Windows Archive

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

Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2016

First time data deduplication was introduced in Windows Server 2012. In the Windows Server 2016 represented the 3-rd version of deduplication component, significantly revised and improved. In this article we will take a look at the new deduplication features, settings and how it differs from previous implementations. What’s New

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

Accessing Domain Controller from Local DSRM Account

Login with a local account on the domain controller is basically impossible, since then you are promoting member server to the domain controller (DC), the local accounts database (SAM) become inaccessible. However, this rule has one exception. In case of directory services problems on domain controllers, there is a

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

Can I Delete Swapfile.sys in Windows 10?

In Windows 8.1/10 in the root directory of the system drive (by default it is C:\) in addition to already familiar to many users pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys, you can find swapfile.sys file, which was not present in earlier versions of the Windows OS. You will be able to see

Change Default OU permissions in Active Directory

By default, each newly created organizational unit (OU) in the access list includes read permission for the group Authenticated Users (built-in group). This allows all users of the domain to be able to view the contents of any OU in Active Directory using Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

Antimalware Service Executable: Fix High CPU and Disk Usage

Last time one of us became oftenly work behind his Windows 10 laptop late at night and noticed that after 2:00 PM the laptop begins to slow down. The culprit was found rather quickly, this is a process MsMpEng.exe, which is displayed in Task Manager as Antimalware Service Executable.

7 Best Android Emulators for Windows 10

The most common mobile operating system in the world is Android, a huge number of applications and games is specially developed for Android. However, many users of Android devices have computers running Windows 10 and want to run favorite Android apps and games in Windows environment. In this case

Run PowerShell Script from Task Scheduler

Let’s take a look at the basics of creating scheduled job in Windows Task Scheduler to run PowerShell script. For example, we have TestPSScript.ps1 script that is needed to run on a daily basis. There are two ways to solve this situation. Create Scheduler Task from GUI Open Task