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Windows: Start an Windows APP from command line


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this post describes how to start a Windows App from command line. Windows Apps cannot be started by calling the exe file in the C:\program files\WindowsApps\xxx folder. This can/must be done my using the explorer.exe.

The Syntax is


C:\> explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\%PackageFamilyNameOfTheApp%!%AppId%

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Powershell: Export/Convert a X509 Certificate to pem format

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powershell respectively the .NET framework does not offer a method to export a X509 certificate in PEM format. The pem format is a Base64 encoded view from the raw data with a header and a footer.

An example to export the machine certificate (with Thumbprint: 1C0381278083E3CB026E46A7FF09FC4B79543D) of an computer
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Powershell/Excel: Check if a excel document contains macros

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this script can be used to check if excel contains some active code. It opens the excel file in an safe way and looks for VB content and write the full file path to the console if macros are found.
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Windows: Change application for a file extension from command line

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Windows has two command line utilities to alter the application associated with a file extension.
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ActiveDirectory: Determine the kms activation server by DNS

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to determine the KMS, the server to activate Windows installations, you can query the DNS by nslookup.
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