Windows 10 – How to reset Local Administrator Pswd

October 7, 2017

Let’s say you need to get access to a PC that has an Administrator password. But you don’t know it… ?

Solution :

This the simple procedure to get in :

1. Get a Boot CD or a Windows installation CD (Boot USB will do as well)

2. Next start up the Boot CD and go to the CMD prompt


3. Go to the the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\



4. Copy the CMD.EXE to CMD1.EXE and renmame it to UTILMAN.EXE

Normally the Windows KEY + U combination will bring up this screen before you logon.


5. Restart the PC… and press Windows Key + U at logon screen

After the modifications the key combination will bring up the CMD


6. Now use this command to add a new Administrat User :



This will add a new user to with admin rights to the PC to login …

7. Use this command to activate the built in Administrator or reset the password.

NET USER Administrator P@$$w0rd /Add

NET USER Administrator activate:yes



Windows 10 – Offline Files not Available (Where did the Online Button Go ?)

October 4, 2017

In windows 7 using the file Explorer you could a button to work back online when you have been offine.

Example after making a VPN connection to your home base, you could switch to work online for all offline files and folders.

In Windows 10 this feature seem to have disappeared ?

But not realy ….

Solution :

Once you are offline first connect back using a VPN connection to your server….

And in the File Explorer go to EASY ACCESS  next click work OFFLINE ?

This is the confusing part… even if you are working offline you need to click it again Smile


You can monitor the status bar of the file eplorer at the bottom it should change to ONLINE


the funny part is that the label of the Butto Work Offline will never change to ONLINE Confused smile

If this does not work in your case you can try to add this registry key, reboot and try again….

Add : SilentForcedAutoReconnect


It did work in my case Smile

Enjoy !!

Windows Core IoT – Remote access on a Raspberry PI3

October 1, 2017

This is the procedure to configure remote access to Windows IoT on a RPI3


1. First Activate the REMOTE Access on your RPI3

Open connection to your RPI3 using the Web Portal,

and go to REMOTE to active Remote Access



2. Next install the Remote Display App from the App Store on your Windows 10 PC


After Download you can start the App to connect to your RPI3



Windows – Removing CBS.Log

September 28, 2017


Over time the CBS.log can grow to serveral Gigabytes !




Solution :

Deleting the CBS.log not possible because it is locked by the Process TrustedInstaller.

To solve this you need to stop the Service Windows Modules Installer



Next remove the CBS.log and start the service again.

Windows 10 – System Restore Error 0x80070091

April 24, 2017

When you encounter a Windows 10 System Restore Error 0x80070091


This is the work around to fix it :

1. Boot into safe mode.

2. Right click on the start button, left click on Command Prompt (Admin) Window will appear with a Command Prompt ending with >

3. takeown /f “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps”
/r /d Y

Press Enter. Wait for it to finish and go back to Command Prompt>

4. icacls “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps”
/grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t

Press Enter. You will get a message:  Successfully processed xxxxx files: Failed to process 0 files

5. rd /s “C:\Program Files\Windows Apps”

Press Enter. It will ask you to confirm.  Yes. This will delete
the folder.

6. Now Reboot your computer and System Restore should work.

More Fix Options you can find here :

Windows 10 – How to change the Library position in the File Explorer

April 6, 2017

One of the most enervating things I ran into in Windows 10 compare to prior versions, was the position of where the Libraries was in the Windows File Explorer

Before it was on top above “This PC”, now you find in at the bottom Sad smile


This makes you click and scroll like hell !


Open REGET and go for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}


Change the SORT ORDER form 84 Decimal to 56 RegKey

SortOrderIndex DWORD

54 (hex) = Below This PC
42 (hex) = Above This PC


More Tips  here :

Enjoy !

Windows 10 – How to install Mono on Bash / Ubuntu

January 14, 2017

To get going first go here :

Next read the steps to install it :

1. Installing the Mono Framework





After installation the Mono Framework is located in :





2. Testing the DotNet Framework

Once installed you can test it using the Hello Mono World Example :

First copy the Hello.cs to the Root folder (keep in mind that File Names are CASE SENSITIVE in Linux)


You can as well build GUI applications, but run it make sure you have the Xserver running first.


Otherwise you will see this error appearing.



So now we know there is a DotNet Framework installed on Linux, we can start scripting Winking smile

…. What about PowerShell on Linux or Mac … ?

Well after you got the DotNET installed on Linux you can add PowerShell too 🙂

Start here :





Enjoy !