Restoring Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 10

Posted on April 26, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
extracting file winre.wim from windows distribution

Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is the minimal OS based on Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) which includes a number of tools to recover, reset and diagnose Windows. If the main OS doesn’t boot on some reason, the computer tries to run WinRE, which may help to resolve the issues manually or.. read more

PowerShell Remoting via WinRM for Non-Admin Users

Posted on April 25, 2017 · Posted in Powershell
Set-PSSessionConfiguration-Name Microsoft.PowerShell-showSecurityDescriptorUI

By default, to connect to a remote computer using PowerShell (PowerShell Remoting) you need the administrator privileges. In this article we’ll show how to allow remote connection using PowerShell Remoting (WinRM) for common users (without the administrator privileges) with the help of a security group, a Group Policy and modification.. read more

Managing Default File Associations in Windows 10

Posted on April 20, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
Dism.exe Export-DefaultAppAssociations to xml file

In Windows 8 and Windows 10 a new mechanism to manage default  file associations appeared. In this article I’ll show how to set a default browser to open HTML files, import these settings to the XML file and distribute this file containing file associations to other computers manually or using.. read more

How to Stop a Hung Virtual Machine on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on April 18, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
kill hung vm on hyper-v using task manager

If your virtual machine running on Hyper-V  has hung up for some reasons, stopped to respond and doesn’t start/stop/reset after clicking the corresponding buttons in Hyper-V console, the only way out is to kill the process responsible for this VM on the host OS. We’ll show how to do it.. read more

Exchange Error “452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources”

Posted on March 24, 2017 · Posted in Exchange
exchange mail from 452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources

I have come across an interesting problem in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (it is also typical for Exchange Server 2007 / 2013). From time to time, some users started to complain on the inability to get scans from Multi-Function Devices (MFD)  or senders configured to send emails through Client Access.. read more

Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Installation Windows Server 2016

Posted on March 21, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
diskpart mbr fat32 bootable usb stick with windows server 2016

The easiest and the most intuitive way to create a bootable USB Flash Drive to install Windows Server 2016 on a physical server is to use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. This tool allows to write the existing *.iso image of Windows to a USB drive or stick and make it.. read more

Fix: Can’t Boot After Accidentally Deleted System Reserved Partition

Posted on March 14, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
System reserved partition on Windows 7 / 2008

Beginning from Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, when you install Windows with the default settings to an unformatted disk, apart from the system partition (disk C:\), an additional service partition with the size of 100 MB is created. It is called System Reserved. A letter is not assigned.. read more

Managing Start Layout and Taskbar Pinned Apps Using GPO

Posted on March 10, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
Windows 10 manage Start Layout via GPO

In Windows 10 RTM and Windows 8.1 were available only two modes to configure Start menu and Start Layout settings on a domain computers: you could either completely block any changes of Start Layout elements, or a user could change any layout settings. In  Windows 10 build 1511, a feature.. read more

Adding USB 3.0 Controller Drivers to Windows 7 Install Media

Posted on March 3, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7
dism /image:c:\tmp\mount /add-driver usb

Out-of-the-box Windows 7 RTM distribution doesn’t support USB 3.0, and you can face some problems with the installation of Windows 7 on a computer/laptop having USB 3.0 ports only (This is the situation with majority of new devices.) For instance, USB keyboard and mouse may not work in Windows 7.. read more

Configuring WordPress on Nginx: Full LEMP Guide

Posted on March 1, 2017 · Posted in Misc
manual: configuring wordpress on nginx

This guide is written for webmasters who want to solve the problem of poor performance of WordPress websites. It provides a step-by-step instructions to configure a limited resources server (1 core, 512 RAM) to be used in LEMP bundle (Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP). To use this guide.. read more