Change default profile folder Location

Some times we can´t control what users have in profiles so we need to avoid that the %systemroot% be with no space available.

We can change the default location to another disk. To do it we can change in registry, “ProfilesDirectory” Location.

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]


Just change it to the location that you pretend such as “d:\users”.

Hope that this can be useful.


Backup Persistent Routes

Routes added by using the -p option are stored in the registry under the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip \Parameters\PersistentRoutes

To backup you just need to export this Key.

Manage Process Handles (handle.exe)

To check what handle’s are in use by certain process I will use handle.exe from sysinternals. You can download and read more about here

Type handle.exe /? in command prompt to check witch options you have available. Read more of this post

Why Microsoft Security Essentials

You can choose from several Anti Virus products but if we are working with an Microsoft operating System, and other Microsoft products like office, windows live and other Microsoft products  why not to use there own anti virus software and tools? Read more of this post

WMIC – OS information

You can use Wmic command line tool to gather some information of your operating system. Read more of this post

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