User Account Control Slider and Group Policy Settings

Posted on September 14, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
UAC Slider in Windows

In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new mechanism, providing an additional level of protection against unauthorized modifications called UAC (User Account Control). In Windows 7 (or higher), UAC has got a setting slider (called from the Control Panel or UserAccountControlSettings.exe), which allows to select one of four UAC protection levels.

How to Recover an Unsaved Word Document in Office 2010

Posted on September 8, 2016 · Posted in MS Office
word 2010 autosave wbk files

I don’t often post something about such common user issues, but today I came across an unpleasant situation, when the process winword.exe hung, was aborted and didn’t save changes in the current document. It was necessary to urgently deal with the autosave features  of MS Word 2010 and try to.. read more

Remote Computer Management Using LiteManager

Posted on September 2, 2016 · Posted in Misc
Connect client by ID

I have come across quite an interesting tool – LiteManager, which, in my opinion,  can compete with more famous counterparts in the market of remote support and management solutions. Using LiteManager you can remotely connect to a user computer from the local network, Internet (including users behind NAT), interact with.. read more

Tracking Files Deletion using Audit Policy and MSSQL

Posted on August 31, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
select file deletion event from mysql db

Any Windows administrator has come across the situation when angry users want to know who has deleted a very important file of the annual report from the share on the file server. This information can be obtained only if you have enabled the audit of the deleted files and folders.. read more

How to Disable Wallpaper JPEG Compression in Windows 10

Posted on August 30, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
windows 10 - File Transcoded reduce wallpaper jpeg quality

Some  Windows 10 users could notice that when setting a JPEG image as the desktop wallpaper, the quality of the wallpaper is reduced in compared to the original image. The number of image artifacts has increased and is more obvious on large screens. The problem is not new, and could.. read more

Configuring Mozilla Firefox using Group Policies

Posted on August 24, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
Firefox group policy preferences to copy files

In this article I’ll try to describe the configuration management of modern Mozilla Firefox versions via Group Policies  in a corporate environment (Microsoft Active Directory-based domain environment).

Run MySQL Queries from PowerShell

Posted on August 22, 2016 · Posted in Powershell
posh: select query from mysql

One of the useful PowerShell features is the opportunity to connect to databases on remote servers, including MySQL ones. Thus, you can address MySQL tables to access data directly from PowerShell console. In this article, we’ll deal with the examples of connection to MySQL DB from PowerShell script and some.. read more

Generating Random Password with PowerShell

Posted on August 11, 2016 · Posted in Powershell
PoSh Script to Generate Random password

It is not easy to think a secure password, so that it meet certain requirements to the length and complexity. There are many programs and online services in the Internet to generate passwords, but why using third-party programs if you can do with the tools that already exist in your system… read more

Using NTFS Disk Quotas to Set Limits for Users

Posted on August 10, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Quota entries table

Disk quotas allow Windows administrators to control and manage the size of the disk space used by users on the file systems of servers and workstations. Windows Server supports two types of quotas: File Server Resource Manager quotas and NTFS quotas. Though FSRM quotas are more flexible and convenient, in.. read more

Fix: Windows 10 Screen Brightness Control Not Working

Posted on August 9, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

Some users complain that after a clean install or upgrade to Windows 10 they cannot adjust the screen brightness on some laptops. When trying to increase or decrease the brightness with the keys Fn+F11/ F12/etc. (depending on the laptop model), nothing happens. All other combinations and functional keys work well… read more