Quick and easy, with a small caveat or two… Continue reading “PowerShell: Connecting to a Virtual Machine”
PowerShell: Fixing “Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service”
My wife got this error the other day on her Windows 10 machine when trying to login. After a bit of digging, it seems it’s not unheard of but there’s no clear answer about why it happens (It’s a corrupted / missing set of registry entries. The cause could be a bad shut-down, crash, interrupted update or pre-cursor to Martian attack. Who knows.)
I found a good site that provides a solution. To fix the issue you need to create a registry sub-key and value (confusingly, both of the same name) and a pair of values under the sub-key you just created. That cures the problem but there’s no more information about to how to prevent it happening again.
In lieu of a proper preventative solution I wrote a script to perform the changes (with a bit of safety code too) so if it re-occurs I’m good to go.
Script and walk-through after the line. Continue reading “PowerShell: Fixing “Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service””
Run Command Shortcuts for Administrative Tools
Useful list of the common ones on The Life Of Brian.
Where has all my disk space gone?
25% of the disk gone! The game’s afoot!
50 GB of disk space missing doesn’t sound like much, but when it’s on your 220 GB SSD it’s a fair old chunk of change. I had my suspicions that the space of all the folders and files didn’t add up to the usage figures on the disk and after a few Powershell shenanigans I was proved right.