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How to Disable Active Directory Account Using PowerShell?

An Active Directory administrator must periodically disable user and computer domain accounts that are not used for a long time. Disabled accounts cannot be used to log on the domain, even if the user knows the password for the account and it is not expired. You can disable a...

Tips on How to Speed Up Laptop or Computer on Windows 10

Here is a tutorial on how to speed up laptop or computer on Windows 10. Adjust Your Power Settings Let’s get started by adjust of your Power settings on laptops. Move your cursor down to the Windows 10 Task bar, take a left click on Battery icon. Click Power...

How to Sync Active Directory to Office 365?

You can integrate your Office 365 subscription with your existing local (on-premises) directory service based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). You can configure automatic synchronization of AD user accounts, groups, and contacts with Azure. As a result, you can manage your user accounts for both environments. Office...

Allow Non-administrators to Install Printer Drivers via GPO

By default, non-admin domain users do not have permissions to install the printer drivers on the domain computers. In order to install a driver, user should have local admin privileges on a computer (for example, by adding to the local Administrators group). This is great from the point of...

Adding an Additional Domain Controller on Windows Server 2016

In this article, we will show you how to deploy an additional domain controller in an existing Active Directory forest based on Windows Server 2016. An additional domain controller can be used to increase domain resiliency, used for load balancing between AD sites, and reduce the load on WAN...

How to Convert ESD to WIM File on Windows 10?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to convert ESD to WIM file from the Command prompt using the DISM tool. ESD file is a new highly compressed file-based disk format developed by Microsoft. The ESD (Electronic Software Download) image files used to deploy Windows operating system instead...

Ping Returns IPv6 Address, Ping IPv4?

If your computer and a remote device are located on the same IP network, or VLAN, or subnet– you will probably notice that if you ping such a device by its hostname it will return an IPv6 address. For example, I am trying to ping Windows Server on my...

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 10/8.1 that actually takes high CPU and Memory utilization by the Search Protocol Host and Search Filter Host processes. This is a problem that seems come in to Windows 8.1 and 10. High CPU Usage of...

Deploying Active Directory Federation Services on Windows Server

ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) is a component of Windows Server that provides the functionality of an authentication provider for web applications. Federation Services are used to authenticate external users in different applications. Why do I need ADFS if I have an Active Directory deployed? The fact is that...

How to Backup Active Directory on Windows Server 2016?

In this article, we will take a look on how to backup an Active Directory domain controller running on Windows Server 2016. This backup will allow you to restore both individual AD objects and the entire AD domain in case of problems. Although Active Directory services are designed with...