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
windows xp end of support 8th april 2014

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
dcom right for remote hyper-v managment user

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.

Active Directory: Managed Service Accounts

Posted on March 29, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory

There is an opportunity to get an administrator password if any of the services is run with administrator privileges. The passwords of the accounts, under which Windows services are run, are stored encrypted in the registry (LSA Secrets) at the following path:

Access to more than 4GB of RAM on 32bit Windows 8 (x86)

Posted on March 26, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8.1 PAE mode

In this article we will explore how to override 4Gb memory limitation on 32-bit Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) and activate all available RAM on PC. Most of Windows users are believe that Microsoft 32-bit operating systems do not support more than 4Gb of memory. So maximum available memory in.. read more

Free backup of virtual machines VMWare ESXi using MKSBackup

Posted on March 24, 2014 · Posted in VMWare
run backup vmware virtual machines script from Windows

To automatically backup virtual machines on VMWare ESXi host, we are going to use a free tool MKSBackup that can be downloaded here (by the time the article was written, the latest available version of MKSBackup was 1.0.4 as of 24.01. 2013). This tool is a sort of a front.. read more

UEFI Secure Boot and Windows 8

Posted on March 22, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
windows 8 uefi enable secure boot

Secure Boot is one of UEFI functions which allows dealing with rootkits and bootkits (which use vulnerabilities in BIOS firmware) even at OS-boot entry-level. Secure boot technology is one of many defensive layers in Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. In this article we will discuss theoretical and practical.. read more

Repair corrupted mailbox in Exchange 2010/2013

Posted on March 20, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
Cannot delete this folder. Outlook Error

This article is devoted to the common problem all Exchange administrators sooner or later come across – user mailbox damage (logical errors). The logical errors in Exchange mailbox will be represented by such problems as incorrect elements display in folder or their incorrect quantity, search errors, etc.