Category Archives: Windows Client

How to View a Wireless Network Password

Nice one this…very simple way to view the password for a wireless connection.

Open an Admin Command Prompt and enter the following command:

  • netsh wlan show profiles

The output from this command will include the SSID of the wireless network – make a note of it and include it in the next command replacing xxxx

  • netsh wlan show profile name=xxxx key=clear

The output of this command will include the password in clear text.

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Custom Start Screen

Just a couple of quick PowerShell commands that can be used to create a Server 2012 R2 custom Start Screen.

Set up the Start Screen as required and then run this:

  • Export-StartLayout -As BIN -Path C:\Temp\CustomStartScreenLayout.bin

Use this to import.

  • Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath C:\Temp\CustomStartScreenLayout -MountPath c:\

The import line can be used in a script as part of an SCCM/MDT Task Sequence.