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How to Backup and Restore Group Policy Objects

Group policies have an important role in the Active Directory domain management, their damage or accidental deletion can lead to unpredictable results. Backup of Group Policy objects (GPO) allows you to quickly restore their state and if not — reduce them to minimum size.

How to hide specific OU in Active Directory

The first thing you see while opening Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) snap-in is AD containers (Organization Unit, OU), in which user accounts, computers and groups are placed. Depending on the size and organizational structure, number of OU in Active Directory can be

Deploy MS Office 2016 Using MDT 2013

Today we will show you how to deploy Microsoft Office 2016 on clients computers using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013. We assume that you are already read our previous article, which describes how to install MDT 2013 and the Windows Deployment Services role on Windows

Configure NTP Time Sync using Group Policy

The Windows Time service (despite its apparent simplicity) is the basis for the normal functioning of Active Directory domain. In properly configured AD environment Time service operates as follows: users computers receive the exact time from nearest domain controller which they are registered, all

Installing Active Directory Snap-in on Windows 10

One of the main Active Directory domain management tools is the MMC snap-in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). To work with ADUC snap-in in Windows 10, you need first to install the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). The RSAT includes various utility

Active Directory Database File Compaction and Defragmentation

Active Directory is a non-relational database and its size increasing over time, the database takes more and more disk space. If you remove the objects from Active Directory, the size of database file will not be changed, but the free space (white space) can

Integrate WSUS Offline Updater with MDT 2013 to Deploy Windows 10

In this article we will show you how to slipstream updates gained using WSUS Offline Updater, inside Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 task sequences to deploy fully patched Windows 10 image over network. The first thing you need to do — download the latest

How to Install Windows 10 on VMWare ESXi 6.0

This installation guide will explain each phase step by step and guide you through Windows 10 operating system installation on a virtual machine (VM) running in the VMware environment. In our example, we will create a virtual machine on the ESXi 6.0 host. Official

How to Install and Configure DNS Server on Windows Server 2012

This article is a step by step tutorial on how to install and configure a DNS Server on Windows Server 2012. MS Windows Server 2012 is a great and powerful server OS capable of many different roles and functions. However, to prevent overloading production

Configure Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2012 R2

In this tutorial we will show you a fast and easy way to configure Data Deduplication via Powershell. At first we need to add role for deduplication: Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature -name FS-Data-Deduplication Import-Module Deduplication Now we need to enable deduplication (this time on E: