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.

Remote IIS Management in Windows Server 2012

Posted on March 11, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
iis remote connect to a server

A web-server Internet Information Service in Windows 2012 / R2 (IIS 8), like earlier IIS versions, can be managed remotely. In fact, it is convenient enough to manage a number of IIS servers from a single console, and it is almost the only way to manage a web server running.. read more

Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012

Posted on March 5, 2014 · Posted in Active Directory
restore deleted object in active directory. Active Directory Recycle Bin

Before Windows Server 2008 R2 release there were only ways to recover the object which had been accidentally deleted from Active Directory. It was possible to perform authoritative restore with a help of  Ntdsutil utility or to use  LDP.exe for recovery of individual deleted objects in Active Directory. Both these methods.. read more

UEFI and Windows 8

Posted on February 26, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
uefi interface

In this article we explore the concept of UEFI notion and with appliance of this technology in Windows 8. What is UEFI technology? UEFI abbreviation is short for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. This technology is designed for traditional computer boot system modification and should replace obsolete BIOS system. But it.. read more