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Use PowerShell to Get Drive List and Capacity

  Introduction Just a simple post with PowerShell. Had a bunch of Windows servers that needed to get a list of local drives and display the size of the drive and the freespace on the drives in GB. To achieve that decided to use Win32_LogicalDisk call in PowerShell. select a few of the available fields and do a little math. The Code What is Win32_LogicalDisk? The Win32_LogicalDisk WMI class represents... read more

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 12.9 Review

Introduction We have all ran into an issue before. Accidentally formatted an SD card or deleted important files (pictures, documents, etc..) and feared the worst. Years ago that may have been the case for home users not so savvy on getting data back using Linux tools and other such tools, until software developers started improving the tools available to us at a reasonable price. In this review we will be... read more

How to Install Kdenlive 18.12 on Windows

Introduction Kdenlive is a NLE (Non-Linear Editor) that was developed and used primarily on Linux systems but, has been ported to Windows and other OS’s. In the past I have covered installing Kdenlive 16 on Windows but since that time many improvements with the program and installer have changed. In this post we will cover the latest way to install Kdenlive on Windows. Getting and Installing First... read more

Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 DFSRoot to New Drives

Introduction During a recent storage refresh ran into an issue with moving storage used by a Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS server and if and how could the DFSRoot be migrated. In this post we will cover how we were able to successfully move resources. Preparation Before migrating there are several items to accomplish. Use dfsutil to export DFSRoot / namespaces Backup registry keys for DFS Mount and assign... read more

How To Find A String in a File With PowerShell

Introduction So you have a need to have PowerShell to look for a string in a file and create and entry if it doesn’t find it and do nothing if it does. ¬†For my example I am installing an application and I need to add three lines of content, but if it exists I do not want duplicate entries created. The Code There are probably other ways to achieve the goal, but my idea was to use Get-Content and read... read more

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