Posts Tagged ‘command prompt’

BitLocker Bypass on Windows 10 Through Upgrades

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

This is potentially a major security issue for BitLocker protected devices that run Windows 10 … and so far, there’s no fix yet.

A security researcher discovered a new issue in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that allows attackers to gain access to BitLocker encrypted data. A post on the Win-Fu blog highlights the method. Basically, what the method does is exploit a troubleshooting feature that is enabled during the upgrade process.


Open Relative Command Prompt or Explorer Windows Quickly

Friday, October 28th, 2016

These days, most people generally don’t use the command prompt often as was they did years ago, but this is still a cool trick.

When it comes to opening command prompt windows or Windows Explorer / File Explorer windows, there is often a way to accomplish this faster. How would you for instance open a command prompt window that uses the same path as the open Explorer window quickly? Would you select File > Open command prompt > Open Command Prompt in File Explorer? Hold down the Shift-key while you right-click on the folder you want as the starting folder of a command prompt window? Use a third-party program that adds an option to the shell directly? Open Command Prompt manually and navigate to the folder manually as well?


The New Features of the Windows 10 Command Prompt

Monday, October 13th, 2014

It’s interesting that Microsoft is spending time and resources to improve the command prompt. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that it’s been at least a decade or so since the last time that the command prompt was changed or improved.

If you have played around on a Windows 10 Preview system you may have noticed that it features an improved command prompt. While you won’t notice that right away, as it looks just like always, you will quickly notice changes when you try and paste into the command prompt or copy contents displayed there to the clipboard.


Copy CMD Output Directly to the Clipboard

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Cool trick! I’ve been a DOS user since the early 1980s, but this is a new one on me …

The Windows command line prompt can be handy at times and sometimes even the only option to execute a specific command in the operating system. You sometimes may need to copy the output of a command to the Windows Clipboard, for instance to use the output in another application. Most users that I know handle this either by sending the output to a file with the > filename.ext command or by frantically trying to figure out a way to select and copy the output contents in the command prompt window directly.


Script Driven Serial Switch Functions …

Friday, July 30th, 2010

In most cases, the purpose of a serial switch is to provide on-demand, remote access and/or out of band access to command functions on network equipment located at distant locations. However, there are also cases where a serial switch is configured to run command scripts, in order to perform upgrades, stress tests or other functions. In these cases, where scripts are used to control serial switch functions, it’s often helpful to be able to configure the serial switch to conform with scripts that may have been written for another platform.


TSM Series Console Servers – An Easy Way to Switch from DB9 to RJ45

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

WTI’s TSM series console sever products offers all of the convenient features found in our RSM series console servers, but with RJ45 connectors instead of DB9 connectors and a smaller form factor for high port density models. If you currently own an RSM series console server, the TSM offers a seamless solution for switching from DB9 format ports and cables to RJ45 format ports and cables.