Sunday, February 12, 2017

How to list Active Directory groups for a pc and user.

I have been using Microsoft Group Policy more lately and would like to post this as a reminder.

A good troubleshooting tool for group policy is the command "gpresult /r"

This should be run from the command prompt as the user logged in.

This will show which policies have been applied as well as list the active directory groups the user and computer are a member of.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Windows 10 Anniversary update hangs at spinning balls.

I just attempted to install the Windows 10 Anniversary update and upon reboot the computer seemed to hang on the spinning dots or balls.

After letting it sit for over 8 hours i had to hard power cycle it. Upon restart again the pc started to roll back the changes.

I thought i was in the clear but the next time windows updates ran it did the same thing and hung at the same black screen with spinning dots.

After hours of research i found a tip that worked.

The next time I ran windows updates it hung again at the same screen.

I simply unplugged the wireless mouse receiver and the screen progressed to a Windows screen with the prgress percentage.

Not sure it this will work for everyone but
ItFixed it for me.