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Limiting users who can login via RDP

If you only want some members of the Administrators group to have RDP access, you can adjust this in Local Security Settings

How to enable USB write protection in Windows 10

Introducing an unknown USB device into a network can cause a host of security headaches. Take away the threat in Windows 10 in just a few short steps.

Changing a Windows Computer Name

A simple how to to change the computer name for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 systems.

Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine

Although you can add NIC teaming to a virtual machine, it's not a Hyper-V feature but functionality of the Windows Server used for network workload

Converting VHD files to VHDX files

Microsoft have been using the VHD format since the one created by Connectix in 1995 to allow Windows 3.1 to run on Mac computers.

Deleting Windows temp files

Any file under the Windows Temp folder is safe to delete. But that isn't the only place that temporary files are stored on Windows computers.

Useful Windows RUN Commands

There are several ways to efficiently access the files, folders, and programs in Windows operating system.

Chatting from the Windows Command Prompt

The net send command is used to send messages on a network. Learn more about this command and see several examples.

Windows cheat sheet

An assortment of miscellaneous Windows references and commands that are useful to both novice and experienced windows administrators alike.

Common SQL queries

A short article which provides sysadmins ands DBAs alike with common sql statements for generic information across multiple database environments.

WMIC Quick Reference Guide

The WMI command-line (WMIC) utility provides a command-line interface for WMI. WMIC is compatible with existing shells and utility commands.

XP Tweaks

Here, we've assembled 10 fast n' easy tweaks for any PC that break the factory mold and improve performance.

Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

Almost all events on Hyper-V are logged in Event Viewer, however they are divided between different event logs.

Installing Windows Server Backup

WSB is not installed by default. The feature installation is made by Server Manager. After installation, the tool can be accessed via console or CLI.

NetWorker 9.0 Server supported platforms

With the release of 9.0, the NetWorker Server and Management Console will now run only on Linux 64-bit and Windows 64-bit systems.

Managing Computers Remotely with the MMC

Managing a remote system using the Computer Management console, you must launch the console with an account that has administrative credentials.

The Microsoft Management Console

The primary administrative tools in Windows Server 2003 are MMC consoles with col­ lections of snap-ins suited to a specific purpose.

Installing a Windows Server 2003

This article provides practicle steps you will need to configure a computer to run Windows Server 2003

The Windows Server 2003 Family

The goal of this article is to introduce you to the multiple versions and editions of Windows Server 2003.

How to Restart or Shutdown a remote Windows Server

When you attempt to restart a remote server remember that the default ComputerName is the local machine, therefore you need to append -m ComputerName.

nsrwatch now supported on Windows platforms

The main advantage of using nsrwatch over NMC, is that NMC operations are usually delayed, whereas nsrwatch displays operations in near realtime.

DiskShadow examples

A DiskShadow example is provided for reference when using a VSS hardware provider.

Verifying the blocksize of an NTFS volume

This simple post provides details on how to verify the block size of an NFS volume, using the fsutil command.

How to hide Windows 2012 Server Manager at login

If you have a server which is low on resources, having to wait for the server manager process to finish loading can be a little bit painful

Using the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer

The Best Practice Analyzer for Hyper-V has 74 scans to identify which settings are not configured, based on the Microsoft documentation and practices.