Category Archives: Windows

Pingsweep with Windows CLI

I just happened to find myself with the requirement of performing a ping sweep of the local /24 network under Windows without installing any additional software or tools. Turns out you can do that quite easily via the commandline:

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Creating dummy files in Windows

If you want to create dummy files in Windows you can simple create them by using fsutil:

So in order to create a bulk file which is 1 GB in size you can go with:

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Parsing a line based hosts file to Firefox under Windows

I just needed to parse a line based file containing hosts and access the hosts with Firefox under Windows in multiple tabs. Here is what I did:

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Enhanced security controlls for Internet Explorer on windows servers

Due to enforced security controlls you will often find yourself unable to access any website while running the Internet Explorer on a windows server. This is related towards the Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC). You can manually disable it by jumping … Continue reading

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Dumping of installed programs and services within Windows

I use the following snippets to dump installed programs on Windows machines via WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Commandline):

The output can be processed as CSV

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