How to Deploy Certificate by using Group Policy

Posted on February 5, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
export exchange certificate

Let’s consider the peculiarities of centralized certificate deploying on the domain computers and adding them to Trusted Root Certification Authorities using Group Policy. In our case, we’ll install the self-signed Exchange certificate on client computers.

Copying Large Files Using BITS and PowerShell

Posted on February 3, 2016 · Posted in Powershell
recursively download folder using bits and powershell

As a rule, in local (and global) networks files are transferred between the systems using SMB, FTP or HTTP protocols. The problem of all these protocols is some troubles with resuming the download of the large files, which can become even worse if the channel is slow or unstable. Moreover,.. read more

Enable Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

Posted on December 29, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
set administrator password

As you know, during Windows 10 installation the system prompts creating a user account and gives local administrator privileges to this account. However, during the installation another built-in (hidden) administrator account is created, which is disabled for security reasons. In this article we’ll tell about the built-in Windows 10 administrator.. read more

How to Hide Users from Exchange Distribution Group

Posted on December 24, 2015 · Posted in Exchange

By default, Outlook and OWA users can view the list of members of the Distribution Group in Exchange. In Microsoft Exchange 2003 it was possible to hide users from any distribution group directly in ADUC console by finding the necessary Distribution Group and selecting Exchange Tasks ->Hide Membership in the.. read more

PowerShell Commands History

Posted on December 22, 2015 · Posted in Powershell
\ConsoleHost_history.txt - powershell commands history

One of the main drawbacks of Powershell command prompt compared to bash was the inability to keep a history of executed commands. The command history could be viewed only in the current Powershell session, and when Powershell console has been closed or the computer has been restarted, the command history.. read more

How to Disable USB Drives using Group Policy

Posted on December 17, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
USB Removable Disk: Deny write access

After connecting a new USB device to a computer, the system automatically detects the device and installs an appropriate driver allowing a user to use a USB-device or a drive connected practically at once. In some organizations, the use of USB-devices (flash drives, USB HDD, SD cards and so on).. read more

Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) for Windows 10 Home

Posted on December 15, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home

One of the things that differs Windows 10 Home from Pro and Enterprise editions is the abcense of the Group Policy Editor console (gpedit.msc). So you have to do the majority of fine tuning in Windows Home editions using the Registry Editor, and not the gpedit.msc, which is not so.. read more

Get-ADComputer: Getting Active Directory Computers Info via Powershell

Posted on December 9, 2015 · Posted in Active Directory, Powershell
All AD computer properties

We go on studying useful PowerShell cmdlets to interact with Active Directory. In our last article, we told about Get-AD User cmdlet that allowed to get any information about AD user accounts. Today we’ll discuss Get-ADComputer cmdlet and its use to get information about computer accounts in Active Directory.

Windows 10 Compact OS: Reducing the Disk Footprint

Posted on December 8, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Compressing OS binaries

Windows 10 has a new function allowing to reduce the disk space taken by the system.  The new function is called Compact OS and is an evolutionary development of WIMBoot technology implemented in Windows 8.1 Update 1. Compact OS allows to reduce the disk space occupied by the system due.. read more

Setting Desktop Wallpapers Background Using Group Policy

Posted on December 3, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
Desktop Wallpaper jpg file

Let’s consider how to set the same desktop background (wallpapers) on all domain computers using Group Policies. As a rule, it is important for large businesses that require all employees using the same corporate desktop background.