You can gracefully stop Windows processes using the Stop-Process command let. For example, to stop Chrome:
Stop-Process -Name Chrome
Or to stop it by ID. To locate the ID of a process, use get-process:
You can then use the -ID operator to stop the process:
Stop-Process -ID 6969
Kill is a command that all Mac and Unix admins know. It’s similar to Stop-Process, except it’s anything but graceful. And you use the -processname option to stop a process:
kill -processname calc
krypted January 12th, 2015
Windows Server tracks the sessions that have been authenticated into the system, those that have been timed out, those that have errored, kb sent/received, response time, errors, permission problems, password problems, files opened, print job spooling and buffers quickly and easily. Simply use the net command we’ve all been using for 20 years, followed by stats or statistics:
When prompted choose server or workstation. In this case, we’ll use Server.
net statistics Server
Here’s the output from a new server:
And if you’re trying to troubleshoot client/server communications, keep in mind that you can look at much of this on the workstation side as well, but from the client perspective:
net statistics Workstation
krypted December 16th, 2013
Here’s the thing: I’m not very good with computers. So to keep me from hurting myself too badly, I need the simplest interface available that allows me to run multiple applications. But most of the command keys shouldn’t work in this interface and I should only have Finder, file and Help menus.
Luckily for my poor MacBook Airs, Apple thought of people like me when they wrote the Finder and invented something called Simple Finder which makes OS X even simpler than it is by default to use. To enable Simple Finder, just go to Parental controls, enable controls for a user and then check the box for Simple Finder. Or, if you have an entire population of users like me, who simply can’t be trusted with a full operating environment, you can send the InterfaceLevel key with the contents of simple (easy to remember for those of us who resemble said key) to com.apple.finder and restart our friendly neighborhood Finder:
defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel simple; killall Finder
Come to think of it, maybe I’m not so awful. Let’s say I want to turn that whole Simple Finder thing right back off. Well, all we have to do is delete that key we created and then restart the Finder:
defaults delete com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel; killall Finder
Actually, I am terrible with these things. So much so that it’s not appropriate for me to use a computer. Therefore, just take it away. I’ll be better off using that Samsung with Windows 8 for awhile. At least there, I won’t be able to get any of my apps open or find any of the administrative tools that could damage the computer!
krypted May 17th, 2013