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Archive for the ‘Windows 10’ Category

Reminder of Windows 10 update “What’s New” location

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/02

If you forgot what Microsoft has added, look for a file named like this:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Getstarted_7.3.20251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\WhatsNew.Store.exe

Disregard any warnings you find through the above link: it is a legit file installed during Windows 10 update.

–jeroen

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Research list: getting rid of the Windows 10 Delivery Content data and service

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/15

Not sure yet if this is still possible, but on my research list as it pollutes low-resource Windows 10 VMs and computers the Delivery Content:

–jeroen

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Deleting the WebCache database – The IE browser cache | Apttech’s Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/15

[WayBack] Deleting the WebCache database – The IE browser cache | Apttech’s Blog quotes from WayBack: C drive space is using up on terminal server after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – AsiaTech: Microsoft Azure & Development:

With the new cache implementation, the cache files are saved in %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\ folder. And, the cache files will be created when a new user logs on.

Actually, the database is a file named WebCacheV01.dat in the cache folder, and its initial size could be around 20-32MB. The size of this file will keep increasing along with you browse more and more websites.

save the below contents into ClearIECache.cmd file and try to fun this file.

echo OFF
net stop COMSysApp
taskkill /F /IM dllhost.exe
taskkill /F /IM taskhost.exe
taskkill /F /IM taskhostex.exe
del /Q %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\*.*
net start COMSysApp
echo ON

Furthermore, you’d better deploy the batch file to a logoff script of your local GPO, here are the steps.

Related:

–jeroen

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Windows events for Remote Desktop connections

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/25

Some notes and links, as eventually I want to react on Windows events raised for successful Remote Desktop connections.

Log-files:

  • Name Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Admin
  • Path %SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager%4Admin.evtx
  • Name Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Operational
  • Path %SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager%4Operational.evtx

EventID 25:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager" Guid="{5D896912-022D-40AA-A3A8-4FA5515C76D7}" /> 
<EventID>25</EventID> 
<Version>0</Version> 
<Level>4</Level> 
<Task>0</Task> 
<Opcode>0</Opcode> 
<Keywords>0x1000000000000000</Keywords> 
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-02-06T13:48:02.978377900Z" /> 
<EventRecordID>5358</EventRecordID> 
<Correlation ActivityID="{F4203346-1BFB-421E-8668-C7503D590000}" /> 
<Execution ProcessID="308" ThreadID="12552" /> 
<Channel>Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Operational</Channel> 
<Computer>MACHINE-NAME.subdomain.domain</Computer> 
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /> 
</System>
<UserData>
<EventXML xmlns="Event_NS">
<User>DOMAIN\jeroen</User> 
<SessionID>2</SessionID> 
<Address>192.168.1.42</Address> 
</EventXML>
</UserData>
</Event>

Links on the events:

Links on triggers and scripts running because of events:

 

 

 

–jeroen

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How to remove (disable or hide) User Accounts on the Windows 10 Login Screen – Make Tech Easier

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/11

Works on my systems too (I think it works from Windows XP on) to hide users from the home screen: [WayBackHow to Hide User Accounts on the Windows 10 Login Screen – Make Tech Easier.

Show only the last logged on user, but add a switch-user dialog

Run the below .reg file on your machine, or manually add this key (does not need any value): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\DomainStyleLogon

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\DomainStyleLogon]

Note the empty line at the end of the .reg file: that is by intention.

This will show the last logged-on user on the home screen, but still allows users to perform a switch to other users.

Related: [WayBack] ALWAYS display the last / default user Windows 7 welcome screen

Disable the users on the logon screen from interactive logon

Warning: do NOT disable your administrator user this way!

For why not, see the various users that lost access: [WayBackHide User Accounts on Windows 7 Logon – Windows 7 IT Pro > Windows 7 User Interface

  1. use net user on the command prompt to list the usernames and note the username you want to hide from the login screen
  2. run regedit to edit the registry
  3. ensure this registry key exists HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  4. Under that key, create a new key SpecialAccounts
  5. Under the SpecialAccounts key, create a new key UserList
  6. Under the UserList key, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value with the Value name equal to the username and the Value data to zero (0, which is the default)
  7. Reboot
  8. Observe that user is not on the login window any more.

Example:

If you lost access because of SpecialAccounts

If you would like to unhide the hidden Administrator account on Windows 7:

  1. Boot a Windows 7 Installation DVD or ISO
  2. go to command prompt and type regedit -it
  3. click on HKLM hive and
  4. next navigate File>>Load hive
  5. navigate to C:\Windows\System32\config folder and choose `SOFTWARE` file load it and assign this hive any name for example REM_SOFTWARE
  6. open key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\REM_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  7. remove the Administrator account
    • or better way remove the whole key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\REM_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts

–jeroen

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