Windows Server Archive

How to Configure Radius Server on Windows Server 2016?

RADIUS (Remote Authentication in Dial-In User Service) is a network protocol for the implementation of authentication, authorization and collection of information about the resources used, designed to transfer information between the central platform and network clients/devices. Your remote access (RADUIS) server can communicate with a central server/service (for example,

Destination Path Too Long Fix (when Moving/Copying a File)

If you are receiving an error Destination Path Too Long when trying to copy or move a file to a folder, try the quick trick below. The reason you are receiving the error is that File Explorer failed to copy/delete/rename any path-name longer than 256 characters.  The instructions below

How to Add, Edit and Remove Registry Keys Using Group Policy?

It is not always possible to use Group Policy (GPO) to manage some of the Windows and applications settings in the domain environment. The fact is that some settings can be applied only through the system registry. In an Active Directory domain, you can centrally manage registry keys on

How to Login with a Local Windows Account Instead of Domain Account?

Let’s take a look on a little trick to login Windows with a local user account instead of a domain account. By default, when a username is entered on the Welcome Screen of a domain-joined machine, and there is also a local account with the same name, the domain

How to Configure DFS Replication on Windows Server 2016?

This manual describes how to configure DFS data replication in the Active Directory domain on servers running Windows Server 2016. There are two types of Distributed File System (DFS): Namespace DFS – DFS allows you to create virtual directory trees that unite shared folders across the corporate network. It

Print Job Stuck in Queue on Windows Server 2016/2012R2/2008R2

Print servers running Windows Server can have a large number of network printers connected. With a large number of devices, the Windows print queue may freeze so that removing the print job from the queue or “soft” cleaning the entire print queue from the “Print Management > Printers >

Hyper-V: Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016

Nested virtualization allows you to run Hyper-V inside a virtual machine and create several more virtual machines in this nested Hyper-V server. Most often, nested virtualization is used in test environments. Microsoft Hyper-V supports nested virtualization starting from Windows Server 2016. If you try to install the Hyper-V role

What is DHCP Lease Time?

Computers that are configured to automatically obtain an IP addresses from a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server receive an IP address not for permanent use, but for a fixed period of time. This time period is called the DHCP Lease Time. Upon expiration of the lease, this IP

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