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How to Get List of Installed Programs in Windows 10

In this simple guide we will show you two different ways of how to get list of all installed programs in Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 using built-in command line tools. When it may be necessary? For example, the list of installed programs can be useful when you

Managing Windows Defender Using PowerShell

Windows Defender first appeared as an anti-virus utility for Windows XP. Since Vista version it was built into all Microsoft OS as a protection against malicious software. In Windows 8 it was merged with another antivirus product — Microsoft Security Essentials, and now it is a full-featured antivirus software.

How to Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings to Default

Built-in Windows Firewall is an important part of all versions of Windows operating system (starting from Windows XP SP2) and, when properly configured, allows to get the full control of all network activity on the computer and helps to protect your computer from hackers and malware programs. Sometimes users

LZX — new Windows 10 NTFS compression algorithm

Many of you may know that NTFS file system used by Windows 10 already has a built-in NTFS compression feature. But in Windows 10 Microsoft has added couple of new compression algorithms. In this article we are going to tell you about LZX, the strongest of these algorithms. Compared

How to remotely enable Remote Desktop using PowerShell

If you want to remotely enable Remote Desktop on the server, but you have not access to the terminal, we will show you how to do it. In our case we are using on server on 2012 R2 platform. It should be noted that Windows Server 2012 R2 already

How to Manage Backups using PowerShell

Quite often there is a situation when the backup is performed on Windows Server by using standard tools. Of course, the size of network folder is limited and standard tools are not able to delete backups older than a certain age. This situation can be solved by using PowerShell

Clean Out Temporary Outlook Files via PowerShell

Hey guys! If you use Microsoft Outlook on the terminal server, you should know that Outlook is saving temporary files. It creates this sort of files whenever you add or view an attachment. You can find the folder with the temporary files here: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\ You should know

How to copy files with BITS using PowerShell

If you use local (and global) networks, you might know that files between systems are transferring by using SMB, FTP or HTTP protocols. The problem with all of these protocols is difficulties with the large files downloading. Also, this sort of problem is a common issue due to slow

Manage Start Screen with Group Policy in Windows 10

Hello guys! In this tutorial we will show you how to export an existing start screen for Windows 10 and then use the Group Policy to ensure those settings. So basically as you can see you need to create a couple of groups. You can do this in a

Change Password in Office 365 via Powershell

These are instructions on how to manually change a password for an account in 365 via Windows Powershell. This is the only way to set a password specifically to something you want. Otherwise, when you reset a password through the Exchange Admin Center, it will randomly choose one for