Key Management Services (KMS) Windows Client Setup Keys

This document includes keys for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612867.aspx Rob  

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Measuring How Long Commands Take in Windows

I was considering installing the timeit.exe command on my new laptop, but read that it may not work on the latest versions of Windows.  So, I found an article on StackOverflow that recommended using the Measure-Command command in PowerShell.  You use it as follows: PS C:\> Measure-Command { Get-ChildItem } Days              : 0Hours             : 0Minutes           : 0Seconds          …

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Migrating a Storage Pool from Windows Server 8 Beta to Windows Server 2012 RTM

I had a computer running Windows Server 8 Beta with a Storage Pool using the “Parity” resiliency type.  I installed Windows Server 2012 RTM “over it” (i.e. not an upgrade) and completely lost access to this Storage Pool when the  RTM install completed.  So, using a number of MSDN resources and PowerShell commands, I got…

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Windows 8 / Server 2012 Tip of the Day: Logging Off (and Switching User)

I don’t know why, but I keep forgetting how to log off of Windows 8 / Server 2012 systems.  To do so, go to the Start “screen”, click on your user account picture/name in the upper-right hand corner of the screen, and select “Sign out”.  Or you can ‬select “Switch User” from here. Rob

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