SQL Server – Creating linked server in SQL Server Management Studio

In SQL Server environments the linked server functionality is commonly used to connect to another (remote) database or file (Xls, CVX) using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and access and use the remote data and objects. Read More …

Microsoft Edge – Open from Run or Command Prompt

As many (almost all) applications available on Microsoft Windows platforms can be called from Run command (as even from Command Prompt and Powershell). Users who have been experiencing issues with the Start menu or Start menu search can use the Run command to launch their favorite programs, admin tools and settings. Read More …

VMware vCenter – Enable Single Sign On (SSO)

Platform Service Controller is a new component in VMware vSphere. The PSC contains all the services that vCenter needs for its functions including Single Sign-On (SSO). This post describes how to configure AD authentication in vCenter Server. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 – Regenerate UUID for Network Cards (Physical and Virtualized Environments)

Usually, when cloning VMs on virtualized systems (Hyper-V or VMware, for example) an issue could occur related to vNICs: a vNIC could be renamed and so no more the same of the old VMs (obviously). Read More …

Check mySQL and MariaDB Server Version

There are circumstances where you need to know the version of your database server, e.g., when upgrading the database or patching any known server vulnerabilities. There are a few ways to find out what the version of your MariaDB server is. Read More …

Windows 10 – Hide specific User Accounts from the Logon Screen

When you have too many people using your PC, or you want to keep an account secret, use this guide to hide user accounts from the Windows 10 sign-in screen. You can do this using Windows Registry. Read More …

Linux – Removing Apache HTTP Server

Removing Apache HTTP Server ensures that, it’s existing files or services will not create conflict when we install Apache HTTP Server from the source code. Read More …

Windows – Clear Group Policy Cache

That’s quite uncommon, but if we need to clear the local cache of Group Policies Objects (GPO) on a workstation/laptop joined to a domain, there are three main methods we can use to accomplish this activity. Read More …

Windows 10 – Disable Notifications and Notifications Balloons

Disabling Microsoft Windows 10 notifications can be a blessing if you have the tendency of getting a lot of them. You always have the option of checking the notifications yourself later and not have to deal with those distracting notifications. Read More …

Active Directory – Schema Master FSMO Role

Schema Master is another FSMO role which is responsible for making changes to the Active Directory schema. The schema stores descriptions of all Active Directory classes and attributes (LDAP://cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=). Read More …