Rob

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Hyper-V Client Problem Due to Time/Date Difference

I ran into a problem yesterday where I couldn’t use the Remote Desktop client in Windows 8 to connect to a client-side Hyper-V guest.  I got the following error: Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer.  Make …

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Setting the Title of the Command Prompt Window

PowerShell Prompt

I was wondering how you change the title of the Command Prompt window.  A little searching found that Scott Hanselman had answered this question here.  All you have to do is type: title <your text> and press Enter to change the title of your Command Prompt window.  It should look like the following: Note that if …

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EventVwr Command-Line Parameters in Windows 8

Update: I’m told that this command-line option works in Windows 7, as well.  So it’s not a change for Windows 8/2012.  I just didn’t have a Windows 7 machine handy to test it. The command-line parameters for the Event Viewer have changed in Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012, I assume).  To launch Event Viewer …

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Afraid of PowerShell? Watch this video now.

I have been working more and more with PowerShell lately and I love it.  If you want to watch a great introductory 75 minute video to get up to speed quickly, look no further than here: Windows PowerShell Crash Course https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/WSV321 It is presented by Don Jones and Jeffrey Snover.  They share a number of great tricks and …

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Windows 8 / Server 2012 Tip of the Day: Logging Off (and Switching User)

I don’t know why, but I keep forgetting how to log off of Windows 8 / Server 2012 systems.  To do so, go to the Start “screen”, click on your user account picture/name in the upper-right hand corner of the screen, and select “Sign out”.  Or you can ?select “Switch User” from here. Rob This post was …

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