Usefull Windows 10 Utilities

Windows 10 includes really useful tools and utilities that can help us when administering the operating system. We’ll mention some of them here Windows Accessories In Windows 10 we still have well-known Windows Accessories folder. It is available in Start Menu > All Apps > Windows Accessories. Here we see classics like Notepad, Paint, Math Input … Read moreUsefull Windows 10 Utilities

Difference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

Win32 refers to the traditional desktop software that we’ve always installed on our PC. All of the software that we download from various websites on the Internet, or we buy on a CD are called Win32 apps. When dealing with Win32 apps, we have to make sure that they don’t have viruses. Typically Win32 apps need UAC permissions to … Read moreDifference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

General guidelines for securing operating systems and networks

When we want to strengthen the security of the system, we we need to follow some basic guidelines. For hardening or locking down an operating system (OS) we first start with security baseline. Then we have to make sure that we’re using file systems that supports security, keep our OS patched and remove any unneeded services, protocols or applications. In general, … Read moreGeneral guidelines for securing operating systems and networks

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Installation

We already talked about AD infrastructure and common AD objects. Now let’s see how to install a domain controller using Windows Server 2012. In the older versions of Windows Server we would go to command prompt and type dcpromo. That doesn’t work anymore and we will get this warning if we try to do that. We see that the … Read moreWindows Server 2012 Active Directory Installation