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Fine-Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 5th, 2017 · Posted in Active Directory, Windows Server 2012 R2
Fine Grained Password Policy for domain admins

In Active Directory version introduced in Windows Server 2000, you could create only one password policy for the entire domain. This policy was configured within the standard Default Domain Policy. If the administrator assigned a new GPO with other password settings to the OU, CSE (Client Side Extensions) would ignore.. read more

Disk Cleanup on Windows Server 2012 / 2008 Without Installing Desktop Experience

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
copy cleanmgr.exe on windows server 2008 r2

By default, in Windows Server 2008 / R2 and 2012 / R2 there is no Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) utility that allows to delete unused files and clean up the WinSxS folder and component store from the files of updates that are no longer required. To run it, first you have.. read more

How To Backup and Restore IIS configuration to Another Server

Posted on November 11th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
appcmd - backup iis site config

This article describes how to create the backup of IIS Web site, application pool and configuraion and restore them on another server. This guide will help you to create your own plan of emergency recovery for IIS-based websites, migrate the configuration and websites between the servers or add a new.. read more

Using FSRM on Windows File Server to Prevent Ransomware

Posted on November 8th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
StartRansomwareBlockSmb.cmd

In this article, we’ll consider the methods of using File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) features on a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2 to detect and block ransomware. In particular, we’ll tell how to install FSRM service on the file server, configure file screening, and in the case ransomware.. read more

How to Run File Explorer Elevated

Posted on October 25th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
elevated explorer.exe in task manager

When working with Windows File Explorer on the server as local administrator, you often have to open system directories, user profiles or edit protected system files. When trying to open such directory/file in Windows Explorer in the current context, the UAC warning appears prompting to grant access and elevate privileges.

Granting Remote Access on SCManager to Non-admin Users

Posted on October 21st, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
sc query on remote computer

Let’s consider the peculiarities of granting remote access permission to enumerate the list of services running on a remote server to domain users without rights of local administrators. In fact, the task comes down to providing remote connection to the Service Control Manager (SCManager).

Windows 10: Unable to Download WSUS (0×80244019) Upgrade Packages

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2
WSUS 2012 Upgrade class

WSUS for Windows Server 2012 or higher supports the installation of both common security patches and large upgrade packages (upgrades in Microsoft terminology) on Windows 10. However, this feature doesn’t work out-of-the-box: these upgrades (they are called Redstone in Windows 10 concept) simply cannot be downloaded on clients. Let’s consider.. read more

Configuring Kerberos Authentication on IIS Website

Posted on September 20th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Fiddler - Authorization Header (Negotiate) appears to contain a Kerberos ticket

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to configure the transparent SSO (Single Sign-On) Kerberos domain user authentication on the IIS website running Windows Server 2012 R2. Start IIS Manager on your Web server, select the necessary website and go to the Authentication section. As you can see, only Anonymous.. read more

Tracking Files Deletion using Audit Policy and MSSQL

Posted on August 31st, 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

Using NTFS Disk Quotas to Set Limits for Users

Posted on August 10th, 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