Miscellaneous Archive

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

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

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

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

Configuring SSH Key-Based Authentication on Linux

The Internet is full of manuals on how to configure the SSH key-based authentication on a Linux server. Every time we have to do this, we were searching for additional information, because we always forget some nuances. At this time, we decided to write instruction for us and for

How to Share Disk Between VMs on VMware ESXi

In some cases (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs). The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally on the ESXi host. If you

How to Delete IIS Log Files on Windows Server 2012

IIS (Internet Information Services) Web Server on Windows Server generates a sufficiently large amount of log files during its work. The main problem is that by default IIS log files located on the system drive, which usually has a small size. Insufficient space on the system drive may eventually

Config Easy Print on Windows Server 2012 R2

TS Easy Print technology was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 as an alternative to the use of traditional printing subsystem on Remote Desktop servers. Easy Print avoids the installation of drivers for the redirected printers on a terminal server and allows mapping of client redirected printer to the

Choose Right Hard Disk Drive for Your Servers

In this article we will consider the basic types of hard drives for servers: how they differ and whether they should be necessarily from the server manufacturer’s brand. Server hard drive should always be ready to respond to many requests with minimal latency and to provide a high level