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How to See Load Avarage on Windows server with command line

I need to prepare a document called Operational Readiness Test (ORT) for a Windows server which will be going to production soon in that regards its necessery to fill-in the ORT document form the server load avarage. Here is how to get a Windows load avarage from command line:

C:\> wmic cpu get loadpercentage
LoadPercentage
1

alternative way to get Windows system load avarage data is with a short BAT  for loop

C:\> @for /f “skip=1” %p in (‘wmic cpu get loadpercentage’) do @echo %p%
%p%
1%
%

That’s all now we have Windows Load Avarage. Note that this command should work on Windows 7 / 8 / Windows server 2012. Haven’t tested that on Windows XP and NT 4.0 but I guess it should be working too.

wmic command is very interesting one I advise you check out its complete help:
C:\> wmic /?
[global switches]

The following global switches are available:
/NAMESPACE Path for the namespace the alias operate against.
/ROLE Path for the role containing the alias definitions.
/NODE Servers the alias will operate against.
/IMPLEVEL Client impersonation level.
/AUTHLEVEL Client authentication level.
/LOCALE Language id the client should use.
/PRIVILEGES Enable or disable all privileges.
/TRACE Outputs debugging information to stderr.
/RECORD Logs all input commands and output.
/INTERACTIVE Sets or resets the interactive mode.
/FAILFAST Sets or resets the FailFast mode.
/USER User to be used during the session.
/PASSWORD Password to be used for session login.
/OUTPUT Specifies the mode for output redirection.
/APPEND Specifies the mode for output redirection.
/AGGREGATE Sets or resets aggregate mode.
/AUTHORITY Specifies the for the connection.
/?[:<BRIEF|FULL>] Usage information.

For more information on a specific global switch, type: switch-name /?

The following alias/es are available in the current role:
ALIAS – Access to the aliases available on the local system
BASEBOARD – Base board (also known as a motherboard or system boa
rd) management.
BIOS – Basic input/output services (BIOS) management.
BOOTCONFIG – Boot configuration management.
CDROM – CD-ROM management.
COMPUTERSYSTEM – Computer system management.
CPU – CPU management.
CSPRODUCT – Computer system product information from SMBIOS.
DATAFILE – DataFile Management.
DCOMAPP – DCOM Application management.
DESKTOP – User’s Desktop management.
DESKTOPMONITOR – Desktop Monitor management.
DEVICEMEMORYADDRESS – Device memory addresses management.
DISKDRIVE – Physical disk drive management.
DISKQUOTA – Disk space usage for NTFS volumes.
DMACHANNEL – Direct memory access (DMA) channel management.
ENVIRONMENT – System environment settings management.
FSDIR – Filesystem directory entry management.
GROUP – Group account management.
IDECONTROLLER – IDE Controller management.
IRQ – Interrupt request line (IRQ) management.
JOB – Provides access to the jobs scheduled using the sche
dule service.
LOADORDER – Management of system services that define execution d
ependencies.
LOGICALDISK – Local storage device management.
LOGON – LOGON Sessions.
MEMCACHE – Cache memory management.
MEMORYCHIP – Memory chip information.
MEMPHYSICAL – Computer system’s physical memory management.
NETCLIENT – Network Client management.
NETLOGIN – Network login information (of a particular user) mana
gement.
NETPROTOCOL – Protocols (and their network characteristics) managem
ent.
NETUSE – Active network connection management.
NIC – Network Interface Controller (NIC) management.
NICCONFIG – Network adapter management.
NICCONFIG – Network adapter management.
NTDOMAIN – NT Domain management.
NTEVENT – Entries in the NT Event Log.
NTEVENTLOG – NT eventlog file management.
ONBOARDDEVICE – Management of common adapter devices built into the
otherboard (system board).
OS – Installed Operating System/s management.
PAGEFILE – Virtual memory file swapping management.
PAGEFILESET – Page file settings management.
PARTITION – Management of partitioned areas of a physical disk.
PORT – I/O port management.
PORTCONNECTOR – Physical connection ports management.
PRINTER – Printer device management.
PRINTERCONFIG – Printer device configuration management.
PRINTJOB – Print job management.
PROCESS – Process management.
PRODUCT – Installation package task management.
QFE – Quick Fix Engineering.
QUOTASETTING – Setting information for disk quotas on a volume.
RDACCOUNT – Remote Desktop connection permission management.
RDNIC – Remote Desktop connection management on a specific n
twork adapter.
RDPERMISSIONS – Permissions to a specific Remote Desktop connection.
RDTOGGLE – Turning Remote Desktop listener on or off remotely.
RECOVEROS – Information that will be gathered from memory when t
e operating system fails.
REGISTRY – Computer system registry management.
SCSICONTROLLER – SCSI Controller management.
SERVER – Server information management.
SERVICE – Service application management.
SHADOWCOPY – Shadow copy management.
SHADOWSTORAGE – Shadow copy storage area management.
SHARE – Shared resource management.
SOFTWAREELEMENT – Management of the elements of a software product in
talled on a system.
SOFTWAREFEATURE – Management of software product subsets of SoftwareEl
ment.
SOUNDDEV – Sound Device management.
STARTUP – Management of commands that run automatically when u
ers log onto the computer system.
SYSACCOUNT – System account management.
SYSDRIVER – Management of the system driver for a base service.
SYSTEMENCLOSURE – Physical system enclosure management.
SYSTEMSLOT – Management of physical connection points including p
rts, slots and peripherals, and proprietary connections points.
TAPEDRIVE – Tape drive management.
TEMPERATURE – Data management of a temperature sensor (electronic
hermometer).
TIMEZONE – Time zone data management.
UPS – Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) management.
USERACCOUNT – User account management.
VOLTAGE – Voltage sensor (electronic voltmeter) data managemen
.
VOLUME – Local storage volume management.
VOLUMEQUOTASETTING – Associates the disk quota setting with a specific di
k volume.
VOLUMEUSERQUOTA – Per user storage volume quota management.
WMISET – WMI service operational parameters management.

For more information on a specific alias, type: alias /?

CLASS – Escapes to full WMI schema.
PATH – Escapes to full WMI object paths.
CONTEXT – Displays the state of all the global switches.
QUIT/EXIT – Exits the program.

For more information on CLASS/PATH/CONTEXT, type: (CLASS | PATH | CONTEXT) /?

Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop (RDP) remote Windows session – Show (return) missing Remote Desktop connection bar

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If you happen to have suddenly missing the minimize window (menu) on your remote desktop client (missing rdp connection bar) and you don’t know how to minimize it you have few choises:

1. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL  and start Windows Task Manager (taskmgr). This puts out the control out of the remote RDP connection Window and transfers it into your desktop.

2. Use shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop Session

CTRL + ALT + PAUSE (Pause / Break)
The PAUSE Button is next to Scroll Lock.

This makes the RDP conncetion show in a Window instead of full-screen so you can do whatever you like on your Desktop.

3. Launch RDP client mstsc.exe

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Go to:

Options -> Display -> Mark (Display the connection bar when I use fullscreen)

Enjoy ! 🙂