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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 domain controllers request time from

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 and snap-ins to manage Windows

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 be used to store new

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 version of WSUS Offline Updater

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 support for WIndows 10 in

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 servers with features and options

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: drive). Enable-DedupVolume E: -UsageType Default

How to Backup and Restore Windows 10 Firewall Settings

This time we are going to show how you can easily backup and restore Windows 10 Firewall settings. It can be useful when you want to reset your Firewall settings, reinstall them or whatever, but want to keep your current Firewall settings and configuration. At first we need to

How to Convert Windows ESD File to Windows WIM File

In this tutorial we will show you how to convert ESD file to Windows WIM file using Command Prompt. ESD file is a new thing within Windows 10 OS, that Microsoft is pushing out. ESD files used when installing software upgrades, they are not to be opened manually (unless

How to Install VPN Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

In this article we will take a look on how to install VPN server on Windows Server 2012 R2. VPN (virtual private network) technology is used to create a direct connection between computers that placed in different subnets. For example, you can use VPN when it is necessary to