Using PowerShell Behind a Proxy

Posted on September 15, 2017 · Posted in Powershell
Invoke-WebRequest: Unable to connect to the remote server

If you access the Internet in the organization via the proxy server, by default you won’t be able to access an external webpage (Invoke-WebRequest cmdlet), update help using Update-Help cmdlet or download an application package from an external package repository (using PackageManagement or NanoServerPackage) from your PowerShell session. In this.. read more

Converting MBR to GPT with MBR2GPT in Windows 10

Posted on September 14, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
mbr2gpt utility in WIndows 10

In Windows 10 v1703 (Creators Update) a new console tool, mbr2gpt.exe, appeared that allows to convert an MBR (Master Boot Record) disk to a GPT (GUID Partition Table) disk without loss of data and deleting partitions on a disk. The tool can convert both a system disk with the installed.. read more

Package Management in Nano Server 2016

Posted on September 8, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Nano Server packages

In Windows Server 2016, in addition to familiar Server Core and Full GUI, there is another installation option called Nano Server. Nano Server is a more compact version of Windows Server installation designed to run cloud containers and apps. To reduce the size of the system, all roles, components and.. read more

How to Find Blocked, Disabled or Inactive Objects in AD Using Search-ADAccount

Posted on September 6, 2017 · Posted in Active Directory, Powershell
Search-ADAccount out-gridview

Quite an often task of an Active Directory administrator is to make a list of disabled or inactive accounts and computers, or a list of accounts with expired passwords. To do it, you can use either the saved LDAP queries in the ADUC console, or already familiar PowerShell cmdlets, like.. read more

How to Check Trusted Root Certification Authorities for Suspicious Certs

Posted on August 31, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
sigcheck: list cert not rooted in Microsoft Certificate Trust List

Windows users need to pay more attention to certificates installed on their computers. Recent incidents with Lenovo Superfish, Dell eDellRoot and Comodo PrivDog certificates evidence that users have to be both attentive when they install new applications and aware what software and certificates are preinstalled in the system by the.. read more

VMware vSphere 6.5 Licensing Guide

Posted on August 30, 2017 · Posted in VMWare
vmware vsphere 6.5 licensing faq

Sometimes even experienced administrators get confused of VMware licensing peculiarities, available options and features. Regular changes (from one vSphere version to another almost every year) in VMware licensing policy add some extra mess. Let’s try to consider the available VMware vSphere editions, their features, differences, licensing costs and procedures on.. read more

Configuring Hyper-V Live Migration without Failover Clustering

Posted on August 29, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
Use Kerberos as the authentication protocol for live vm migration

Live Migration technology in the Hyper-V virtualization system allows to move a running virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts without stopping it or without any impact on the availability of services. In earlier Hyper-V versions, using Live Migration you could move a virtual machine only between the nodes of the Failover.. read more

Error 0x8004010F: Outlook Data File Cannot Be Accessed

Posted on August 24, 2017 · Posted in Outlook
Outlook Error 0x8004010F: Outlook Data File Cannot be Accessed

If the error 0x8004010F appears while sending or receiving an e-mail in Outlook 2010/2013/2016, this article will help you to solve this issue. As a rule, error 0x8004010F is caused by the corruption of Outlook profile or appears when trying to access a moved PST file.

How to Configure a Slideshow Screensaver Using GPO

Posted on August 22, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
win10 configure Photos screensaver

My management decided to set the same slideshow screensaver on all PCs in the company. The images of the slideshow should have corporate design and provide general rules of information security, useful tips or some other reference information. First of all, they considered the development of their own screensaver in.. read more

Monitoring RDS Bandwidth Usage by Users with Perfmon

Posted on August 17, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
get rdp usage by users with perfmon

In our network, there are several terminal servers based on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Remote Desktop Services  (RDS) role, which connects many users from branches and regional offices. It has become necessary to detect, which terminal users sessions generate the bulk of traffic thus loading WAN channels.  Most likely.. read more