How To: Connect a Client Computer in Essentials 2016

After configuring your Microsoft Windows Server Essentials environment, you will want to connect your client computers to the domain so they can be centrally managed and backed up. This guide will show you how to connect your client computers to the Essentials server. Prerequisites A Windows Client Computer Connected to the network A user created […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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News: Microsoft Releases Major Update to Windows 10

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 […]

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

———————————————————————————————————————————— 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: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/936e8936-810c-434f-9e06-525daafa50b8/teaming-not-possible-in-win10pro-insider-builds-10565-and-10576-error-87?forum=WindowsInsiderPreview Intel NIC Teaming Software: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products/000005667.html Broadcom Downloads: https://www.broadcom.com/support Be sure to check and make sure any NIC you are purchasing is compatible with Windows 10 and […]

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How To: Create a Bootable USB Install Drive for Windows 10 (Windows Media Creation Tool)

If you have installed Windows 10 on your computer and need to perform a complete clean installation from scratch, you will need to create a bootable USB drive to start the installation. Microsoft has released a tool called the Windows Media Creation Tool that makes this easier than ever. Before You Begin First, It is important […]

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How To: Remove Unwanted Icons from Notification Area in Windows 7/8

With the release of Windows 10, people have been asking how they can remove the “Get Windows 10” notification in the Notification Area. This guide isn’t just limited to this, as you may want to remove other icons such as One Drive, Anti-Virus software or anything else you have installed. This guide will show you […]

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