Fix Master Browser (MRXSMB) Event ID 8003

The Event ID 8003 (Master Browser) error messages, on some Windows Server systems (specially older ones) is probably one of the most searched on this environments due to the fact that this event is linked to WINS (the predecessor of DNS on Windows systems) and the Computer Browser system service (still available even on newer Windows 10 clients and Windows Server). Read More …

Active Directory – Recycle Bin Feature

If an object has been deleted in your Active Directory, and you want it recovered, there are a number of things you can do. Simply put, ADRB allows you to recover objects immediately, without the need to use your System State backups, latent sites, or 3rd party add-ons. Read More …

Windows Server 2016 – Configure DNS Zone Transfer

DNS (Domain Name System) is one of the many systems that keeps the Internet humming and is responsible for resolving human-readable hostnames into machine-readable IP addresses. DNS servers host what are known as zones. Read More …

Microsoft – Changing SID of cloned VMs

On the machine level, every computer is identified by a unique value; named Security ID or SID. SID is calculated in the process of the installation of every Windows machine. Whether the computer is part of the workgroup (or it’s just a stand-alone computer), the value of SID is not crucial. Read More …

Powershell – Check and find the product GUID of an installed MSI setup

The product code is the unique GUID of identifying an application or product release; In other words, different versions and languages of Product must have different product codes. Also, ProductCode can be used to query feature state, and product state. For example, installer API “MsiQueryFeatureStateEx()” and “MsiQueryProductState()”, etc. Read More …

WSUS – Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Microsoft finally released its latest Windows 10 build 1903, now called May Update, last week, much delayed from its initial scheduled release in March after suffering a number of upgrade issues. Let’s see how to enable an internal WSUS server to download and deliver this new update to all corporate Windows clients. Read More …

Powershell – Find computer name and domain

Sometimes it’s useful to know the computer name and domain you are working on. The first of the following commands returns the FQDN of the computer on the format whereas the second one returns a list of information about the system. 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 …

SQL Server – Performance Best Practices

Talking about SQL Server optimization, query tuning is often the fastest way to accelerate SQL Server performance. Most often system-level Read More …