Jan 262014

Another great show from the Defrag Team.  Check out the below notes from their website on what this show is all about.  Don’t forget there are a allot of other great shows on Channel 9 Website.  Please leave a comment below on what shows you enjoy watching on a weekly basis.  I am always looking for new people to follow to gain more knowledge.


Source: Defrag Show Webiste

Our last show in the makeshift studio, next week we’ll be back in the Channel 9’s Studio A. Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:55] – Netlogon will not start.
[03:10] – Got message “The Microsoft iSCSI service is not running.”
[04:50] – Question about liquid in a HDD from a Meijer video.
[06:47] – How a ransomware file might act when SkyDrive sync’d.
[10:25] – Remoting with IPv6 with a IPv4 client.
[13:28] – Encrypting a MicroSD card on Surface 2 (not Pro).
[14:12] – Where is the best place to report Windows bugs.
[14:58] – Getting the most out of RAM and CPU.
[18:47] – Graphics driver hosed, how to get to Safe Mode.
[20:05] – Flash games freezing computer.
[21:40] – Pick of the Week: CES videos with Gavin.


Other Great Resources To Learn:

Microsoft Virtual Academy
Microsoft TechNet
Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE)
The Scripting Guy

Jan 142014

You can quickly find you yourself in a position where there is no GUI installed on a Windows Sever.   One of the most common tasks as an admin is to change a password for a user account.  This can actually be done quickly and easily through the command line.

Steps To Complete

1.  Log onto the server as administrator.

2.  Launch a command prompt with administrator privileges.

3. Enter the following command: net user user_name * /domain.

Note: The asterisk in step three will cause a prompt for the password so you don’t type it in pain text.

Example: Changing password for snadmin.


Jan 112014

Check out the latest TechEd countdown show below for the North Amaerica event.  The show highlights some of the great things you can do while you are in Houton, Texas.  TehEd North America this year will be held from May 12 -15 which is a little earlier then it has been in past years.  If you get chance leave us a comment if you are planning on attending.


Summary From The Channel 9 Website:

We are just 18 weeks until TechEd North America in Houston! In Episode #4 of the Countdown Rick and Joey talk about the reasons YOU should attend TechEd including:

  • Access to all the experts you need to solve issues you are facing.
  • Learning something new.
  • Networking and not just with your peers, but also our fantastic partners and our product experts.
  • Get your hands dirty with our Hands On and Instructor Led Labs

Then Rick and Joey once again take to the streets of Houston, Texas to bring you MORE highlights of things you don’t want to miss while attending TechEd 2014 (May 12th – May 15th). Make sure you Register Now!

Here is where you can go to get more information on the places Rick and Joey visited in this episode:

Get out there and interact with us here in the comments section or Online:

Link: TechEd Countdown Shows