OK – I made it through the Master of Science degree program…was not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.
With only the book binding left, I reflect upon my progress.
I would like to count myself lucky as being able to be dangerous with both system administration and development tasks. I believe it was quite valuable to step outside my traditional system administration role and put on the “hat” of a software coder for a bit.
For any that are interested, I will be posting my source code, along with a compiled version on https://sourceforge.net/projects/remotedesktopad/
A useful trick for running commands as the NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM account – launch a command prompt as the system.
This is useful for testing certain install processes or for killing some tasks that belong to the system. SCCM installation simulation is a good example.
- Open a command prompt as an administrator.
- Create a scheduled task to launch the “other” command window
at [time in the future] /interactive cmd
- At your future time, if all is well, a new command window will appear, ready for use.
- Remember that the SYSTEM account is only powerful on the local machine!
- Remember to close the command window when finished…if you log out, it will stick for the next user that logs in!