Tag: Windows

The Windows Command-Line: Windows Terminal & WSL 2 (SK135)

Kayla Cinnamon and Craig Loewen Windows Terminal Version 1.0 has shipped! Links Windows Store: https://aka.ms/terminal Stable channel with monthly releases. First update after v1.0 scheduled for July 2020. Windows Terminal Preview in the Store: https://aka.ms/terminal-preview First update scheduled for June 2020. GitHub Repo: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal Blog: https://aka.ms/cliblog Docs: https://aka.ms/terminal-docs Demo You can tell that the application …

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Key Management Services (KMS) Windows Client Setup Keys

This document includes keys for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612867.aspx Rob This post was migrated from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rob/2013/06/20/key-management-services-kms-windows-client-setup-keys/.

Measuring How Long Commands Take in Windows

I was considering installing the timeit.exe command on my new laptop, but read that it may not work on the latest versions of Windows.  So, I found an article on StackOverflow that recommended using the Measure-Command command in PowerShell.  You use it as follows, where Get-ChildItem is just listing the current directory as an example command …

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Query Your BitLocker ID and Password

I could not boot my laptop today because I was prompted for my BitLocker Recovery Key and did not have the associated .txt or .bek files.  So, fortunately, I was able to call our help desk and have them provide me with the password.  I could then boot my system,  Whew! Once I was back …

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Migrating a Storage Pool from Windows Server 8 Beta to Windows Server 2012 RTM

Disk Management (Small)

I had a computer running Windows Server 8 Beta with a Storage Pool using the “Parity” resiliency type.  I installed Windows Server 2012 RTM “over it” (i.e. not an upgrade) and completely lost access to this Storage Pool when the  RTM install completed.  So, using a number of MSDN resources and PowerShell commands, I got …

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