what sub directory with out going into each of them. Here is the answer:

This … Read moreFind files hiding in a lot of sub directories

How do I enable or disable anonymous LDAP binds to Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory (AD)?

By default the setting is set to <not set> meaning it is disabled. I strongly recommend against this. Many applications communicate with directory services through LDAP, but the LDAP Request for Comments (RFC) specification stipulates that an LDAP bind should support the passing of a credential. Connecting anonymously really shouldn’t be needed. You may have … Read moreHow do I enable or disable anonymous LDAP binds to Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory (AD)?

How to manually uninstall a printer driver in Windows

Came across an interesting issue today where I was unable to remove the printer drivers. I got the message that the printer is in use and therefore cannot delete the drivers. Here’s what I did to get the printer: Goto ‘Services’ under ‘Administrative Tools’, and restart the ‘Printer Spooler Service’. Click the Start menu and in … Read moreHow to manually uninstall a printer driver in Windows

Updating the system time on Server 2008R2 & 2012R2 using NTP Servers

To update, use the command below (2008 and 2012 server compatible)

change the ntp_server with your source. Check http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi for servers Restart the time service

Resync the time

Verify your sync status

Commands above should be fine if your sources are working correctly and/or your connection is OK (firewall or Microsoft Forefront … Read moreUpdating the system time on Server 2008R2 & 2012R2 using NTP Servers

Bulk removal of Password Never Expires checkbox in AD

No one intends this but it is a problem that sooner or later you will be come across in your system administrator career. I’ve see this resolved many different ways, but I like to narrow it down to a particular OU. Depending on your case you may want to clean this across the board in … Read moreBulk removal of Password Never Expires checkbox in AD

Quest AD PowerShell cmdlets

I had trouble finding the Quest AD Powershell Cmdlets today. I knew Quest got acquired by Dell but I thought that my favorites would have still worked. Anyways, after a little of digging on the internet i was able to find them. It is now called ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory  Here is the link: ActiveRoles … Read moreQuest AD PowerShell cmdlets

Microsoft IIS: Disabling the SSL v3 Protocol

Depending on how your Windows servers are configured, you may need to disable SSL v3. Note that older versions of Internet Explorer may not have the TLS protocol enabled by default. If you disable SSL versions 2.0 and 3.0, the older versions of Internet Explorer will need to enable the TLS protocol before they can … Read moreMicrosoft IIS: Disabling the SSL v3 Protocol