Shutting off WiFi when connected to a wired connection

When Rebooting Is Not The Answer

In the company I work for we commonly have laptops that are connected to a wired connection and are also connected to WiFi.  This isn’t good practice and DNS gets a little weird when it gets registered IP addresses from both the WiFi adapter and a registration from the wired connection.  I have been using a VB script from intelliadmin that monitors the wired connection and disables the WiFi adapter when the wired connection is plugged in which works great.  You can do as intelliadmin suggests and run it as a group policy computer configuration logon script.  The problem that I ran into with that method is that as group policy runs when a computer starts up if it’s not connected to the network the script wouldn’t run.  Even worse I ran into issues where the user would have their computer connected to a wired connection and shut it off with the wireless…

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Simple RoboCopy Function for quick transfers

When Rebooting Is Not The Answer

A couple of weeks ago I got to thinking, I do these little robocopy transfers all the time why not write a function so I can do a transfer and I don’t have to go looking up all the parameters.  So after a few minutes, the below script was born.  Simply run the script in Powershell, and it will prompt for the old folder (source) and the new folder (destination).  Once the copy is complete it will monitor the source directory and copy any changes until you exit the script which is great when a user is still working in the source directory such as when you need to move a home directory.  It also sticks a log file in the directory you ran the script.  Just keep in mind that this is setup to be a mirror copy and if you reverse the source and destination you will copy…

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Quickly fix Windows is not Genuine from different Windows versions.

When Rebooting Is Not The Answer

I had an issue today with an old KMS server that some machines had been talking to getting shut down and then the machines months later complaining that they couldn’t find the KMS server.  I  then removed the KMS server’s DNS entries and prevented it from publishing them to dns which had been missed before.  That isn’t the purpose of this post though so if you need more info the below two links help out a lot.

How to remove a KMS Server from your Infrastructure

Additional info for Server 2008 only.

Back to the purpose of my post was when I get tickets for activations (as I have over the past few days) I wanted an easy script to run slmgr, remove the product key, input, and activate the new key.  We use MAK keys in our environment so just for the few machines that were set up for…

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Power BI : Active Directory v/s SCCM Boundaries

Purpose : Active Directory Sites and System Center Configuration Manager Boundaries are hard to keep in sync - especially in an environment where there are regular changes and several team managing each technology separately. This Power BI dashboard solution will help analyze and reduce down the gaps in SCCM. The dashboard will help SCCM administrators … Continue reading Power BI : Active Directory v/s SCCM Boundaries