Setup Windows 11 without a Microsoft Account

I found myself configuring for the first time a new Windows 11 laptop for a client. I was used to configure the initial account in other Windows versions as a local user. This time the setup of Windows 11 without a Microsoft account was very tricky. After having a beer in one of my favorite …

Check Windows NTP Configuration Using The Command Prompt

The other day I got a client asking for help syncing time across all Windows 10 thin clients with their NTP server. After taking a walk around NYC and witnessing many hanging shoes I refreshed my head I found a useful way to check Windows NTP configuration using the command prompt. Using w32tm To Check …

Ping Command Examples in Brief

The ping command is one of the most common used commands in the IT field. After taking a walk in Brooklyn New York City I decided to put together some ping command examples to remember. Basic ping command The most basic ping command example would be to just ping itprohelper.com: You can also test your …

How to Create Backups Using Robocopy in Windows

I was given a task to backup some data from some Windows computers to a local NAS drive. There are many options out there, but I remembered I many years ago I used a tool called Robocopy. As usual, Windows eventually bought this company and now Robocopy is part of Windows command tools. Open your …