Enable the Recycle Bin on server 2012

To enable the Recycle Bin on server 2012

First go to tools

open the active directory administrative center

The go to domain local right click or go to the right of the screen at the bottom

And enable Recycle Bin

Then ok for the following

Note: once you enabled the Recycle Bin it cannot be disabled again

Starting from enabling Recycle Bin now if you delete and object it will be found under Deleted Objects located on


Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal]



Tired of running Calc everytime you want to convert a hexadecimal number to decimal Now you can convert hex to decimal and vice versa with this simple command-line utility.

Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal]

Include x or 0x as the prefix of the number to specify a hexadecimal value.
e.g. To translate 1233 decimal to hexadecimal: hex2dec 1233
e.g. To translate 0x1233 decimal to hexadecimal: hex2dec 0x1233


Displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more



How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version? If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen.

Because BGInfo simply writes a new desktop bitmap and exits, you don’t have to worry about it consuming system resources or interfering with other applications.

Sysinternals BgInfo

Installation and Use

See Mark’s Windows IT Pro Magazine  Power Tools article for a primer on using BgInfo. If you have questions or problems, please visit theSysinternals BgInfo Forum.

By placing BGInfo in your Startup folder, you can ensure that the system information being displayed is up to date each time you boot. Once you’ve settled on the information to be displayed, use the command-line option /timer:0 to update the display without showing the dialog box.

You can also use the Windows Scheduler to run BGInfo on a regular basis to ensure long-running systems are kept up to date.

If you create a BGInfo configuration file (using the File|Save Settingsmenu item) you can automatically import and use those settings on other systems by adding the /I<path> or /iq<path> command line option.


Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor.

Active Directory Explorer v1.4


Snapshots of an AD database for off-line viewing and comparisons


Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit permissions, view an object’s schema, and execute sophisticated searches that you can save and re-execute.

AD Explorer also includes the ability to save snapshots of an AD database for off-line viewing and comparisons. When you load a saved snapshot, you can navigate and explore it as you would a live database. If you have two snapshots of an AD database you can use AD Explorer’s comparison functionality to see what objects, attributes and security permissions changed between them.



AccessEnum uses standard Windows security APIs to populate its listview with read, write and deny access information.

AccessEnum v1.32



While the flexible security model employed by Windows NT-based systems allows full control over security and file permissions, managing permissions so that users have appropriate access to files, directories and Registry keys can be difficult. There’s no built-in way to quickly view user accesses to a tree of directories or keys. AccessEnum gives you a full view of your file system and Registry security settings in seconds, making it the ideal tool for helping you for security holes and lock down permissions where necessary.


How It Works

AccessEnum uses standard Windows security APIs to populate its listview with read, write and deny access information.






How to convert Physical Disk to Virtual Disk

Disk2vhd v1.63


How to convert Physical Disk to Virtual Disk


Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).

The Zip file


the exe file



The Disk2vhd user interface lists the volumes present on the system:

It will create one VHD for each disk on which selected volumes reside. It preserves the partitioning information of the disk, but only copies the data contents for volumes on the disk that are selected. This enables you to capture just system volumes and exclude data volumes, for example.

Note: Virtual PC supports a maximum virtual disk size of 127GB. If you create a VHD from a larger disk it will not be accessible from a Virtual PC VM.

To use VHDs produced by Disk2vhd, create a VM with the desired characteristics and add the VHDs to the VM’s configuration as IDE disks. On first boot, a VM booting a captured copy of Windows will detect the VM’s hardware and automatically install drivers, if present in the image. If the required drivers are not present, install them via the Virtual PC or Hyper-V integration components. You can also attach to VHDs using the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Management or Diskpart utilities.

Note: do not attach to VHDs on the same system on which you created them if you plan on booting from them. If you do so, Windows will assign the VHD a new disk signature to avoid a collision with the signature of the VHD’s source disk. Windows references disks in the boot configuration database (BCD) by disk signature, so when that happens Windows booted in a VM will fail to locate the boot disk.

Disk2vhd runs Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and higher, including x64 systems.

Here’s a screenshot of a copy of a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V system running in a virtual machine on top of the system it was made 





Tool for checking for a domain

Whois v1.11

Tool for checking for a domain



Whois performs the registration record for the domain name or IP address that you specify.



Usage: whois domainname [whois.server]

Domainname can be either a DNS name (e.g. http://www.sysinternals.com) or IP address (e.g.


Whois performs the registration record for the domain name or IP address that you specify.

Go to the following link

Download the following



the right click extract to any path in my example to the c:/

then open the CMD

and run the following

cd (path name)

if its on the rood then cd\

whois.exe wordpress.com