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Windows MSC Shortcuts

AD Domains and Trusts domain.msc
Active Directory Management admgmt.msc
AD Sites and Services dssite.msc
AD Users and Computers dsa.msc
ADSI Edit adsiedit.msc
Authorization manager azman.msc
Certification Authority Management certsrv.msc
Certificate Templates certtmpl.msc
Cluster Administrator cluadmin.exe
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Component Services comexp.msc
Configure Your Server cys.exe
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
DHCP Management dhcpmgmt.msc
Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc
Disk Manager diskmgmt.msc
Distributed File System dfsgui.msc
DNS Management dnsmgmt.msc
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Indexing Service Management ciadv.msc
IP Address Manage ipaddrmgmt.msc
Licensing Manager llsmgr.exe
Local Certificates Management certmgr.msc
Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Local Security Settings Manager secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups Manager lusrmgr.msc
Network Load balancing nlbmgr.exe
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
PKI Viewer pkiview.msc
Public Key Management pkmgmt.msc
Quality of Service Control Management acssnap.msc
Remote Desktop tsmmc.msc
Remote Storage Administration rsadmin.msc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Routing and Remote Access Manager rrasmgmt.msc
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc
Schema management schmmgmt.msc
Services Management services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
SID Security Migration sidwalk.msc
Telephony Management tapimgmt.msc
Terminal Server Configuration tscc.msc
Terminal Server Licensing licmgr.exe
Terminal Server Manager tsadmin.exe
Teminal Services RDP MSTSC
Teminal Services RDP to Console mstsc /v:[server] /console

Git Notes

To reset your git credentials on windows

1. Reset using this = git config –global –unset credential.helper
2. Then set it up again using git config –global credential.helper wincred
3. Do a git pull and enter your details

Billion 7800n don’t power off for too long

I recently went away for a couple of weeks holiday and thinking I was doing the right thing I switched off my Billion 7800n wireless router. Came home switched it on and everything worked fine – for about 20 minutes. All lights were flashing ok but I could not connect to the web admin interface.

Rebooted it a few times and no joy. Then I had to do the dreaded reset. Also done that a couple of times and found that whenever I enabled the wireless setting – boom the unit just froze.

Searched on-line and found that other people had similar issues and also found out that Billion had a 2 year warranty period. Searched for when I purchased it and yup it had passed the 2 year period – only just though – about 25 days over.

I raised a support ticket on the Billion UK support website and after a couple of log requests plus sending the unit back I received a brand new 7800n.

All up it took 2 weeks to resolve the issue. Thanks Billion for the great support and helping your customers out.

Useful Linux Commands

1. Find out what disks are attached to a linux box
sudo lshw -class disk

2. top – Process Activity Command
The top program provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system i.e. actual process activity. By default, it displays the most CPU-intensive tasks running on the server and updates the list every five seconds.

3. ps – Displays The Processes
ps command will report a snapshot of the current processes.

  • Print All Process On The Server
    ps ax
    ps axu
  • Print Security Information
    ps -eo euser,ruser,suser,fuser,f,comm,label
    ps axZ
    ps -eM
  • Find Out The Top 10 Memory Consuming Process
    ps -auxf | sort -nr -k 4 | head -10
  • Find Out top 10 CPU Consuming Process
    ps -auxf | sort -nr -k 3 | head -10