Windows Server Archive

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

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 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

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

Deploy Windows 10 using MDT 2013 and WDS

In this article we will show you how to install and configure WDS role, MDT 2013 and Windows ADK on Windows Server 2012 R2 and use it to network PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) boot of clients computers for Windows 10 Image basic deployment Windows 10 through the network. We

How to backup WSUS database

The Software Update Point (SUP) role in System Center Configuration Manager is closely related and dependent on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). WSUS database may be located in the Windows Internal Database (WID). In this article we are going to show you how to backup this database in Windows

How to fix language bar problem in Windows Server 2008/2012 R2

Not so long ago, one of our readers asked us how to fix a problem with his language bar when using RDP session. It doesn’t switch the keyboard layout in the RDP session. Actually, the language icon in the taskbar changes, but next to it appears additional icon, where

Applications deployment by Make and Model using MDT 2013 with SQL

In this article we will show you guys how to configure your SQL database within MDT 2013 Update 1 and configure it to start using the Make and Model section of the database to push out applications by make and model during your deployment. The only way that we know

Add, modify and delete Registry keys using Group Policy

The settings of most applications and a lot of Windows features do not require centralized management by using Group Policy (GPO). But you have to know, that you can customize their settings through the registry. In this article we will show you how to use Group Policy to manage,