How to Export Drivers Using Powershell in Windows 8.1 U1

Posted on October 8, 2014 · Posted in Powershell, Windows 8
driver files

In Windows 8.1 Update 1 there appeared a new Powershell cmdlet Export-WindowsDriver, that allows to export all the installed third-party drivers (non-Microsoft ones) directly from the Driver Store. The news is excellent, since earlier to export and backup the drivers, you had to use third-party apps, like DoubleDriver, DriverMax, etc.

Group Policy Settings to Deploy Updates using WSUS

Posted on September 18, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
Windows Update Settings in GPO

In one of the previous articles we have described the installation of a WSUS server on Windows Server 2012 in detail. The next step – configure Windows clients to use a deployed WSUS server. In this article we will consider how to configure clients of the WSUS server using Active.. read more

How to Clear RDP Connections History

Posted on September 12, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
history of rdp connections in windows

For each successful connection to a remote computer, an RDP client in Windows (mstsc.exe) saves its name (or an IP address) and the name of the user that has logged in. Later this information is used by the rdp client that offers the user to select one of the connections.. read more

Installing & Configuring WSUS on Windows Server 2012

Posted on September 9, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
Update Service console

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a server of updates for the operating systems and other Microsoft products that allows administrators to centrally manage patches and updates on corporate network computers. Briefly recall how the WSUS works: the WSUS server is synchronized with Microsoft Update Server on a schedule and.. read more

How Windows Determines the Status of the Internet Connection

Posted on September 3, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
How Windows 8 Determines Internet Connection Status

Surely, every user of any Windows operating system has faced a situation when the network connection icon in the taskbar is displayed with a yellow triangle, which means there is no Internet connection. The same can be seen in the network connection properties. How does the operating system determine whether.. read more

How to Sign an Unsigned Driver for Windows 7 x64

Posted on August 29, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
install self-signed driver in windows 7 x64

By default, all 64-bit Windows versions, starting from Windows 7, prohibit to install drivers of the devices that do not have a valid digital signature. The digital signature guarantees (to some extent) that the driver has been issued by a certain developer or vendor, and its code hasn’t been modified.. read more

How to Create a 4GB Windows 8.1 x64 Bootable USB Flash Drive

Posted on August 28, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
create bootable usb with compress option

It is easy to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from a USB flash drive. You just have to find any 4 GB or more USB flash drive, start the command line with the administrator privileges and run several commands.

How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on August 22, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
gpo specify component source path

Most modern Windows applications require .NET Framework to work properly. The roles and features setup wizard Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2 allows to install two different versions of .NET Framework at a time – 3.5 and 4.5. The installation of .NET Framework 4.5 doesn’t usually cause any problems.. read more

Filtering Available WiFi Networks in Windows 8

Posted on August 21, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
list applied wifi filters

Today we’ll demonstrate how to manage white/black lists of the WiFi networks and allow/restrict user access to them without using complex group policy objects. To manage the list of available WiFi networks, we’ll use the feature of WLAN filtering in netsh (other examples of using netsh in Windows to manage.. read more

Additional Account Info Tab in AD Users And Computers Console

Posted on August 13, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
Additional Account Info tab on ADUC windows 2012 r2 x64

Many administrators are familiar with Additional Account Info tab since there have been AD domains based on Windows Server 2003. It is to be reminded that the Additional Account Info tab to appear in the User Properties of Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) console, you had to download Windows.. read more