Top 10: Windows Firewall Netsh Commands

  10. Query firewall rules: One of the first things you’ll probably need to use netsh for is to discover Windows Firewall’s current configuration properties. You can query Windows Firewall settings using the following netsh command: netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all   9. Enable and disable Windows Firewall: It’s typically a best practice to…

Office 365 Howto stop passwords from expiring

When you have loaded up the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell simply type the following: You will then be asked to type in the credentials of an Office 365 administrator account.Fill that in. Once you are authenticated simply type: This will turn off password expiration for all of your Office 365 accounts,…

Kill a stuck VM on VMware ESXi with esxtop

Sometimes it is necessary to kill a running virtual machine process (eg. if there is locked file). You need to know the Leader World ID from the VM that needs to be killed. First, run esxtop command from the shell: Press c to switch to the CPU resource utilization screen. Press Shift+v to limit the view to…