GPO Logging Using Gpsvc.log in Windows 7

Posted on January 10, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
gpsvc.log

The debug log Userenv.log  (%Systemroot%\Debug\UserMode\Userenv.log) could be used to thoroughly analyze the application of GPO in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Using this Group Policy logging, you could track the order and time of applying group policies, find the policies that slow down the booting and solve other GPO.. read more

Tuning Windows Performance for Use in Virtual Environment

Posted on December 30, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
windows optimization report

When using Windows as a Remote Desktop server or in VDI solutions, multiple users share the resources of a single server. The less resources each user session consumes, the higher is the density of terminal or VDI sessions supported by a single host. The same is also true when running.. read more

Temporary Membership in Active Directory Groups

Posted on December 28, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory, Windows Server 2016
Get-ADGroup ShowMemberTimeToLive

The version of Active Directory in Windows Server 2016 has a number of interesting changes. Today we’ll consider the opportunity to provide users with temporary membership in Active Directory groups. This feature can be used when you need to give specific privileges based on the membership in AD security group.. read more

Remote Desktop Connection Error: Outdated entry in the DNS cache

Posted on December 14, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2
The connection cannot be completed because the remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified. This could be caused by an outdated entry in the DNS cache

Users have begun to complain that when trying to connect to the RDS (Remote Desktop Server) farm  running Windows Server 2008 R2 using the standard RD client (mstsc.exe) they often get an error:

How to Add a Second NIC to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

Posted on December 7, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
vcsa additional ip address

By default, vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is supplied only with one preconfigured vNIC. However, there are scenarios, in which VMWare vCenter Server has to be connected to different networks (VLAN), for example, to an isolated, backup or replication network. Let’s consider how to add and configure an additional vNIC network.. read more

Checking TCP Port Response Using PowerShell

Posted on December 2, 2016 · Posted in Powershell
Test-NetConnection check remote tcp port

From time to time, any administrator has to check service availability on a remote server  by testing remote TCP port response. Meanwhile, everybody got used to doing it quickly using telnet command. For example, to make sure the SMTP service is response on a mail server (by default, it responds.. read more

How to Set Windows User Account Picture From Active Directory

Posted on November 30, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory, Windows 10
windows account picture from ad thumbnailPhoto

In this article we’ll show how to get a user photo from Active Directory and use it as user account picture in Windows  (displayed on logon and the lock screen, in the start menu, etc.) The algorithm should work as follows: during user logon, the system must receive a user.. read more

Recovering Encrypted Files from VSS Snapshot after Ransomware Infection

Posted on November 22, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7
mount shadow copy using vshadow.exe

We go on with the series of articles concerning the countermeasures against ransomware. Last time we considered a simple way of protection against encryption ransomware.on Windows file servers using FSRM. Today we’ll talk about how to easily recover your files if the ransomware has already penetrated on the computer and.. read more

How to Import User Photo to Active Directory Using PowerShell

Posted on November 18, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory, Powershell
import user photo to ad

Among user attributes starting from the version of Active Directory schema in Windows Server 2000, there is a special attribute thumbnailPhoto, in which a user photo (or any other images) can be stored as binary data. Outlook since 2010, Lync, SharePoint (and other applications) can use the data contained in.. read more

How to Filter Event Logs by Username in Windows 2008 and higher

Posted on November 17, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
filtered security log

In Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP, you could easily filter the events in the system Event Log Viewer by a specific user account if you enter the desired username in the User field of the log filter. But in Windows Server 2008 / Windows 7, this simple way of.. read more