LZX File Compression on the NTFS Level in Windows 10

Posted on July 8, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
compress Program-Files-x86 folder in Windows 10

Another rather interesting and promising, though underpromoted, feature of Windows 10 is the support of LZX data compression algorithm on the NTFS file system level. Compared to the familiar NTFS compression, the LZX compression ratio in Windows 10 is much higher (almost at zip level). The average compression level is.. read more

FTP over SSL (FTPS) on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on July 7, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
FileZilla untrusted cert

One of the main disadvantages of FTP for file transfer is the lack of protection and encryption means for the transferred data. When connecting to an FTP server username and password are also sent in clear text. To transfer data (especially using public communication channels), it is recommended to use.. read more

Fix High Memory Usage by Svchost.exe (wuauserv)

Posted on July 4, 2016 · Posted in Windows 7
svchost.exe high memory usage

Some users have begun complaining of performance issues on their computers running Windows 7. The problem manifests itself as follows: daily at one and the same time (each user at their own time) the computer begins to slow down. The Task Manager shows that the process svchost.exe  uses up to.. read more

How To Run TSADMIN.msc and TSCONFIG.msc Snap-Ins on Windows Server 2012 RDS

Posted on July 1, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
tsadmin.msc

Many administrators of Windows terminal servers might have noticed that starting from Windows Server 2012, the management snap-ins tsadmin.msc (Remote Desktop Services Manager) and tsconfig.msc (Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration) disappeared from RDS servers. MS developers have decided that the majority of RDS server settings could be managed using Server.. read more

Outlook 2016 Slow External Autodiscover with Exchange Server

Posted on June 24, 2016 · Posted in Exchange
ExcludeHttpsRootDomain

Starting from Outlook 2007, the client application uses Autodiscover web service to automatically configure the client access settings to Exchange server. For internal clients, the procedure is quite simple: start Outlook and click “Next” till you get access to your mailbox. The external clients have to specify the e-mail address,.. read more

Process Priority Management in Windows

Posted on June 21, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 - six process priority

Let’s talk about the priority of Windows processes. In most cases, there is no need to think about the custom process priority settings, but sometimes a qualified system administrator can help a system to better allocate the processor time between running tasks. When is it needed? For example on the.. read more

Kernel Exchange Suite

Posted on June 16, 2016 · Posted in Exchange
Preview Panel Screen

Microsoft email solutions are trending the chart among competitive email technologies like IBM Domino, Novell GroupWise, etc. Impact of Microsoft email framework, i.e. MS Outlook and MS Exchange Server, is clearly determined by looking at the productivity and performance of a company. However, enterprises also sail through disastrous and difficult.. read more

How to Measure Disk IOPS Using PowerShell

Posted on June 15, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
test iops

One of the main metrics, which allows to estimate the performance of the existing or developed storage system is IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). In simple terms, IOPS is the number of blocks read from or written to a media or a file system in a time unit. The larger.. read more

Backing Up VMWare Virtual Machines Using Altaro VM Backup

Posted on June 9, 2016 · Posted in VMWare
retention policy

In this overview, we’ll tell how to use Altaro VM Backup to back up virtual machines running on VMWare vSphere. We’ll show how to install and configure Altaro VM Backup, create a backup task and recover a VM. Originally, this product was called Altaro Hyper-V Backup and used to back.. read more

Reset Windows Update Agent and Service to Default

Posted on June 6, 2016 · Posted in Windows 7
reset windows update script: run as admin

In this article we’ll show how to restore Windows Update agent and service to default state by resetting their configuration. As a rule, it is the most effective and the easiest way to solve the issue with Windows Update agent.