Category Archives: Windows

Windows Server – How to Properly Turn Off the Windows Firewall in Windows Server 2008 and Above

There are still situations in which it is necessary to turn off the firewall, and there are supported methods for doing so that don’t involve stopping or disabling the service. In Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, the firewall can … Continue reading

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NetSH Changing Your IP Address

Changing your IP information requires two commands, one for your IP address, subnet mask and default gateway and another for  your DNS settings. In order to change your IP address we use the netsh command, the exact command you want … Continue reading

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Start or stop Windows update service

Windows update service can be started from command line(CMD) using the below command. net start wuauserv Example: C:\Users\Administrator>net start wuauserv The Windows Update service is starting. The Windows Update service was started successfully. Update service can be stopped using the … Continue reading

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netsh interface show interface

First, the network name is likely “Ethernet”, not “Local Area Connection”. To find out the name you can do this: netsh interface show interface Which will show the name under the “Interface Name” column (shown here in bold): Admin State … Continue reading

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netsh Command Line

Usage: netsh [-a AliasFile] [-c Context] [-r RemoteMachine] [-u [DomainName\]UserName] [-p Password | *] [Command | -f ScriptFile] The following commands are available: Commands in this context: ?              – Displays a list of commands. add            – Adds a configuration entry … Continue reading

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