Category Archives: How-Tos

Reset Windows Server 2012 Password

These instructions were actually used on a test VM running Server 2012 R2. You will need the Windows Server installation disc or any ERD that will allow you to get to the C:\Windows\System32\ folder and rename/copy some files. If using the Installation.

Enable BitLocker using commands

Here are some useful commands to work with BitLocker Drive Encryption (manage-bde). I had to use these commands on a computer with a built-in TPM to enable BitLocker while having access only to a remote command prompt tool: Check current encryption status: more

How to work with Nickname Cache (nk2) files in Outlook 2013 and 2016

These versions of Outlook don't use .nk2 files anymore. The cached emails are saved in: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache (which is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache) And the actual file is called: Stream_AutoComplete_0_{GUID}.dat I had to do this because of a migration to Office 365. To copy (migrate) the information.