FIX: An error occured trying to connect the WSUS server by Bas Wijdenes

WSUS, the basics. During the weekend I updated all the servers at the customer. I expected everything to have gone well. On Monday morning I came to the office and found out that I had not updated the WSUS server itself.I then logged onto the server and then received this error message: Strange, because I … Continue reading FIX: An error occured trying to connect the WSUS server by Bas Wijdenes

FIX: Telnet not recognized internal or external command

Command Prompt and Telnet, the basics. I mainly use Telnet to test whether a port is open to a certain server or website. Suppose that e.g. port 25 is not open to an SMTP server, it cannot receive e-mails because e-mails go over port 25. This can deviate from port 25, but I will not … Continue reading FIX: Telnet not recognized internal or external command

How to find your device model name and serial number in Windows

Get the Device model name. In the tutorial I explain how you can find your device model in PowerShell and in Command Prompt. Command Prompt commands can also run in PowerShell. PowerShell is a tool more powerful than Command Prompt. With PowerShell you can do much more than Command Prompt. each new product from Microsoft … Continue reading How to find your device model name and serial number in Windows

How to create a new drive from an UNC path in PowerShell (or Command Prompt)

PowerShell or Command Prompt? PowerShell.Command prompt is no longer refreshed. Where PowerShell is now the ‘new’ default. Click here if you’d like to know how much it differs from each other. This post initially contained only Command Prompt.PowerShell has now been added. Are you missing anything? Then let me know in a comment. Let’s create … Continue reading How to create a new drive from an UNC path in PowerShell (or Command Prompt)

How to turn your laptop in a hotspot by Bas Wijdenes

Why would you? In the student house where I lived for a while, the WiFi was so bad that my cell phone could not connect.Remember that this was 8 years ago. the network adapters of telephones were not as good as those of a laptop. Every room had an Ethernet connection, so I came up … Continue reading How to turn your laptop in a hotspot by Bas Wijdenes