Miscellaneous Archive

Using Ntdsutil Tool to Manage Active Directory

The NTDSutil.exe utility is one of the key tools to manage Active Directory and its database (ntds.dit file). The NTDSutil utility can be used by AD administrators in various scenarios. Most often the utility is used to: Transfer (seizing) FSMO roles in the AD domain between domain controllers; Authoritative

How to Setup Gmail in Outlook 2016?

In this article we are going to show you how to setup Microsoft Outlook 2016 with Gmail. After MS Office Outlook installation you will see a welcome screen, so you need to add your email account there. So let’s start and run Outlook! Prepare Your Gmail Account to Access

RDP error: This computer can’t connect to the remote computer

Let’s try to figure out how to fix an RDP connection error This computer can’t connect to the remote computer, which occurring when you are trying to connect to a remote computer or Remote Desktop Server (RDS) using the RDP client. The problem looks like this: when you are

How to Reset TeamViewer ID?

After installing TeamViewer and first connection to the network, program receives a unique identification number (ID). It allows remote users to perform a remote connection to your computer and vice versa. If you are using a free version of TeamViewer to connect to different computers (commercial purposes), here is

VMware ESXi: Shared Disk Between VMs

In some cases (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk (vmdk or RMD) between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs) on VMWare ESXi. The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally

Sysprep Windows 10 Machine: Step by Step Guide

In this guide we will show you how to use PowerShell and Windows System Preparation Tool (sysprep) to prepare a highly customized, personal Windows 10 install image. What is Sysprep? Let me remind you, that the Sysprep.exe utility is used to prepare the reference image and its depersonalization. Sysprep

Fix Trust relationship failed issue without domain rejoining

In this article we will discuss the causes of Trust relationship failed error and some solutions on how to restore secure channel between the workstation and the Active Directory domain. In what case we can get this error? For example, when user is trying to login to workstation or

MS Office 2019/2016 KMS Activation

Following the recent release of the Microsoft Office 2019 final RTM version, corporate customers can initiate their migration to a new MS Office platform. This article will discuss the features of MS Office KMS activation (this guide applicable to the volume editions of Office 2019 and 2016, including Project

How to Fix Language Bar Problem in Windows Server 2016/2012R2/2008R2

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

How to Backup WSUS Database?

The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role, which first appeared in Windows Server 2008 (previously WSUS was installed as a separate app, Software Update Services), allows system administrators to manage the installation of updates and security patches for Microsoft products on computers in the corporate network. The WSUS database