Miscellaneous Archive

Time Configuration for a Virtualized Domain Controllers

Today we will talk about some of the features of time configuration on a virtualized domain controllers. Typically, the time synchronization scheme in the Active Directory domain is as follows: The PDC emulator is the main time source on the domain and must be configured to synchronize time with

Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 10

Microsoft XPS Document Writer feature in Windows 10 is installed by default and allows user to print any documents and save them to XPS format. Thus, user can easily create XPS document from any application with printing feature using the virtual XPS printer. XPS (XML Paper Specification) is an

Wrike Makes Managing Your Projects Easier

Almost every day we share some different data and information with our friends, colleagues, business partners, etc. by using accounts in different social networks (like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others). Social networks interfaces are great, they are user-friendly and easy to manage. But imagine if you could manage your

Guide to SQL Server Transaction Log Backup

In case you use Microsoft SQL Server you might heard about the Simple and Full database recovery models. Probably you also know that a Simple recovery model allows you to restore data only at the time of the backup, while Full — at any time (you only need to make

How to transfer FSMO Roles using PowerShell

When you create a domain, all FSMO roles assigned to the first domain controller in the forest by default. You can transfer FSMO roles from one DC to another both the Active Directory graphics snap-ins and the PowerShell command line. Moving FSMO roles using AD PowerShell has the following

GPT or MBR: How to Check HDD Partition Table Style

The modern versions of Windows and other operating systems can use one of two standards to store information about hard disk partitions structures. This is an old standard MBR (Master Boot Record) and a new one — GPT (GUID Partition Table). In the Windows OS family, the topic of

How to Backup Drivers and Restore them in Windows 10

A backup copy of the drivers will not only help to restore the operability of the hardware and the peripheral devices (printers, scanners, MFPs, etc.) of the computer quickly, but also prevent any possible problems (for example, with sound or graphics due to an incorrectly installed driver after clean

Setting Default File Associations using Group Policy

You can change the file associations in Windows operating system in several ways. You can configure the application with which you can open certain types of files from the user’s GUI (however this setting will be applied only in the current user’s profile). If you want to associate some

Notes about USB Extender over Twisted Pair (UTP)

Recently we had a rather interesting device in our hands: active USB extender (or USB RJ45 Extension adapter). At the same time, the seller promised that we will have an opportunity to extend the cable and connect USB devices to computer at distances up to 150ft (45 meters) with the help

FSMO Role: Infrastructure Master

We continue the series of articles about FSMO roles in the Active Directory domain. This time, we will take a closer look at the FSMO role — Infrastructure Master. As been said previously, the Infrastructure Master role is a domain-level role, i.e. in every AD domain there can be