Category Archives: Windows

Troubleshooting DNS – DNSLint

DNSLint is a very robust tool provided for free by Microsoft that allows you to troubleshoot DNS issues more effectively.  It has many options, and can even pull useful information from external zones (not just AD integrated zones).  When you pull information using this tool, it will create an HTML report in your working directory… Read More »

Implementing Microsoft Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

Understanding DAC: New access control method for file system resources used for Access Control, Auditing , and FCI (File Classification Infrastructure).  Still based off of (Authentication/Authorization/Auditing). Works as a layer on top of NTFS and Share permissions. Multiple benefits including Protecting (encrypting) sensitive information, compliance and data analysis, and access denied remediation. Windows 7 can… Read More »

Winsock Reset

If you ever encounter weird Networking issues on the Windows OS that you can’t explain (i.e. network connections getting out to  a web page and response returning but the OS doesn’t process it correctly) and disabling/re-enabling the NIC and uninstalling/reinstalling the drivers doesn’t help, a winsock reset may be exactly what you need.  A Winsock… Read More »

Enable Monitoring in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

For some reason monitoring services do not come enabled by default in Hyper V for Windows Server 2012.  However, they do in fact exist.  To enable monitoring you will be using the following Poweshell cmdlets which should be run on your Hyper V server: Enable-VMResourceMetering Disable-VMResourceMetering Reset-VMResourceMetering Measure-VM The first PS Cmdlet should be used… Read More »

Install Dig on Windows

To install Dig on Windows, download the following .zip files and extract them to your C:\Windows\System32 directory. You could substitute the System32 directory for any directory included in your PATH variable. Once they have been copied over you should now be able to run dig commands from command line like you would in Linux. Dig… Read More »