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Jeffery Hicks is an IT veteran with over 30 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis on automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award.


Use System Configuration Tool to Solve Problems

In this post, Jeff Hicks discusses how you can use the Windows System Configuration interface to troubleshoot and fix simple system issues.

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Use Command Line To Monitor Server Performance

Although there are plenty of performance management options that utilize nice-looking GUI’s, sometimes the “quick and dirty” approach is best. In this post, Jeff Hicks explains the use of TYPEPERF.EXE to monitor server performance with the command line. This can often be a much more efficient approach to diagnosing issues or just checking on servers.

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Windows 7 Power Scheme Configuration using POWERCFG.EXE

If you’re in a position where you are responsible for managing or supporting several laptops, it’s likely that one task you have is ensuring their power settings are properly configured. Having to do this on multiple machines can be time consuming though. In this post, Jeff Hicks demonstrates the use of POWERCONFIG.EXE, a command line that comes with Windows 7 and streamlines the process.

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Command Line Task Management

Most IT pros are routinely managing computers remotely and for such tasks there are several tools, such as PowerShell. Sometimes these tools are a little more than we need to perform some of the simpler tasks. In this post, Jeff Hicks goes over some common tasks that are most efficiently carried out using CMD.EXE.

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Top 10 Server 2008 Tasks With PowerShell – Part 2 (6 through 10)

In this video post, Jeff Hicks returns with 5 more PowerShell tasks to perform in Windows Server 2008, rounding out the top 10. In part 2, Jeff covers getting recent event log errors, resetting ACL’s, finding server uptime, getting service pack information and deleting old and unused files.

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Top 10 Windows Server 2008 Tasks done with PowerShell – Part 1

In this video post, Jeff hicks goes through the first 5 of the top 10 tasks to perform with PowerShell in Windows Server 2008. In part 1 Jeff covers changing local administrator passwords, restarting & shutting down servers, terminating or restarting processes and creating a disk utilization report, all with PowerShell.

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Get-WMIObject – WMI PowerShell Tricks for Windows Server Management

In this post, Jeff Hicks goes over some useful tricks utilizing Get-WMIObject in WMI PowerShell. Utilizing PowerShell, and GetWMIObject, makes working with WMI easier and more flexible, allowing for more efficient management of your Windows Servers.

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