Hierarchical Address Book in Exchange 2013

Posted on November 27, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
Hierarchical Address Book in Outlook 2010

The feature of the Hierarchical Address Book (HAB) was first introduced in Exchange 2010 SP1 and is supported in the Outlook versions 2010 and 2013. As you can see from the name, the HAB feature allows to display mail recipients in the Outlook address book hierarchically, based on the organizational.. read more

Windows Doesn’t Assign Letters to External and USB Flash Drives

Posted on November 26, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 dosn't assign drive letter to external USB drives

Faced with such problem: when you connect  any external USB hard disk /  flash drive the system doesn’t assign any letter to it. I. e. the disk appears in the Device Manager, but does not appear in Windows Explorer. To make the disk available in the system, a letter has.. read more

How to Repair the Component Store in Windows 8

Posted on November 19, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
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In this article we will talk about Component Store in Windows 8 and some scenarios of its repair. It is to be recalled that starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a concept of component based servicing. The component structure allowed to make more stable the installing / removing updates,  security.. read more

WMI Troubleshooting

Posted on November 12, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
Simple WMI query: get-wmiobject Win32_OperatingSystem

Every experienced Windows administrator has faced some issues of WMI service and its components. The problems in WMI subsystem are critical for the normal operation of the system, and the administrator has to make use of some tricks that allow recover WMI. In this article we’ll describe quite a simple.. read more

How to Correctly Uninstall Updates in Windows

Posted on November 7, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
delete security update with wusa

Sometimes it happens that the security updates for Microsoft products under MS Patch Tuesday cause problems with the OS or third-party software. The issues caused by the updates can be either mass and occur in a large number of users or private that occur in some combinations of an OS.. read more

Using GPResult to Diagnose Group Policies Issues

Posted on November 6, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
Genereate GPResult html report

GPResult.exe is a console utility that allows to analyze settings and diagnose group policies that applied to a computer and/or user. In particular, GPResult helps to obtain the Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP), the list of the applied domain policies (GPO), their settings and the detailed information on the errors.. read more

Reset Local Group Policies Settings in Windows

Posted on October 30, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
registry.pol files in GPO architecture

One of the main tools to configure user and system settings in Windows is the group policies (GPO). The domain (if a computer is in the domain) or local (those set and active only on the given computer) Group Policies can influence this computer and its users. The Group Policies.. read more

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