Manage Local Administrator Passwords with LAPS

Posted on August 14, 2015 · Posted in Active Directory
Local admin password store in Active Directory

The issue of managing built-in accounts on the domain computers is one of the most important security aspects requiring attention of a system administrator. Indeed, you shouldn’t allow using the same local administrator passwords on all computers. There are a lot of approaches to the management of local administrator accounts.. read more

User Profile Disks in Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS

Posted on August 13, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
user profile disks path and size limit

User Profile Disks (UPD) is a new feature of Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012. User Profile Disks is an alternative to roaming profiles and folder redirection in RDS scenarios. The point of UPD is that user data and apps (i. e., a user profile) are stored as a.. read more

How to hide Installed Programs from Programs and Features

Posted on August 3, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Hide installed program in Program and Features

In this article we’ll show how to hide any program from the list of installed programs in the Control Panel. These instructions are applicable to all Windows versions, from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Backup/Import Local Group Policy Settings

Posted on July 30, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
gpo backup folder

Group policies are a powerful and at the same time flexible tool to configure Windows settings and are indispensable means of bringing computers to a single configuration in Active Directory domain. If there is no domain, single computer settings can be configured using a local group policy. A significant drawback.. read more

Error 0x0000007e “Windows cannot connect to the printer”

Posted on July 28, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
0x0000007e Network HP Printe Install Error

There is a print server on a 32-bit Windows version (Windows Server 2003) with several shared HP printers. When trying to connect to a printer on this server from a 64-bit client (Windows 7), the client downloads the necessary printer driver from this print server, but fails to install it.. read more

Show Drive Letters First in Windows Explorer

Posted on July 24, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Show drive letterbefore drive names in Windows 8

By default, in Windows Explorer a drive letter is displayed after its name. In the folder settings there is an option to completely hide the drive letters, but no option to display a drive letter before its name. Let’s consider how to do it with a little registry tweak.

Windows Event Triggers

Posted on July 22, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2
Attach Task To Windows Event

In Windows Server 2008 (Vista) a new feature appeared that allowed to attach a Windows Scheduler task for any event in system logs. Using this feature, an administrator can assign a specific script or sending e-mail alerts to any Windows event. Let’s consider this feature in detail.

How to Download APPX Installation File for any Windows Store App

Posted on July 8, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
filter appx sessions

Modern Windows 8 apps (APPX Metro apps) are mostly designed to be installed online from Windows Store. Despite Windows allows to install Metro apps from APPX files offline, you can’t download a Metro app distribution from Windows Store. In this article, we’ll show how to download an APPX file of.. read more

How Windows Determines That the File Has Been Downloaded from the Internet

Posted on July 3, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
ZoneTransfer section. ZoneId

In one of the previous articles, we mentioned that when trying to open an executable file downloaded from the Internet Windows shows a security warning of running a potentially dangerous content (For details, see How to Disable Security Warnings in Windows). How does the system determines that the file has.. read more

How to Access Mapped Network Drives from the Elevated Apps

Posted on June 26, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Access mapped network drive from elevated applications

One of the significant improvements of Windows OSs (since Vista) is User Account Control (UAC) feature. User Account Control prompts the user for approval each time when the app tries to make any changes to the system settings. One of the side effects of UAC is the inability to access.. read more