Windows 8 Tips and Trix…

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July 24, 2014 by aubreykloppers

I am busy building a TS Server on a Windows 8 VM and needed a couple of things to get it working.  Here are a couple of tricks:

Reboot via CMD:

  • shutdown -r — restarts
  • shutdown -s — shutsdown
  • shutdown -l — logoff
  • shutdown -t xx — where xx is number of seconds to wait till shutdown/restart/logoff
  • shutdown -i — gives you a dialog box to fill in what function you want to use
  • shutdown -a — aborts the previous shutdown command….very handy!

Updating VIA Proxy:

  • Open CMD (As Administrator)
  • netsh winhttp set proxy proxyservername:portnumber,

Upgrading to 8.1:

  • Go to STORE.
  • Choose 8.1

Change Key from cmd:

  • slmgr /ipk xxxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx…

Activate by Phone:

  • Press the Windows + R to open the Run dialog, type slui.exe 4, press Enter

Multiple Desktop Sessions:

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