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

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