Debloat Windows 10
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Trying to Debloat Windows 10 is getting ridiculous and as a system admin it is soul crushing to see all that performance go to waste on the botched attempt by Microsoft to do an Appstore and its apps (I’m looking at you Candy Crush). Luckily some admins have worked tirelessly to give us a solution that works considerably well. Lets Start!


Virtualization Introduction
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a virtualization introduction and when you should be using it. In the follow-up videos, I will go into using the hypervisor, creating VMs and maintenance.


Commiting Changes to Docker images and containers
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a walkthrough of how to commit changes to docker images and containers. You need to do this if you make configuration changes to any docker images. By committing changes to the docker images you can backup and clone them.


Moving Unifi Access Point to another Unifi Controller
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough goes over moving Unifi access point to another Unifi controller. To remove APs from a Unifi Controller you need to reset the APs and then either discover them or manually SSH set-inform the devices.


How to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell 
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough shows you how to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell. Windows Server 2016 Core is a great minimal install of windows server but doesn’t come with any desktop experience. This means we will be doing everything via command prompt or PowerShell for the initial setup. The great thing is you use Powershell and RSAT from a Windows 10 machine and working on the server is a snap. You get the ease of administration and the reliability and compact design of Core.


Changing file permissions using PowerShell
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Use the following script for changing file permissions using PowerShell. I use this script when command line takeown and icacls fail. Obviously, run from an elevated PowerShell prompt or by typing ‘powershell’ from elevated cmd.


Taking Databases Offline and/or Dropping through SQL Query
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The following SQL query is for taking databases offline, drop the offline databases, or bring them all back online. This affects every database in your SQL instance, so be very careful when using these. The following three queries will save you a considerable amount of time if repurposing an instance.


Get rid of Amazon Fire Launcher without root access
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This How-To shows you how to get rid of Amazon Fire Launcher without root access. Amazon Fire 5.3.3 OS can’t be downgraded or rooted, and since the Fire tablet line auto-updates, this leads many folks with the horrible experience of using the Fire OS with their gimped store/subscriptions.


Report Nvidia-smi Temperature to Nagios
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Here is a custom script that reports the nvidia-smi temperature of the Nvidia cards in your system using NRPE. Conversely,  NRPE performs much better than NCPA and my protocol of choice.