“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

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 Create NIC Teaming With PowerShell

NIC Teaming with PowerShell

This short guide shows you step-by-step on how to create NIC teaming with Windows PowerShell. Step 1. Open PowerShell with elevated privileges Step 2. Execute the following command, new-NetLBFOTeam [TEAMNAME] “[NIC1]”, “[NIC2]” [TEAMNAME] the name of team of network adapters. [NIC1] the name of first NIC adapter. [NIC2] the name of second NIC adapter. Example: ... 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

Windows Powershell – “Running scripts is disabled on this system”

PowerShell

Powershell scripts can be run on any Windows server or desktop as long as they are run from the ISE by pushing the green play button. As soon as you want to run it from the cmd or the desktop file you'll get this error: script1.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on ... Read more

Increase number of visible lines in cmd on Windows

Windows CMD Buffer Size

The Windows command-line only shows a history of 300 lines by default - this can be a nuisance especially if you are working with long list outputs. However, you can easily increase the number of lines that are shown. Open a cmd window, right-click the title bar, and select Properties. Go to the Layout tab and ... Read more