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AutoRedial for VPN Connections in Windows 8/10/2012

Posted on May 5th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
VPN option tab Windows 8 / Windows 2012

I was surprised, not much, however, when I found that in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 or higher Microsoft had slightly “refined” the VPN connection settings. To be more precise, removed a number of settings in the Options tab. Here is what it looked like in Windows 7:

How To Create Self-Signed Certificate with PowerShell

Posted on April 8th, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows 10
New-SelfSignedCertificate cmdlet

Most Windows administrators who are familiar with PKI know about the utility MakeCert.exe , which allows to create a self-signed certificate. This tool is included in Microsoft .NET Framework SDK and Microsoft Windows SDK. In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, a self-signed certificate can be created using PowerShell 3.0 or.. read more

View Check Disk (CHKDSK) Results in Windows 10

Posted on March 16th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
chkdsk text report windows 10

If when booting Windows 10 the automatic disk check (with chkdsk utility) takes place, a user doesn’t see the results of this check. How to get access to the log with disk check results?

Viewing WindowsUpdate.log in Windows 10

Posted on February 17th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
missing %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log in windows 10

In Windows 10 the developers decided to get rid of the usual text format of Windows Update agent (WindowsUpdate.log) in favor of the event log service logging in the format of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). With such an action, the developers planned to increase the performance of the logging.. read more

Enable Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

Posted on December 29th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
set administrator password

As you know, during Windows 10 installation the system prompts creating a user account and gives local administrator privileges to this account. However, during the installation another built-in (hidden) administrator account is created, which is disabled for security reasons. In this article we’ll tell about the built-in Windows 10 administrator.. read more

Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) for Windows 10 Home

Posted on December 15th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home

One of the things that differs Windows 10 Home from Pro and Enterprise editions is the abcense of the Group Policy Editor console (gpedit.msc). So you have to do the majority of fine tuning in Windows Home editions using the Registry Editor, and not the gpedit.msc, which is not so.. read more

Windows 10 Compact OS: Reducing the Disk Footprint

Posted on December 8th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Compressing OS binaries

Windows 10 has a new function allowing to reduce the disk space taken by the system.  The new function is called Compact OS and is an evolutionary development of WIMBoot technology implemented in Windows 8.1 Update 1. Compact OS allows to reduce the disk space occupied by the system due.. read more

How to Allow Multiple RDP Sessions in Windows 10

Posted on December 1st, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
multiple RDP sessions on Windows 10

Like in previous client versions of Microsoft operation systems, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise users can connect to their computers remotely using Remote Desktop service (RDP). There is a restriction on the number of simultaneous RDP sessions: only one remote user can work at a time. When you try to.. read more

How to Disable Password Login in Windows 10

Posted on November 25th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Windows 10: User password on login screen

Every time to log to Windows 10, a user has to enter password for local or online Microsoft account. It guarantees a certain level of data protection against access by third parties but it is inconvenient for home users as it increases the time of access to the desktop. This.. read more

How to Turn Off Automatic Driver Updates in Windows 10

Posted on November 16th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 10
Disable drivers update via Windows Update

When connecting a new device to the system, Windows tries to automatically install a corresponding driver and update its version in future using Windows Update. In most cases, this approach is optimal as it guarantees installation of actual driver versions checked by Microsoft. In some cases, however, a user deliberately.. read more