How to Connect a USB Drive Directly to a Hyper-V VM

Posted on October 29, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012
assign drive letter to external drive

In this article we will show how to connect your USB hard drive to a virtual machine on a Hyper-V host. Using this technique, you can provide a virtual machinedirect access to a USB drive.

How to access VMFS Datastore from Linux / Windows

Posted on October 24, 2014 · Posted in VMWare
vmware esxi vmfs partition show in windows

Today we’ll discuss two easy ways of getting access to the data stored on VMFS datastore of ESXi hypervisor (these are configuration files, data and snapshots of virtual machines) from Linux and Windows. Actually, this article is based on a real case of our customer when the only productive server.. read more

Windows XP RDP Clients Can’t Connect to RDS on Server 2012

Posted on October 23, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
disable nla on windows server 2012 r2 RDS

Despite the fact that the Windows XP OS support already over 6 months ago – many external and internal customers continue to use this OS, and it seems that nothing will drastically change in the nearest future :(. Recently found the problem: Windows XP RDP clients cannot connect to the.. read more

Removable USB Flash Drive as Local Disk in Windows 7

Posted on October 10, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
usb flash drive as basic disk

In this article, we’ll show you how to make a USB flash drive or an SD card to be identified in the system as a common local hard disk. You may ask why it is necessary. The matter is that by default Windows identifies all the flash drives and memory.. read more

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