Miscellaneous Archive

Manage and Disable Windows Defender Using PowerShell

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

How to Install phpMyAdmin on IIS in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016?

PHPMyAdmin is a web-based open source tool written in PHP designed to help manage MySQL database through the Web browser. Because of this PhpMyAdmin facilitates the management and maintenance of the MySQL database. PhpMyAdmin provides an easy way to use graphic interface to write and execute queries, manage databases,

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 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 all installed programs can be useful when you

How to Install and Configure DNS Server on Windows Server 2016/2012 R2?

This article is a step by step tutorial on how to install and configure a DNS Server on Windows Server 2016 /2012 R2. Also we will show you how to create forward and reverse lookup zones. For a start, we’ll also take a look at what’s the DNS service

How to Setup FTP Server in Windows 10?

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a popular Internet data transfer protocol. You can use FTP to transfer files between a remote server and a local PC. FTP is often used by site administrators in order to upload and download files to their web-hosting servers. FTP protocol is implemented according

How to Convert EXE to MSI?

Some vendors provide distributions of their programs only in the EXE file format. Such installation EXE file is convenient to use when you need to manually install software on a small number of computers. But if you need to deploy new software on the number of computers in the

Capture Windows 10 Image using MDT 2013

In this article we are going to show you how to capture Windows 10 image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT 2013). Later you can use such image to deploy Windows 10 image on multiple computers in your organization. By using a fully customized Windows 10 image for deployment

Deploy Windows 10 with 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 client’s computers for Windows 10 Image basic deployment through the network (deploy Windows 10

Fix Windows 8.1/10 Search Filter Host and Indexer High CPU Load Problem

This article will help you to fix a search indexing problems on Windows 8.1/10 that actually takes too much CPU load, like Search Protocol Host and Search Filter Host. This is a problem that seems come in to Windows 8.1 and 10. Search Filter Host and Indexer high CPU

What’s the Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) Process in Windows 10?

Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) is a system process in Windows 10, that controls the display of application’s windows, it is responsible for visual, 3D effects and Windows themes, it builds window thumbnails preview on the taskbar, supports high-resolution devices, etc. This process collects graphical information from all running applications