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The Run command for Windows Remote desktop application is Mstsc. Just open Run from start menu and type mstsc in the text box next to open and press enter. This command mstsc can be used from command line too. A system running Windows 7/Windows 10 allows only one remote desktop connection at a time, means [...]

Find saved outlook emails

It’s a common practice to export Outlook emails as files on disk, this helps save your important emails from accidental deletion or purging out/archiving due to IT enforced policies. It may so happen that now you don’t remember which folder you saved the emails to.  This post helps you find them. Here is how you [...]

If you want to disable LAN connection from Windows command prompt, you can run the following steps. Open elevated command prompt Run the below command netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=DISABLED That’s all you need to do. Now you may open ‘Network connections’ and confirm that the connection is disabled. You can also [...]

Do you want to change the look of Windows command prompt by changing background color? Windows command prompt has default color settings of black background and white foreground(text). This post explains you how to to change background/foreground colors using ‘color’ command. ‘Color’ command uses below codes to represent various colors. 0 = Black 8 = [...]

If your have a WiFi connection, how do you find out if your computer is connected to WiFi or not? The command netsh interface is used to find your WiFi connection status from command prompt. Execute the below command to know WiFi connection status netsh interface show interface | findstr /C:"Wireless" /C:"Name" Example on my [...]

Learn the run command for active directory users and computers console. In this console, domain admins can manage domain users/groups and computers that are part of the domain. Execute the command dsa.msc to open active directory console from Run window. Open Active directory console from command prompt The command dsa.msc is used to open active [...]

Add user to domain group

If you are a domain admin, you may want to add new members to a domain/active directory group from command line. Execute the below steps to add users to domain group. Open command prompt Run the below command net group groupName userName /ADD /DOMAIN Example: To add a user named ‘dave’ to the domain group “Domain [...]

Learn how to check VPN connection status on your Windows system from command prompt.  Netsh command is used to find connection status of different networks, including the VPN. Run the below command to find the VPN status c:\>netsh interface show interface An example run on my Windows 7 computer when I am connected to VPN. [...]

Windows automatically shares certain folders over the network, examples being C drive, C:\Windows & IPC$. Learn how to disable these administrative shares from command prompt. Execute the below net share command to delete the system/hidden shares. net share sharedFolder /delete So to delete each of the system shares, we can run a separate command net [...]

Do you need to find DNS address of a website from command prompt? Learn how to use Windows command nslookup to find DNS addresses. Run below command to find DNS address. nslookup DomainName An example command below that finds DNS address for this website. C:\>nslookup www.windows-commandline.com Server: UnKnown Address: Non-authoritative answer: Name: www.windows-commandline.com Addresses: [...]