Printer Pooling: How to Configure a Printer Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on November 3, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Enable printer pooling

Printer pooling allows to unite several physical printers connected to one print server into a single logical printer. From the client point of view, a printer pool looks like one network printer. A print job being in a print queue on such logical printer will be printed on any free.. read more

How to Create a Wi-Fi Access Point on Windows 10

Posted on October 30, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
new hotspot connection win10

Like in previous OS versions, in Windows 10 it is possible to create a software Wi-Fi access point. This access point can be used for creating a local wireless network or sharing Internet connection by several devices. In Windows 10, the access point can only be created and controlled from.. read more

Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10

Posted on October 28, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Windows 10 Blurry Fonts

After upgrade to Windows 10, many users have faced a problem of blur and fuzziness of fonts in the system and some applications that prevent normal use of a computer. As a rule, the problem appears on the devices with a high resolution exceeding 200 DPI. The matter is that.. read more

Group Managed Service Accounts in Windows Server 2012

Posted on October 16, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
msDS-GroupManagedServiceAccount

The technology of Managed Service Accounts (MSA) was firstly introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatically manage (change) passwords of service accounts. Using Managed Service Accounts, you can considerably reduce the risk of system accounts running system services being compromised. (It’s no secret that there are a lot of.. read more

Testing Network Bandwidth Using iPerf

Posted on October 14, 2015 · Posted in Misc
network bandwidth

IPerf is an open-source console utility to test network bandwidth. It allows to easily measure maximum network bandwidth between a server and a client, perform a load testing of a communication channel or a router.

How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Posted on October 8, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Restore Photo Viewer Windows 10

Nobody knows why Windows 10 developers decided to abandon the familiar since Windows 7 default picture viewer – Windows Photo Viewer, and use the Modern app Photos instead of it. The old photo viewer is associated only with *.tif and *.tiff file extensions, and there is no opportunity to open.. read more

RDS Shadow: How to Connect to a User Session in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on October 7, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Shadow remotesession Windows 2012 R2

Microsoft has brought Remote Desktop Shadowing to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. We remind that Shadow mode (Shadow session) can be used by administrator to view and manage any active terminal user session. This mode has been supported almost since the first Microsoft terminal server versions and was.. read more

Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) in Windows 10 Enterprise

Posted on October 1, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Enterprise (only in this edition), a new Hyper-V component has appeared – Virtual Secure Mode (VSM). VSM is a protected container (virtual machine) run on a hypervisor and separated from host Windows 10 host and its kernel. Crucial from the security point of view system components run.. read more

How to Check .Net Framework Version

Posted on September 29, 2015 · Posted in Misc
dot NET version detector

Each new .Net Framework version has new opportunities, so when deploying a new app, it’s better to know for sure what versions are installed on the computer. You can get a list of .NET Framework versions in several ways.

How to Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 10

Posted on September 24, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Remove-AppxPackage - delete Modern App

Windows 10, like previous versions Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, come with some preinstalled Modern apps (earlier they were called Metro apps). These are Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Cortana, Maps, News, OneNote, Groove Music, Camera, etc. These apps are preinstalled to each Windows 10 user. Even if you remove these apps.. read more