Tag: Sysadmin

Apply custom printer settings for all users in Windows 10

Printer Custom Settings Windows 10

Printers are the bain of every IT administrator’s existence.  Every manufacturer is different, there are a million and a half methods for managing them, users install them in ways that not even you knew were possible, the list goes on. But let’s say that you have a computer that’s shared among many users throughout a shift across multiple shifts.  That very computer has several different printers installed via various methods.  One is installed by IP address, the other is installed via USB.  Whatever your scenario, you have different configurations to serve your need.  Hell, you may even have the same…

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Create a simple logoff batch file to keep on your desktop

For the lazy Sysadmin…  If clicking start, logoff is too much work and slowing you down, there’s an easier way! Open notepad, place the following snippet in the text editor and click Save As.  In the drop-down below the file name, select All File types and give your file a name (perhaps logoff?).  Be sure to place the .bat extension at the end of the file name to save it as a batch file. Now every time you double click this file, you’ll log off of the computer. A quick animation of the task getting done for you: Here’s a higher quality video…

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Robocopy Command Reference

What is Robocopy? A robust file copy command for the Windows command line that allows you to copy files, directories, and even drives from one location to another. Robocopy Syntax Full output of robocopy /? Robocopy Examples In this first example, any .jpg file would be copied from the folder directory into the folder2 directory. Whenever you want to copy one or more files and not a complete directory the file must be specified after the destination directory. In the above example, the robocopy command would copy all files (not directories) in the folder directory to the folder2 directory. In the above…

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Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 – Privacy for your DNS Lookups with the Performance of the Cloudflare Network

Cloudflare Public DNS Header

1.1.1.1 Launched on April 1st.  4/1 or four 1’s.  Pretty clever. On April 1st, 2018, Cloudflare launched it’s own public DNS (Domain Name System). With a very memorable and easy to remember IP address to add to your computer or router of 1.1.1.1, similar to Google’s 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, this isn’t a public DNS system to be easily forgotten.  I’ve went ahead and set this up on my laptop to see if I can notice a difference from a human aspect (without doing any kind of technical evaluation).  So far, I haven’t noticed too much of a performance difference from Google’s, but we’re no…

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