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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

Blocking Remote Network Access for Local Accounts

Posted on August 4th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
S-1-5-113 Local account

Using local accounts (including the local administrator account) to access another computer over network in Active Directory environments is not recommended on a number of reasons. The same local administrator login and password are often used on many computers resulting in putting many computers at risk if one computer is.. read more

Installing SFTP (SSH FTP) Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on July 28th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
connect openssh on windows server using winscp

We go on talking about the means of secure file transfer between a client and a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. Last time we discussed using FTPS as a secure extension of FTP. Today we’ll dwell on the peculiarities of SFTP (Secure FTP) and its use in Windows Server.. read more

FTP over SSL (FTPS) on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on July 7th, 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

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

Posted on July 1st, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2

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