Unable to Connect Windows 10 Shared Printer to Windows XP

Posted on September 28, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows XP
XP add printer using local port with unc path

Recently, one of my customers has found that after installation of the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the network printer connected to this computer stopped printing documents from other computers running Windows XP. (In spite the end of support for Windows XP, it still widely used in SOHO.)

MS16-072 Update Break Some Group Policies

Posted on September 26, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
GPO security filtering breaks after MS16-072

In June 2016, Microsoft released security updates that changed the standard mechanism of applying Windows group policies. The updates in question released in MS16-072 security bulletin of June 14, 2016, are to eliminate vulnerabilities in the GPO mechanism. Let’s consider why this update has been released and what a system.. read more

How to Refresh AD Groups Membership Without User Logoff

Posted on September 21, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory
klist -lh 0 -li 0x3e7 purge

 All administrators know that after a computer or a user is added to an Active Directory group the computer has to be reboot (if the computer account has been added to the domain group) or a user has to be logged off and on again to update group membership or.. read more

Configuring Kerberos Authentication on IIS Website

Posted on September 20, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Fiddler - Authorization Header (Negotiate) appears to contain a Kerberos ticket

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to configure the transparent SSO (Single Sign-On) Kerberos domain user authentication on the IIS website running Windows Server 2012 R2. Start IIS Manager on your Web server, select the necessary website and go to the Authentication section. As you can see, only Anonymous.. read more

User Account Control Slider and Group Policy Settings

Posted on September 14, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
UAC Slider in Windows

In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new mechanism, providing an additional level of protection against unauthorized modifications called UAC (User Account Control). In Windows 7 (or higher), UAC has got a setting slider (called from the Control Panel or UserAccountControlSettings.exe), which allows to select one of four UAC protection levels.

How to Recover an Unsaved Word Document in Office 2010

Posted on September 8, 2016 · Posted in MS Office
word 2010 autosave wbk files

I don’t often post something about such common user issues, but today I came across an unpleasant situation, when the process winword.exe hung, was aborted and didn’t save changes in the current document. It was necessary to urgently deal with the autosave features  of MS Word 2010 and try to.. read more

Remote Computer Management Using LiteManager

Posted on September 2, 2016 · Posted in Misc
Connect client by ID

I have come across quite an interesting tool – LiteManager, which, in my opinion,  can compete with more famous counterparts in the market of remote support and management solutions. Using LiteManager you can remotely connect to a user computer from the local network, Internet (including users behind NAT), interact with.. read more

Tracking Files Deletion using Audit Policy and MSSQL

Posted on August 31, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
select file deletion event from mysql db

Any Windows administrator has come across the situation when angry users want to know who has deleted a very important file of the annual report from the share on the file server. This information can be obtained only if you have enabled the audit of the deleted files and folders.. read more

How to Disable Wallpaper JPEG Compression in Windows 10

Posted on August 30, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
windows 10 - File Transcoded reduce wallpaper jpeg quality

Some  Windows 10 users could notice that when setting a JPEG image as the desktop wallpaper, the quality of the wallpaper is reduced in compared to the original image. The number of image artifacts has increased and is more obvious on large screens. The problem is not new, and could.. read more

Configuring Mozilla Firefox using Group Policies

Posted on August 24, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
Firefox group policy preferences to copy files

In this article I’ll try to describe the configuration management of modern Mozilla Firefox versions via Group Policies  in a corporate environment (Microsoft Active Directory-based domain environment).