“No space left on device” error on empty drives

When you try to copy files from your hard drive to an external device such as an external hard drive or USB stick, you may get an error message saying that there is no free space left on your device, even though you just deleted everything to make room. This is most likely due to ... Read more

Monitor Processes With Windows PowerShell

Maybe you have already come across applications that require you to rearrange things on your desktop for optimal visibility or which you only use in combination with other programs or items - an automated startup or rearrangement would come in handy in those situations. Monitor Processes with  PowerShell The following little PowerShell script allows just ... Read more

How to Call Functions in Powershell (Windows)

Functions in Powershell are called without any comma or parenthesis, although they are defined using them. The correct way to call a function with two variable parameters would be: test $local1 $local2 The wrong way is: test($local1, $local2) If you put parentheses around your parameters, your input is treated as an array and thus the ... Read more

Create a Self-signed SSL Certificate on Windows

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is used for encryption and decryption, processing of S/MIME signed or encrypted mails, generation of certificates, and more. To use it on Windows (32 and 64 bit versions), download the OpenSSL tools from code.google.com/p/openssl-for-windows/downloads/list. Uncompress it anywhere you like and start it by double-clicking the openssl.exe executable in the \bin folder. ... Read more

How to save command output to a file using PowerShell

PowerShell command to file

PowerShell is a command-line shell designed specifically for system administrators. It helps administrators manage and automate the administration of Windows operating systems and the apps that run on them. PowerShell provides the ability to save the output of commands you run in it to a file that you can later view, analyze, and share with ... Read more

Switch between English and German keyboard layouts on German keyboards (Windows)

Switch Windows Keyboard Layout

German keyboards are usually QWERTZ keyboards, named after the first row of letters to the first, which differs from the English layout, which is called QWERTY. You can switch between these two using the key combination Alt + Shift. This switch can be the cause of your keyboard behaving strangely - for example, if you ... Read more

How to Change Your IP Address in Windows Using PowerShell

Set IP address with PowerShell

You may know how to change the IP address via the GUI. It's pretty simple. Just go to Control Panel > Network and Internet, select the IPv4 properties and change the IP address. The whole process takes about a minute. But what if you have to do this on multiple systems and repeat all these ... Read more