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

This App Has Been Blocked for Your Protection : Windows 10

Posted on November 5, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
This app has been blocked for your protection

Many users have noticed that when running or installing some programs  in Windows 10, “This App has been Blocked for Your Protection” error pops up and prevents normal running or installing the applications. Thus, even a user with local administrator privileges cannot run or install such applications.

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

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.