May 2017

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Manually create TCP Printer Port using Powershell

Adding Network printers to a print server can be cumbersome when doing it through the GUI. For that reason, you may want to attempt to do it via a CLI interface. In this article I describe the Powershell commands for adding a TCP port for a TCP printer. As well as how to bulk create the TCP printer ports using a Powershell For loop.SyntaxThe syntax for adding the TCP print port via powershell is as follows:Add-PrinterPort -Name “ip_IPAddress” -PrinterHostAddress IPAddressExamplesHere is an example Read more […]


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Fixing Error 500 in WordPress

WordPress can break for a variety of reasons.  Generally when it breaks, you will have one of a few symptoms.  You will get an HTTP error, you will get a blank page, or there will be some broken functionality.  The goal of this article is to troubleshoot the HTTP Error 500 you may see. HTTP Error 500 means internal server error. This can have a variety of causes. With wordpress there are 4 common causes: Allocated Memory has been exhausted Corrupted .htaccess file corrupted php file Read more […]


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Squashing GIT Commits

When you are working with version control. You may have multiple commits that you would like to combine into a single commit. Or perhaps you want to change their order, etc… First you need to determine how far back you want to go. Open a command prompt or terminal window, navigate to your Git Repository. next, type> git log -10 The above command will show the last 10 commits. If that does not go far enough back, in increase the number 10 Once you have identified the commits you wish to Read more […]


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Enable BranchCache On Netapp CIFS shares

Branch Cache is a caching technology to help with performance when accessing file shares over a WAN. Netapp supports this technology and it can be used with compatible clients such as Windows 7 Enterprise and newer, and Server 2008r2 and newer Enable Branch Cache on a storage system Enable SMB 2.1:

The command enables both SMB 2.0 and SMB 2.1. Enable BranchCache:

Optional: Configure the time (in seconds) to keep Read more […]


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Windows Update Commands – USOClient, Powershell, WUAUCLT

The windows Update CLI commands are useful for troubleshooting Windows Update errors. And they are helpful when you need to automate the windows update tasks. In newer versions of windows, the WUAUCLT command has been deprecated and replaced with the usoclient. In this article we have included the options and syntax for using wuault, usoclient, and powershell to detect and install windows updates WUAUCLT The windows update command utility in windows is: WUAUCLT. This stands for Windows Update Read more […]