Enable Verbose Service Startup/Shutdown Messages on Windows

Open up regedit.exe and head to the following key, creating it if the key path isn’t there:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Once you are there, create a new 32-bit DWORD on the right-hand side named VerboseStatus, giving it a value of 1.

Now when you start up or shut down, you’ll see more verbose messages telling you what is taking so long.

I have created lazy way to do it, just copy the code below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"VerboseStatus"=dword:00000001

Save as .reg file and run as administrator as we need to edit the HKLM.

I have tested this on Windows 7 SP 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update)

Bare Metal Recovery with LOGICnow MAX Backup

LOGICnow MAX Backup can be used to recover a system from scratch.

Bare metal recovery allows you to recover your system directly to bare hardware (or VM) without a prior OS installation and return to its previous state.

Supported operating systems (as of 2016-10-06):

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 / 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2

Operating system requirement applies to the source computer and to the computer on which the bootable media is created.

To get started:

  1. Go to MAX Backup Additional Tools page, from the ‘BARE METAL RECOVERY’ section, select either .EXE download (for creating bootable USB drive) or .ISO download (for creating bootable DVD drive)
  2. Install or burn the Bare Metal Recovery tool on your USB drive or DVD drive.
  3. Boot the USB drive / DVD drive you just created (Make sure the BIOS/UEFI settings are intact. If you boot in a mode that isn’t compatible with the firmware used on the source computer, the restore session will fail.)
  4. Configure or confirm network settings using the command line options (use number to perform the task)
  5. Backup Manager wizard will open in a chromium-embedded browser, enter the backup device configuration.
  6. Go to Restore » Bare Metal Recovery » adjust the settings as appropriate.
  7. Choose the data to restore.
  8. Finally, click ‘Restore’ to begin the restore process.

How to Repair a .pst file

This solution will usually also fix any Outlook that having stuck issues while on ‘Loading Profile’ screen
Outlook 2016 Loading Profile
Outlook 2016 Loading Profile
  1. Exit Outlook, and browse to <drive>:\Program Files — or, if you see a Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive, browse to that instead. For example, C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86).For Office 2016 use this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
  2. In the Search box, type Scanpst.exe.

If the search doesn’t find Scanpst.exe, try searching in the alternative folder mentioned in step 2, above — Program Files or Program Files (x86).

  1. Double-click Scanpst.exe.
  2. In the Enter the name of the file you want to scan box, enter the name of the .pst file you want the tool to check, or click Browse to select the file.
  3. By default, a new log file is created during the scan. Or, you can click Options and choose not to have a log created, or to have the results appended to an existing log file.
  4. Click Start.

If the scan finds errors, you’re prompted to start the repair process to fix them.

The scan creates a backup file during the repair process. To change the default name or location of this backup file, in the Enter name of the backup file box, enter a new name, or click Browse to select the file you want to use.

  1. Click Repair.A copy of the log file is saved to the same folder as the .pst file.
  2. Start Outlook with the profile that contains the Outlook Data File that you repaired.
  3. Switch to the Folder List view in the Folder Pane by pressing Ctrl+6.

In the Folder Pane, you might see a folder named Recovered Personal Folders that contains your default Outlook folders or a Lost and Found folder. Although the repair process might recreate some of the folders, they may be empty. The Lost and Found folder contain any folders and items recovered by the repair tool that Outlook can’t place in their original structure.

You can create an Outlook Data File, and drag the items in the Lost and Found folder into the new data file. After you’ve moved all the items, you can remove the Recovered Personal Folders (.pst) file. This includes the Lost and Found folder.

If you can open the original Outlook Data File, you may be able to recover additional items. The Inbox Repair tool creates a backup file with the same name as the original, but with a .bak extension, and saves it in the same folder. You may be able to recover items from the backup file that the Inbox Repair tool couldn’t recover.

To recover items from the backup (.bak) file, make a copy of it and give the copy a new name with a .pst extension, such as bak.pst. Import the bak.pst file into Outlook, and then use the Import and Export Wizard to import any additional recovered items into the newly created .pst file.

Allows Standard User to Run an Application as Administrator

How to Create a Shortcut that allows a Standard User to Run an Application as Administrator

Want to allow a standard user account to run an application as administrator without a UAC or password prompt? You can easily create a shortcut that uses the runas command with the /savecred switch, which saves the password.

Note that using /savecred could be considered a security hole – a standard user will be able to use the runas /savecred command to run any command as administrator without entering a password. However, it’s still useful for situations where this doesn’t matter much – perhaps you want to allow a child’s standard user account to run a game as Administrator without asking you.

Enabling the Administrator Account

First you’ll need to enable the built-in Administrator account, which is disabled by default.

To do so, search for Command Prompt in the Start menu, right-click the Command Prompt shortcut, and select Run as administrator.

Run the following command in the elevated Command Prompt window that appears:

net user administrator /active:yes

The Administrator user account is now enabled, although it has no password.

To set a password, open the Control Panel, select User Accounts and Family Safety, and select User Accounts. Click the Manage another account link in the User Accounts window.

Select the Administrator account, click Create a password, and create a password for the Administrator account.

Creating the Shortcut

Now we’ll create a new shortcut that launches the application with Administrator privileges.

Right-click the desktop (or elsewhere), point to New, and select Shortcut.

Enter a command based on the following one into the box that appears:

runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator /savecred “C:\Path\To\Program.exe

Replace ComputerName with the name of your computer and C:\Path\To\Program.exe with the full path of the program you want to run. For example, if your computer’s name was Laptop and you wanted to run CCleaner, you’d enter the following path:

runas /user:Laptop\Administrator /savecred “C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe”

Enter a name for the shortcut.

To select an icon for your new shortcut, right-click it and select Properties.

Click the Change Icon button in the Properties window.

Select an icon for your shortcut. For example, you can browser to CCleaner.exe and choose an icon associated with it. If you’re using an other program, browse to its .exe file and select your preferred icon.

The first time you double-click your shortcut, you’ll be prompted to enter the Administrator account’s password, which you created earlier.

This password will be saved – the next time you double-click the shortcut, the application will launch as Administrator without asking you for a password.


As we mentioned above, the standard user account now has the ability to run any application as Administrator without entering a password (using the runas /savecred command to launch any .exe file), so bear that in mind.

The Administrator password is saved in the Windows Credential Manager – if you want to remove the saved password, you can do it from there.

Run the UniFi controller as a Windows service

Readers will learn how to run the UniFi controller software as a Windows service.

Windows services are often useful since they are “background” applications which don’t require any attention on the part of the end-user. In this way, the service will launch upon startup, without any intervention on the part of the user.

The steps to enable this service are outlined below:

Steps


  1. Close any instances of the UniFi software on the controller
  2. Open the command prompt as an Administrator
  3. Locate the java installation directory.
    Java 7 is usually found at “C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin”;
    Java 8 has a symbolic link, which is already added to PATH, so you should be able to skip step 4.
  4. Add the dir above to the PATH (as seen under Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings)
  5. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator, then change directory to the location of UniFi in your computer, using the command “cd”
  6. Andy’s tips: if you are following the default installation location, you can use this one line: “cd “%userprofile%\Ubiquiti UniFi”
  7. Type “java -jar lib\ace.jar installsvc

If you are using Windows x64 please install both the x86 AND the x64 version of Java otherwise the service will not properly start. Make sure to define both x86 and x64 paths in environmental variables too. See THIS page for download details.

When upgrading the service first run “java -jar lib\ace.jar uninstallsvc” (may vary depending on where you run command from) to remove the old the service. Update the UniFI controller. After the update is complete, run “java -jar lib\ace.jar installsvc” to install the service for the updated controller instance.

If you simply stop the service, then start the service you will have duplicate services running. 

Video tutorial

Source: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/205144550-UniFi-Run-the-controller-as-a-Windows-service