Sometimes it is required to run an application as a different user. For example, you may want to run an elevated command prompt to execute some commands with administrative privileges. In Windows, an executable file can be run as a different user from the File Explorer or using the command line.
Windows Domain Controller (DC) is a server that responds to security authentication requests within a Windows Domain (group of networked computers controlled by domain controller). In this short note i will show how to find out which DC a computer is authenticated to using Windows CMD and PowerShell.
Windows Domain Controller (DC) is a server that responds to security authentication requests within a Windows Domain (group of networked computers controlled by domain controller). In this article i will show how to find out whatever a computer is a part of a Windows domain and how to get the name of the domain the […]
The elevated command prompt allows users to execute commands with administrative privileges. By default, when opening the command line in Windows, you will not have full rights and not all commands will work. In this short note i am showing the easiest and quickest way of how to run CMD as administrator. This method of […]
The cat command in Linux is used to concatenate files and print on the standard output. The type command is a Windows cat equivalent that works across a command-line prompt (CMD) and a Windows PowerShell. In this short note i will show how to concatenate files and how to print the contents of a text […]
The watch command in Linux is used to execute a command periodically and show the output. This is extremely useful if you need to track any changes in the output of a repeatedly executed command. There is no direct equivalent for the watch command in Windows, however the same result can be achieved using the […]
In Windows you can make a checksum of a file without installing any additional software. For this you can use the certUtil – built-in command-line utility that works both in Windows CMD and Powershell. In this note i will show the examples of how to make md5sum and sha256sum of a file in Windows from […]
The telnet client in Windows is disabled by default. Before using the telnet command in Windows it is needed to enable the telnet client, otherwise you’ll get a result similar to the below messages: CMD: ‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. PowerShell: The term ‘telnet’ is […]
If you try to cd to a network drive from the Windows CMD, you will get the following error: CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories Instead of cd command in CMD you can use a pushd command, that creates a drive mapping to the network share and then changes into a path […]
Safe Mode in Windows is a special diagnostic mode that allows to use Windows with basic drivers and can help to troubleshoot various problems. Windows can be started in Safe Mode in different ways, depending on the OS version (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and the hardware vendor (Lenovo, DELL, HP, Asus, Acer). In this […]