Outlook 2010+: change location of OST file

In this tutorial, I will explain how to change the location of the OST file and more specifically to put it on a network share. Outlook is installed on an RDS farm and email accounts are in “online” mode. Therefore there is no data file on the server. Users complain of repeated slowness and crashes. …

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Rename an Active Directory domain

The following procedure shows you how to rename an Active Directory domain. 1. Open a command window in “administrator” mode and enter the following command which will generate a Domainlist.xml file : 2. Edit the xml file, changing your old domain to the new one: In the file, I modified rdr-it.intra to rdr-it.com. 3. Enter …

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Export / Import a scheduled task

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to export and import a scheduled task. This tutorial applies to both Windows Server and the Desktop version (Windows 10). To illustrate this tutorial, I will export a scheduled task that runs a PowerShell script that allows restarting a computer. The scheduled task runs the ps-restartcomputer.ps1 script …

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Manage the DNS cache on Windows Server

In this “tutorial”, I will give you some PowerShell cmdlets to manage your DNS server cache on Windows Server. To be more precise, we will see 4 cmdlet PowerShell * -DnsServerCache cmdlets. Show-DnsServerCache The first command displays the DNS cache: The output of the command gives all DNS records cached on the server. In console …

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DISKPART : delete all partitions

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to delete all partitions from a hard drive with DISKPART. I am using this procedure to remove OEM partitions on computers from manufacturers like HP / DELL. Before performing this operation, make sure you have a backup of the data. Now that I have warned you, we …

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WSUS : recreate the SUSDB database

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to reset the WSUS service by recreating the SUSDB database on WID (Windows Internal Database) and the updates storage folder (WsusContent / UpdateServicesPackages). This type of operation can normally be done “without too much risk”, resetting WSUS will see us lose the history of updates on …

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Windows firewall, force domain profile

In this tutorial, I will explain how to change the network profile of the firewall on Windows. It happens that after a restart, the profile of the firewall goes private, we will see how to change it back to the domain profile. The connection profile on a network adapter is especially useful when different firewall …

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