forfiles – run commands for each file in a location

forfiles allows command line users to run commands for each file in a location. Some of the tasks that the forfiles command can be used to do are deleting old files and renaming files. It a native command in Vista or newer. For WinXP you can find it in the Recource Kit.


forfiles -p "E:\VideoArchiv" -s -m *.asf -d -01.01.2014 -c "cmd /c echo @path >> E:\del.txt"

Verifying Active Directory Installation

Check the status of the shared SYSVOL

dcdiag /test:netlogons

Verify DNS registration and functionality

dcdiag /test:dns

Verify communication with other domain controllers

nltest /dclist: <domain name>

Verify replication with other domain controllers

dcdiag /test:replications

Verify the availability of the operations masters

dcdiag /s: domaincontroller /test:knowsofroleholders /verbose 
dcdiag /s: domaincontroller /test:fsmocheck

How to repair or fully rebuild Windows WMI Repository

For Windows Vista and newer try to run the following:

  1. Verify repo (If the result shown as inconsistent, go to step 2)
    winmgmt /verifyrepository
  2. Repair repo
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
  3. Verify repo to check again wmi repository had been repaired successfully
    winmgmt /verifyrepository

To fully rebuild the WMI Repository follow these steps:

  1. Disable and stop the winmgmt service (Disable is important, elso you can’t rename the folder in step 2)
  2. Rename C:\Windows\System32\wbem\repository
  3. Enable and start the winmgmt service
  4. Open a CMD prompt as Administrator
  5. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\wbem\
  6. Run the cmd (this will take a minute or so to complete)
    for /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof') do mofcomp %s
  7. Now run the cmd
    for /f %s in ('dir /b en-us\*.mfl') do mofcomp en-us\%s
  8. Now run the cmd
    for /f %s in ('dir /b de-DE\*.mfl') do mofcomp de-DE\%s
  9. Restart computer

ODD drive is not recognized in Windows 8.x/10

After you install Windows 8.x or Windows 10, you may find the CD/DVD drive is not recognized. Resolution:

Open Command Prompt as an Administrator and run the following command:

reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

Reboot the system and verify if the problem has been resolved.

Disable Apple HFS driver helps with Veeam Entpoint Backup and VSS errors

Do you have problems with Veeam Entpoint Backup or Windows Backup fails with VSS error 12289 on a iMac? Just disable the Apple HFS driver and reboot. I use Autoruns from Sysinternals for that:

After that you have no access to the OS X HFS partitions, but for me this is no problem. I haven’t use that any time.

Add a physical disk to VMware Fusion

1. Get Disk-ID from Disk (“disk1” in my case)
2. Open Terminal
3.Change current directory to:


4. Run vmware-rawdiskCreator with the right disk. This will create a new external-hdd.vmdk file in your home folder:

./vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disk1 fullDevice ~/external-hdd ide

5. Open Vm Config file (*.vmx) with TextEdit and add following lines:

ide1:1.present = "TRUE"
ide1:1.fileName = "external-hdd.vmdk"

6. save and quit