Mapping Network Drives (Shared Folders) on Windows

Windows lets you mount any shared (SMB) network folder located on a remote computer or server as a local drive. In this way, you can also connect a share on a NAS device or a USB drive that is connected to the network router. The mapped network folder is assigned a separate drive letter that can be accessed in File Explorer and file managers.

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Clearing the Print Spooler Queue on Windows

If you have a large number of network printers connected to your Windows print server, you may find that the print queue gets stuck from time to time. A stuck job in the print queue prevents other documents from printing. In this case, you should try to remove the stuck print job or clear the print queue completely.

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Disable Local User Accounts in Windows with GPO and PowerShell

Best security practices for Windows domain networks recommend disabling local user accounts on computers and servers in an Active Directory domain. Local users who have administrative permissions on a computer can be a weak point in the security of your network. You can use tools such as Windows LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) to set unique, complex passwords for local administrators, or you can use AD Group Policies to completely disable local administrator and user accounts.

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Fix: Unable to Join Computer to Active Directory Domain

A number of errors can occur when you try to join a Windows machine to an Active Directory domain. Most of them are fairly typical and can be fixed quite easily, as the cause of the problem is shown right there in the error window.

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Install and Configure NFS Client on Windows

The Network File System (NFS) client is not installed by default on Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012R2 and Windows 11/10 desktop versions. To install it, open the Server Manager and select Add Roles and Features -> Client for NFS.

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USB Devices Passthrough over IP Network on Windows with Usbipd-win

The inability to pass through a connected USB device from a Hyper-V host to a virtual machine is one of the major shortcomings of the Microsoft hypervisor. You can use the open-source project usbipd-win to solve this problem ( The usbipd-win utility allows you to pass through (redirect USB device or key including HASP) over the network from a Windows host to any Hyper-V virtual machine, remote computer running Linux, Windows, or WSL2.

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