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.

How to Allow Multiple RDP Sessions in Windows 10

Posted on December 1, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
multiple RDP sessions on Windows 10

Like in previous client versions of Microsoft operation systems, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise users can connect to their computers remotely using Remote Desktop service (RDP). There is a restriction on the number of simultaneous RDP sessions: only one remote user can work at a time. When you try to.. read more

How to Disable Password Login in Windows 10

Posted on November 25, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Windows 10: User password on login screen

Every time to log to Windows 10, a user has to enter password for local or online Microsoft account. It guarantees a certain level of data protection against access by third parties but it is inconvenient for home users as it increases the time of access to the desktop. This.. read more

Adding a Simple Colorful Menu to PowerShell Script

Posted on November 17, 2015 · Posted in Powershell
Colored menu in Powershell script

Let’s consider an example of making a simple colored menu for PowerShell allowing a user to easily select one of the available options of the script being executed. The script provides a user with several options to choose, control the selected option and perform the further actions depending on the.. read more

How to Turn Off Automatic Driver Updates in Windows 10

Posted on November 16, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Disable drivers update via Windows Update

When connecting a new device to the system, Windows tries to automatically install a corresponding driver and update its version in future using Windows Update. In most cases, this approach is optimal as it guarantees installation of actual driver versions checked by Microsoft. In some cases, however, a user deliberately.. read more

How to Create Full System Image Backup in Windows 10

Posted on November 12, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
wbAdmin log

This article will tell you how to create full system image backup of Window 10 on a separate external drive and restore it. A system image is a full copy of all data stored in a PC (includes absolutely everything from Windows system files to applications installed by a user.. read more

How to Create UEFI Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7

Posted on November 11, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
bootmgfw.efi extract from install.wim

To make a UEFI system boot from a USB flash drive, the latter has to be formatted with FAT32 file system. An official Microsoft utility for making boot USB flash drives, Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, formats a flash drive with NTFS. So, a UEFI system won’t boot from this.. read more