Knowing how to find out a manufacture date of a Windows computer (laptop or desktop) can be useful in many ways. For example, if you are purchasing a second-hand computer you may want to know how old is it to determine the warranty status or to negotiate the price. This note shows 3 different ways […]
How To Find Windows Product Key using CMD
A Windows product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows, that looks like: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX When Windows is getting installed on a computer, it stores its product key in a registry from where anyone can view it. This short note shows how to find your Windows product key using a Windows command prompt (CMD).
Check Windows License Type – Volume | OEM | Retail
There are three types of Windows licenses: Retail, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Volume. If you wonder which of these licenses is applied to your system, you can easily find this out using a Windows command prompt (CMD) or PowerShell.
Generate SSH Key in Windows
Starting from Windows 10 build 1809, Windows has a native SSH client that is based on the OpenSSH port. The OpenSSH client in Windows includes an ssh-keygen – the command-line tool for creating authentication keys for SSH. To create a pair of SSH keys in Windows, the ssh-keygen command can be executed from a Windows […]
Bad owner or permissions on ‘.ssh/config’ [SOLVED]
Starting from Windows 10 build 1809, Windows has a native SSH client that is based on the OpenSSH port. If you try to connect to some host from a Windows command-line prompt (CMD) or PowerShell using the ssh command, you may receive the error as follows: Bad owner or permissions on C:\\Users\\<username>/.ssh/config This short note […]
PasswordNeverExpires: Disable Password Expiration
A password expiration is a feature in Windows that forces users to change their passwords after a certain number of days. When it is time to change your password, Windows will send you a “Consider changing your password” notification. In this note i will show several ways of how to disable the password expiration of […]
What Active Directory Groups Am I In?
If your computer is running in a corporate environment, one day you may wonder which Active Directory (AD) groups your current user is a member of. The easiest way to see what AD groups i am a member of is by executing the appropriate commands from a command prompt (CMD or PowerShell) and this short […]
Start Maximized | Minimized Program – CMD (Batch)
A START command is used to run a program or command in a separate window from a Windows command prompt (CMD). The new window can be started as maximized or minimized, that can be controlled using the /MAX or /MIN switches correspondingly. Below i will show how to start a program in the maximized or […]
Windows: Get a User’s SID – CMD & PowerShell
Any user, group or computer in Windows has a unique SID (security identifier) assigned. The SIDs are used to control access to various Windows resources like files, registry keys, network shares, etc. Below i will show you how to get the user’s SID and how to do the reverse SID lookup (get the user name […]
Change Computer Name – Windows CMD & PowerShell
To show a computer’s name in Windows, simply execute the hostname command from a Windows command prompt (CMD) or PowerShell. There may be multiple reasons to rename the computer. In this article, i will show you how to change your computer’s name in Windows using the CMD and PowerShell.