Mapped Drives Missing from Elevated Program in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10


When a user opens an application that requires elevation (Right Click and Run as Administrator), They are unable to access any mapped drives which may stop them from being able to save their work. With the introduction of User Account Control, Windows handles connections separately when ran as administrator for security purposes. You can learn more […]

How To: Apply Different Backgrounds on a Multiple Monitor System in Windows 10


While Microsoft has implemented many new features to Windows 10, they seem to have forgotten about the ability to easily set different desktop backgrounds on each of your displays in a multi-monitor setup. Fortunately, there is still a way to do this, just not from the location you would think (Personalization from right clicking the […]

How To: Install Hyper-V Management Console on Windows 7

Microsoft Networking

If you’re looking to manage your Hyper-V Server directly from your workstation, for example if the Hyper-V server does not have the Desktop Experience installed, you will need to use the Hyper-V Manager in Windows. While the role can be completely installed in Windows 8 and above (including the management tools), Windows 7 does not […]

How To: Install and Configure RRAS (Routing and Remote Access) VPN in Windows Server 2012 and 2016

Microsoft Networking

If you’re looking for an easy remote access solution for your network and you’re using Windows Server, you may want to consider installing the Routing and Remote Access Role included in Windows Server. There are different types of VPNs that you can use, such as PPTP, L2TP and SSTP. This article will assume that you […]

DIY: Build a High Capacity NAS for Home or Business Use

Software and Products

With the growing amount of data we all keep, it’s important to have a good, redundant, centrally located repository for our data to live. Whether it’s keeping pictures, videos, music, or backups of your server data, this home built NAS will have the redundancy and capacity to handle all of your needs. This of course […]

Getting Started with Windows Server Essentials 2016 Preview 3


Microsoft has released Preview 3 of the Windows Server Essentials 2016 Operating System, and while it hasn’t differed from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials much so far, we thought we’d run through a quick setup and configuration to get a feel for the latest update. Downloading the ISO Image If you want to download the […]

Review: Movavi Screen Capture Software

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While researching options for a good screen capture software, my search brought up “Movavi Screen Capture”. Being that I’m in the market for a good software that will capture a clean, smooth representation of my screen for technical demonstrations, I decided to download their trial version of the software. Obtaining and Installing Downloading and installing […]

News: Microsoft Releases Major Update to Windows 10

Microsoft News

According to a Windows Blog Post, Microsoft has released the first major update to the Windows 10 Operating system, adding additional functionality as well as some enterprise focused features. The update, released on Thursday November 12th will be rolled out through Windows Update to all Windows 10 devices, which amounts to be “More than 110 […]

How To: Enable NIC Teaming in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

Microsoft Networking

———————————————————————————————————————————— UPDATE: According to Microsoft, this was never supposed to work. We will need to rely on third party NIC teaming software for client operating systems. See the Technet thread here: Intel NIC Teaming Software: Broadcom Downloads: Be sure to check and make sure any NIC you are purchasing is compatible with Windows 10 and […]