Why Windows 8 Wakes Up from Hibernation on Its Own

Posted on July 7, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
PowerTroubleshooter logs

Most of Windows 8 users prefer not turn off their computers for a night, but rather turn it into sleep or hibernation mode, and this is absolutely right and reasonable. But in some cases a computer can come out of hibernation (wake up) on its own. If a computer is.. read more

How to Disable UAC for Specific Applications

Posted on July 4, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
how to disable uac for regedit

A User Account Control (UAC) that has appeared in Windows Vista is a great security solution for Windows OSs allowing to protect a PC from a number of threats, like viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, etc. When the UAC is enabled, a system asks for a confirmation of any action performed.. read more

Data Recovery on a Damaged Hard Disk Encrypted with Bitlocker

Posted on June 27, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
repair data from damaged bitlocker disk

Today we’ll describe how to recover data from a damaged hard drive encrypted using Bitlocker. The issue can arise due to the damage of the file system on the encrypted disk (for instance, the damage of the disk area where Bitlocker stores its important information due to an unexpected system.. read more

Troubleshooting: Identify Source of Active Directory Account Lockouts

Posted on June 25, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
Active Directory Account Lockout Policies

An account security policy in most businesses requires mandatory Active Directory user account lockout if the password has been entered incorrectly n times. Usually an account is locked for several minutes (5-30), when a user can’t log in the system. In some time defined by the security policies, the account.. read more

How to Reduce the Application StartUp Delay in Windows 8

Posted on June 22, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8: Reduce Application StartUp Delay

Almost all users who have recently migrated to Windows 8 note a slower launch of the applications in the startup compared to the previous Windows versions. Indeed, the startup apps launch some seconds after the Start screen appeared. It feels like the system holds on for a while before launching.. read more

Java Settings Management with Group Policies

Posted on June 20, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
java security level: very high

Today we’ll deal with the configuration peculiarities of Java SE centralized security settings on corporate computers using Windows group policies (GPO). These policies should prevent downloading and running untrusted Java applets and ActiveX objects on corporate computers.

How to Get Plain Text Passwords of Windows Users

Posted on June 18, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2
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In this article, written as a part of a series devoted to Windows systems security (in the last article we discussed the security issues of passwords stored in the GPP), we will learn quite a simple method to get unencrypted passwords of all the users working in a Windows system.

Limited Wi-Fi Access in Windows 8.1 – Troubleshooting

Posted on June 9, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8.1 limited wifi connection

In this article we’ll try to find a solution to a common problem of Wi-Fi connection in Windows 8.1, namely, the limited Internet connectivity and self-disconnection from a Wi-Fi access point.

Full Mailbox and Single Item Recovery in Exchange 2013

Posted on June 6, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
"restore item" folder

We go on with a series of articles on backup and recovery of the mailbox database of the Exchange 2013 server. In the previous articles we showed how to back up the Exchange 2013 mailbox database and how to recover it into a special database (recovery database). Today we will.. read more

HP ILO Management Using PowerShell

Posted on June 2, 2014 · Posted in Powershell
manage hp ilo cards with powershell

Recently Hewlett-Packard has issued a set of 110 PowerShell cmdlets allowing Windows administrators and IT professionals to remotely configure and manage HP ILO interfaces on HP servers from Windows systems. This set of cmdlets is called HP Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell and designed to work with HP iLO 3.. read more