Why Windows 8.1 Not Going to Sleep Mode: Troubleshooting Guide

Posted on April 30, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Allow this device to wake the computer

In this article, we’ll cover possible reasons why Windows refuses to sleep or won’t go into Sleep Mode. The article is applicable both for Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 7. The Sleep Mode issue can manifest itself in a number of ways, for example, the system can wake up.. read more

Enable Access-based Enumeration in Windows Server

Posted on April 29, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 - Enable access-based enumeration

Access-based Enumeration allows on network shared folders hide files and folders from the users who don’t have NTFS permissions to access them. Thus you can provide additional security to the information stored in the network folder (due to hiding the structure and names of folders and files), improve its usability.. read more

Display Last Logon Info on the Windows Welcome Screen

Posted on April 24, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
Successful sign-in. The last time you interactively signed in to this account was

Windows has a useful feature that allows to display the information about the last interactive sign-in attempt directly on Windows Welcome screen. It looks like this: each time when a user types the password to logon into the system, the information about the date and time of the last successful.. read more

How to Extract Windows User Passwords from Hiberfil.sys

Posted on April 22, 2015 · Posted in Security
Get plaintext Windows users passwords from hiberfile.sys

Mimikatz, a tool that allows to extract Windows credentials  as plain text from LSA, is available since 2012. However, besides a well-covered feature of recovering passwords from the memory of a running OS, it has another interesting capability. Further a step-by-step instructions are given, how to easily extract the Windows.. read more

Enable Multiple Concurrent RDP Sessions in Windows 8

Posted on April 16, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8.1 enable multiple rdp connections

In Windows 8 and 8.1, like in previous Microsoft client OS versions, only one simultaneous incoming RDP connection is supported. It means that only one user (one session) can simultaneously connect to a Windows 8 computer using the Remote Desktop. In most cases it is enough, but sometimes it would.. read more

How to Remove an Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi Host

Posted on April 15, 2015 · Posted in VMWare
Inactive NFS Datastore on VMWare ESXi

Several times I have come across the situation when the NFS datastore on the VMWare ESXi host becomes unavailable / inactive and greyed out in the host’s storage list. However, the NFS storage stays available on the network level. Usually, it can be solved by removing the NFS storage and.. read more

How to Increase Maximum Attachment Size Limit in Outlook

Posted on March 31, 2015 · Posted in MS Office
Increase max attachment size Outlook 2013

There is a 20 MB limit on the maximum attachment size in Outlook mail client (including the latest 2010 / 2013 versions). It doesn’t matter if a single large file or several small ones are attached — the total attachment size would not exceed 20 MB.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing and Virtualization

Posted on March 24, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
win-srv-licensing-virtualization

In this article we’ll consider licensing peculiarities of the new generation of server OS family — Windows Server 2012 R2 when using the new model of the dual-processor licensing. Also, we’ll tell about the rules and order of licensing to use virtual machines as a guest OS with the support.. read more

How to Move and Truncate Logs in Exchange 2013

Posted on March 18, 2015 · Posted in Exchange
Move database and logs to another disk in Echange 2013

After Exchange deployment, it turns out that in spite all requirements to the amount of free space for Exchange Server have been met, it is inevitably reducing… When trying to deal with it, we realize that different logs grow faster than we could expect. What can we do with them?.. read more

Port Forwarding in Windows

Posted on March 13, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
Display all port forward rules

In Microsoft Windows, starting from Windows XP, there is a built-in ability to set up network ports forwarding (port forwarding). Due to it, any connection coming to any port can be forwarded to another local port or even to port on remote computer. Not necessarily that the system has a.. read more