Powershell: Managing Printers and Their Drivers in Windows 8

Posted on April 29, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
list installed print drivers with powershell

In the previous article we have studied old school VBS scripts that can be used to manage printers and printing system in all Windows versions, starting from Windows XP. Today, we are going to consider typical commands and procedures of printer and printer driver management in Windows 8.1 / Server.. read more

KMS Server Installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on April 24, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
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Own KMS server allows to make Microsoft products activation in a corporate network easier and in contrast to a usual activation process doesn’t require granting each computer access to the Internet to Microsoft activation servers. KMS infrastructure is rather simple, reliable and easily scalable (a single KMS server can maintain.. read more

How to Set Up a Printer from the Command Line in Windows 8

Posted on April 21, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
vbs script for manage printers and drivers in windows 8

Today we’ll talk about opportunities of installing printers and their drivers from the command line in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 / R2. It can be useful in various scenarios unattended printer installation in SCCM tasks, logon scripts of the group policies and on the servers running in the.. read more

Exchange 2013 Database Recovery

Posted on April 19, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
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Formerly, we discussed Exchange 2013 mailbox backup with a help of standard Windows Server Backup functionality and now let’s seehow to recover Exchange mailbox database from  backup which we got before. A plan of mailbox database recovery provides two variants: Database recovery with current database replacement – is used in.. read more

Booting Windows 7 from a GPT Disk Using BIOS (non-UEFI)

Posted on April 17, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
windows 7 boot from gpt volume

Today let’s dwell on how to install any modern Windows version (including Windows 7 and Windows 8) to a GPT hard disk on a PC using BIOS firmware (without UEFI support). The necessity to pull such trick  arised when trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 to HP DL380 G8.. read more

How to Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder in Windows 8

Posted on April 14, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Contetn of WinSxS folder in windows 8

In this article we will talk about the WinSxS folder in Windows 8, the reasons of its constant growth and means of cleaning. The directory C:\windows\WinSxS is the storage of Windows components. This directory contains DLLs, binary and XML files necessary for installation and operation of any of Windows roles… read more

Windows XP. End of Support Notification

Posted on April 7, 2014 · Posted in News
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Microsoft officially ends to support OS Windows XP on April 8, 2014. It means that the company will no longer release drivers, bug fixes and security updates for the system (including those that were released within traditional Patch Tuesday) from then on; the system will stop developing and remain as.. read more

Remote Hyper-V 2012 management from Windows 8

Posted on April 3, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012
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Hypervisor Hyper-V implies a remote control option as well as many other Windows components. In case when server (or Windows 8 client OS) are included in Windows domain it is quite easy to set Hyper-V remote control. The situation is a little bit more difficult if Hyper-V server (no matter .. read more

Group Policy Filtering Using WMI-Filters

Posted on April 1, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
create group policy object with wmi filter

In this article we will talk about WMI (Windows Management Interface) filtering in group policies. This technology allows to create different rules to choose which AD domain objects or OU to apply a group policy to.

Exchange 2013 Mailbox Database Backup with Windows Server Backup

Posted on March 31, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
start backup of exchange 2013 mailbox database

To backup Exchange Server 2013 mailbox database, there is a sufficiently large number of specialized software products, each of which has its strengths and weaknesses. However, most of them are paid, and their price is likely to cause substantial blow to the humble IT budget small companies.