Author: Cornel Caba

The Windows Registry is the centralized configuration database for Windows NT and Windows 2000, as well as for applications. The Registry in Windows 11/10/8/7 stores information about tuning parameters, device configuration, and user preferences. On disk, the Windows Registry isn’t simply one large file, but a set of discrete files called hives. Each hive contains a Registry tree, which has a key that serves as the root (i.e., starting point) of the tree. Subkeys and their values reside beneath the root. Location of Windows Registry files The Registry files are located in the following folder locations. The location of these registry hives are as…

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With Windows System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) tool, you can create customized Windows 10 or 11 reference images. You can install apps, drivers, and slipstream updates to a Windows installation image. After that, you can deploy Windows image to users’ computers within your company. In this article, we’ll show how to use Sysprep to create the reference image of Windows 10 21H1 (19043.1320) and Windows 11 21H2 (22000.258) builds. Use this guide to create a Windows image that is ready and you can deploy it on a physical or virtual machine (VDI solutions). What is SysPrep? Before deploying a Windows image…

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Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest software update, and while many of the features and settings are still the same as they were on Windows 10, there are several new additions — and that includes a few unique keyboard shortcuts to perform tasks faster and improve your overall productivity. In this story we’ll cover the most important keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11, many of which carry over from Windows 10 and earlier versions of Microsoft’s operating system. That includes the basics, like copying highlighted items and undoing a previous action, as well as lesser known shortcuts, like snapping an active window…

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Users may need to set up multiple IP addresses to the same network adapter for hosting various SSL sites and avoid firewalls or being blacklisted in SPAM filters, etc. Method 1 Please follow the below steps to configure multiple IP addresses in the Windows server. Right-click the network icon in the taskbar and click on open network and Internet settings. Click on Ethernet option then select the change adaptor options that are mentioned in the below image. Now right click on the Ethernet. and select the Properties. Select Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPV4) in the list and press the properties.…

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On Windows 10, you can use Command Prompt and Task Scheduler to automatically delete files older than a certain number of days to free up space and keep your files organized. The Settings app includes Storage sense, a feature that automatically runs when the storage is low in space. Alongside the ability to delete temporary files, you can also enable the feature to delete files in the recycle bin or Downloads folder that haven’t changed in the last 30 days. However, it is limited and doesn’t offer an option to monitor additional folders to delete files that haven’t changed in…

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Certain computers in open areas such as a laboratory need to be locked down to only allow those users to logon that are authorized to use that computer. This is easily done with group policy. Step 1: Create or select an organizational unit to which the policy will apply. If you already have an organizational unit (OU) which contains the computers you wish to restrict, select it. otherwise, create an OU for the policy and move the computers that require restricted access into that OU. be sure to apply your other required group policy objects to the OU as well.…

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Steps to reset 120 Days RDS Grace Period Open “Regedit” and go to HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM\GracePeriod Right Click and go to Permission – Advanced – Owner. Change the ownership from Network Service to Administrator Account Assign Full Control permission to Administrator Delete the item highlighted in RED Reboot the server or restart the Terminal Service Restart-Service TermService -force The Grace period of RDS server should be reset to default 120 Days now. (Invoke-WmiMethod -PATH (gwmi -namespace root\cimv2\terminalservices -class win32_terminalservicesetting).__PATH -name GetGracePeriodDays).daysleft 119

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More Information The RDP client disconnect codes are written to the ‘Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RDPClient/Operational’ event login ‘Applications and Services Logs/Microsoft/Windows’ in Event Viewer. Not all codes are enumerable from the COM method shown below. Additionally, some of the disconnect codes returned are extended codes. If the disconnect code is not found in the Primary Disconnect Reasons table, see the Extended Disconnect Reasons table. When troubleshooting client-side connections, be aware that depending on a configuration such as encryption and security level, the client may attempt connection multiple times and disconnect before the final connection is made. Script The following snippet is a PowerShell…

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We’ve seen the “No preview available” situations before, caused by the incorrect or missing preview handler registration for a file type. Here is a similar problem: the preview pane is empty, showing just the white space for all file types except images. However, the image file types may preview correctly. The above issue happens due to a missing Preview Handler Surrogate Host registration. Solution To resolve the issue, create a reg file from this code. Just put this code in a notepad file and save it with a .reg extension. There is no need to reboot Windows. Windows Registry Editor…

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USE YOURTABLENAMEHERE DECLARE @SearchStr nvarchar(100) = ‘YOURTEXTHERE’ DECLARE @Results TABLE (ColumnName nvarchar(370), ColumnValue nvarchar(3630)) SET NOCOUNT ON DECLARE @TableName nvarchar(256), @ColumnName nvarchar(128), @SearchStr2 nvarchar(110) SET @TableName = ” SET @SearchStr2 = QUOTENAME(‘%’ + @SearchStr + ‘%’,””) WHILE @TableName IS NOT NULL BEGIN SET @ColumnName = ” SET @TableName = ( SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + ‘.’ + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_TYPE = ‘BASE TABLE’ AND QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + ‘.’ + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) > @TableName AND OBJECTPROPERTY( OBJECT_ID( QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + ‘.’ + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) ), ‘IsMSShipped’ ) = 0 ) WHILE (@TableName IS NOT NULL) AND (@ColumnName IS NOT NULL) BEGIN SET @ColumnName = (…

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