Windows Server

PowerShell Script to List Installed Software

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Open PowerShell and copy paste the below command: Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize The above script will provide you a list of all your programs, complete with the version, name of the developer, and even the date you installed it. Check the below screen-shot. In order to export this […]

Windows Server

How to Solve – DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355

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There can be two reason for this either Sysvol/Netlogon is missing or windows time service is not started. Quick resolution is changing time server: Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and configure the following registry entries: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters\Type How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server: https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/816042/how-to-configure-an-authoritative-time-server-in-windows-server This happens due to underlying communication problem between the […]

Windows Server

How to Check and Change the Domain and Forest Functional Level

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You can easily check the domain and forest functional levels using bellow steps. Admin Tools Powershell Command Step 1. From Admin Tools Open the “Administrative Tools” under the menu you have to select “Active Directory Domains and Trusts” or “Active Directory Users and Computers“. Then right-click the root domain, and choose “Properties“. Under the “General” […]

Windows Server

Solution for Error – Event ID 10016 – DistributedCOM

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The following events logged on the system event logs running windows. In this article will see how to fix this issue. Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM Event ID: 10016 Description: The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239} and APPID {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM Event ID: 10016 Description: The […]

Windows Server

Using CMD & PowerShell to Find Last Boot Time Remotely

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Here is a simple and short command that will help you tell the last boot time. CMD: SystemInfo /S $Server | find /i “Boot Time” Powershell Script: $Server = Read-Host -Prompt ‘Input the server name’ SystemInfo /S $Server | find /i “Boot Time” > C:\Users\$env:username\Desktop\Last_Boot-$Server.txt The above Powershell script will pop up and prompt you […]