Fn Key not Working Properly on Windows 10 Laptop

Most laptops have a separate Fn key, which usually performs a specific to particular laptop actions (including Wi-Fi on/off, change the screen brightness etc) in combination with the keys in the top row of keyboard (F1 – F12). A common laptop owners problem (especially after updating the system or

How to transfer FSMO Roles From a Failed Domain Controller

In case domain controller, which owns FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operation) roles, is fail (virus attack, fatal software problems or catastrophic hardware failure etc.), then you need to transfer all FSMO roles from a failed to an another (additional) domain controller (for proper Active Directory domain functioning). Consider this

Removing Old and Unused Drivers from Driver Store using Powershell

Each time you install or update your device driver, Windows OS (since Vista) continues to store the old version of the driver in the system Driver Store. Thereby, if the system doesn’t work correctly with the new driver, user can roll back to an older version of the driver

How to Recreate OWA and ECP Virtual Directories on Exchange Server 2016

This article describes how to remove an existing IIS virtual directories OWA and ECP on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and create a new one. The rebuilding of these virtual directories helps to reset all settings, recreate them from the scratch and can solve many Exchange problems related to

Configure Access Based Enumeration on Windows Server 2016

By default, when user open some shared network folder, SMB displays full list of files and folders on it (of course only if user have permission to access share). Access Based Enumeration (ABE) allows you to hide specific files and folders for user who don’t have access permission. Access

Configuring Internet Explorer 11 Proxy Settings using GPO

The article shows how to configure proxy settings for Internet Explorer 11 browser using Active Directory Group Policies (GPO). In earlier versions of Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 9) to configure Internet Explorer settings you needed to use the following setting in the Group Policy Editor console: User configuration

How to Create Bootable USB Drive with WinRE in a WIM File

In this article we will show you how to create a bootable USB drive with Windows Recovery Environment (WInRE) in a WIM file using the standard Windows tools. Boot into WinRE environment can be useful to quickly repair the installed Windows: fix common causes of unbootable operating systems, start

How to configure Microsoft Edge Settings Using GPO?

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft also introduced its new default web-browser Microsoft Edge. Let’s try to figure out whether it is possible to centrally manage Microsoft Edge settings in the enterprise environment through Group Policy. If you open the Local Group Policy Editor console (gpedit.msc) on Windows

Fix: Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working

Recently we have faced with a strange problem on Windows 10 PC. When we try to open the context menu by right-clicking on the desktop shortcut, occurs an error Windows Explorer has stopped working. After that all the shortcuts on the desktop disappear for a few seconds, and after

Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2016

First time data deduplication was introduced in Windows Server 2012. In the Windows Server 2016 represented the 3-rd version of deduplication component, significantly revised and improved. In this article we will take a look at the new deduplication features, settings and how it differs from previous implementations. What’s New