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How to get a PC Serial Number via Command Line.

Machine serial numbers – for both servers and workstations – are useful for identifying specific hosts and tracking manufacturer info like warranty status. You can often find the serial number on the host chassis – but what if the number is obscured by other equipment, or on a long scratched-off sticker? Are we out of … Continue reading

How to Remove User Profiles in Windows 10.

When handing out a used workstation, either for a new user or to replace an existing user’s machine, it’s not uncommon for there to be a fossil record of old user profiles built up on the hard drive. This is something you want to avoid for at least two good reasons: Could compromise sensitive data. … Continue reading

Knowing Your Active Directory Environment.

A topic I return to frequently is what I call “IT Epistemology” – what do we know about our IT environment, and how do we know it? It’s one thing to have a general working knowledge of this system or that process, but another thing entirely to know for sure that it works and achieves … Continue reading

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