Miscellaneous Archive

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

Testing Domain Controllers Using Dcdiag.exe

The DCDiag utility can be used to diagnose the health of Active Directory domain controllers, DNS servers, AD replication, and other domain services. This utility is built into the modern Windows Server 2019/2016/2012R2 versions (in previous versions of Windows Server, the DCDiag utility must be installed manually from the

How to Fix Windows 10 Flashing Screen

Today we are going to show you how to fix the flashing screen issue when you just upgraded to Windows 10 or update your Windows 10 build with the latest patches. This is a really annoying thing and we want to share the information on how to fix this

How to Remotely Enable Remote Desktop (RDP) Using PowerShell

The easiest way to enable Remote Desktop RD on the Windows OS family is to use the GUI. To do this, you need to open the “System” Control Panel item, go to the “Remote Settings” tab and enable the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option in the Remote

Deploy a Customized Windows 10 Start Menu with MDT 2013

Many of you have been requesting this article and we actually took the time and did it for you, guys. It’s all about customizing your Start menu within Windows 10 and deploying it within your MDT. In this article, we will show: How to customize Start menu layout in

Integrate WSUS Offline Updater with MDT 2013 to Deploy Windows 10

In this article we will show you how to install updates offline gained using WSUS Offline Updater, inside MDT 2013 (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) task sequences to deploy fully patched Windows 10 image over network. Although most customers use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or SCCM SUP (Software Update Point)

Configure Autostart of VM on VMware ESXi

By default, virtual machines located on VMWare ESXi (Free Hypervisor) or VMWare Workstation is not starting automatically at the host boot. This means that after the ESXi/ Workstation host reboot (planned restart or crash, for example, caused by a power failure), Administrator have to manually start all the virtual

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