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How to connect Nodes to Domain Controller.

You may have question how to Connect Node1 to DC ?

It is an easy task to perform, don't know why no one else created a proper blog about it.

First, you have to install 3 roles to the DC to make it Domain Controller and then it will be ready to add other nodes.

So the three roles are AD DC, DHCP, and DNS.

Add this three roles, then Promote your server as Domain controller create a Forest, give it a name and create NETBIOS.

Once it is done, go to Network adaptors settings and assign it a IP, you can assign class A, B or C, whichever you wish.

For example take class an IP address and keep the default gateway and DNS server also the same.

Once you will assign the IP address now its time to set DHCP so that other computer will get the IPI addresses and will be able to connect to the domain.

So go to DHCP and right click on IPV4 and select New Scope option and create a scope and take range between to

Now we are done with the setting on DC.

Now need to connect Node one to the DC, so go back to the Node1 and in server manager select local server, in there click on manage IPV4 and now assign it any IP address which is within the scope and make the default gateway the IP address of the DC server.

Now go back to Server Manager click on Local Server and here click on "Workgroup" and change it to the domain name you had earlier assigned.

Now you will be able to connect the DC with the different nodes.

Found below video very useful to perform the above task and you can also proceed with performing clustering.

Video Courtesy : 


How to configure NAT to share internet through DC to other nodes. Windows Server 2016

Sharing the internet through Domain Control to all other Workstation connected to it without much effort.

To configure sharing internet through one server to all the other machines in the network you need to configure NAT in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

So to do so you need to have two Lan Adapters installed on the Internet server.

Then install the Remote Access Server role. After installing it will ask for the prompt, just cancel that.

Go to the Routing and remote access here below server status you will be able to see the computer name of the local server which has the internet.

Now right click on it and select "Enable Routing and Remote Access" and then select option to make to do the customer configuration and create a LAN connection.

After it goes to the tools and select Windows Firewall and creates a new inbound rule to allow ping ICPSv4 to all the programs and computer.

Then come back to the Routing and Remote Access and here under the here right click on General under IPV4 and select create new routing interface select NAT.

After selecting NAT now its time to assign the interface, hence again right click on General and select the new interface and now select the external router which will be able to communicate with another machine in created routing mechanism.

Now you will be able to use the internet on all the computer associated within the domain.

And if you are using Hyper-V you will save a lot of time of adding the virtual switch. I found this video very helpful in doing the same if you are finding above instruction difficult you may watch below video: Video Courtesy: Professor Hornung

Activating Hyper-V inside the Virtual Machine.

To create Virtual Machine under the installed Virtual Machine using Hyper-V you have to make a note of following steps:

Step 1: Turn of the Virtual Machine.

Step 2: 
Run Powershell with Admin Right and enter below command:
Set-VMProcessor -VMName "<SERVERNAME>" -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true
In my case it was below:
Set-VMProcessor -VMName “Windows Server 2016” -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true
Like Below:

Step 3:
Ensure you have assigned minimum 4GB of RAM/Memory to the Virtual Machine. 

Step 4:
Network spoofing should be enabled while you are going to create the VM inside the VM so ensure its checked and enabled. 

If you are not going to follow this you might find below error: 

Error: Validation Result, Hyper-V Cannot be installed: The processor does not have required virtualization capabilities. 

So the above are the steps to make it capable enough. 

My First Virtual Machine : Installing Windows 2016 Sever on Windows 10 Pro Hyper-V, Step by Step Guide.

Hello, Technical Support Enthusiast, if you would like to learn another awesome stuff then here I am with "Installing Windows Server 2016" on Windows 10 through windows very own Virtual Machine Handler Hyper-V.

So first the boring stuff to tell you to have to install Hyper-V on the Windows 10 Pro.

The requirements, machine which is able to run Windows 10 Pro smoothly which drives it like butter like my computer (~_*) and Windows 10 Pro installed on it.

Once you have the above-detailed configurations please open "Turn Windows Feature On and Off" box like in below image:

Now you will get a kind of box which will look like a box in below image:

Now just like in above box select all the box and put a check mark next to them which has Hyper-V.

Now you have Hyper-V installed!

Now we will create our very own and very first Virtual Machine on Windows 10 Pro system.

Note: To do this I have downloaded the evaluation copy of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition on my computer which is free for 90 days.

Now open Hyper-V Quick Create like in below image:

:) You will be able to see below amazingly beautiful box once you are going to click on above box: 

Great, now things will be very interesting from here. So you already have two options from windows one is Windows 10 Developer Environment and another one is Ubuntu, Windows 10 Licence you already have so you can install a copy of that on the VM or you can install open source free Ubuntu.

As I am not in the mood of learning Linux today so I will bypass ubuntu and I already have the full-fledged version of Windows 10 Pro which is loading up things so I will excuse that too.

Please don't ask me how to download the Evaluation version of Windows 10 that will be a lot of effort for now. Just google it and do it by yourself.

So at this point, I am ready with my Windows 2016 Server ISO and I am going to select that instead of the above two options, so I am going to select "Local Installation Source" and going to follow the below options:

I believe you can understand the above instruction easily. Now click on Create Virtual Machine, and here you go:

Now click on connect and enjoy your Windows Server 2016 on your Windows 10 Machine.
This is a very useful method for MCSE enthusiasts who are learning it.

There are still a lot of things to discover in edit settings and then of course in a Virtual Machine world.

Hope you will enjoy your journey through it.

I have left some of the roadblocks on your ways to find a way through it, if you still find any difficulties please write in the comments box below I will get back to you, maybe sometimes in delay but I will surely going to get back to you on this.

All the best.

How to enable BitLocker Encryption in Microsoft Windows 10

Hi, Tech Enthusiasts, Welcome back to my blog.

Today we are going to discuss how to enable BitLocker in Windows 10. 

I believe if we are on this page we all know that Microsoft Windows has its very own built-in version of BitLocker.

Before we begin small summary about why to use BitLocker on the computer?

The best reason behind that is: "BitLocker encrypts all the Data in the Drive which is marked as 'Encrypted' by BitLocker, it saves data from unauthorize access, so no one can steal anything from your computer's Hard Drive and data is safe by encryption." -Ashish J.

In addition: "Safe by encryption" means if someone manages to break into your computer or steal your hard drive, still the person will not be able to do much harm if you have BitLocker Protection on your computer."

Now we are going to discuss enabling Microsoft BitLocker Encryption.

First, The important feature is Setting in BIOS, the setting name is TPM which means "Trusted Platform Module which is a basic requirement for BitLocker. 

If TPM is not on you will get below message in Windows 10 PRO: 

And in Windows 10 Home you will not get Encryption option at all. 

To enable TPM we need to get into computer BIOS, there are always some magic keys like ESC, DEL, F2 etc.. depending upon the manufacturer of the computer motherboard.
Source and Credits to Intel Visual BIOS.
In BIOS you may find it under security in most of the computers, it will show as either one of the following:


  1. TPM 2.0
  2. TPM 1.2
  3. PTT(It is also TPM 2.0 but through Intel Firmware)
Need to enable it and now you just need to start the computer into the windows and now in Cortana type in encrypt and you will find the option.

To enable the bit locker just click on Cortana and type "encrypt" and on top of it, you will get the option to enable the boot locker.

It may say "Enable Drive Encryption" (HOME windows 10) or Manage BitLocker (Windows 10 Pro, will have more options as well) or you may not get any option on top because one of the important features is not turned on prior to encrypt the HDD.

Now just select "Turn on BitLocker" and the system will encrypt the HardDrive.

Depending upon the type of Hard drive and system performance it will take time to encrypt the Hard Drive. 

You may find a performance issue while the encryption is on because when the encryption is on the operating system gets the additional task to perform. 

Additional useful information and their sources: 

Android P the Pie is Android 9 |Android|

Android  P the 9th Edition of the Android Operating System is Android Pie.
The first look was issued and this new OS by Google is ready to rock the mobility market.
Android and the Pie were spotted in Google's California Based Headquarter on 7th of August 2018.

The much awaited Android Pie is focused on simplicity, intelligence, and well-being. The on-air updated has been released for Eligible Google Pixel Phones and Essential PH 1.

A lot of amazing features are said to be included in this version of Android 9, but what caught my interest are:

The new Slice Feature of the Android Pie is said to be very powerful as it enables the partial function of the app to be active without even opening an App, for example, like you can book your UBER cab without even opening an App.

Another feature Digital Wellbeing is something which will track your habit how you use your phone, how many time you unlock the phone which app you use the most, how many notifications you received from where and also let you take the control like how you want to do things. Digital Wellbeing represents the Dashboard where you can see all these traced activities. Another feature is you can set the timer for the App you want to use, You can utilize Do not disturb mode now and also add a time to remind you it's time to go to bed and make you practise healthy routine.

Now we will talk about simplicity that means this version of Android is very easy to use, you may find it is even easier to navigate through the apps and running apps on this version of android then ever.
So we know this Android version is Android Pie which is also known as Android 9 or Android P and their earlier names of Android Operating system are as below:
  1. Android Donut (v1.6), The beginning of a new era of mobile computing.
  2. Android Eclair (v2.0)
  3. Android Froyo (v2.2)
  4. Android Gingerbread (v2.3), A big milestone, excellent graphics and high-end gaming. Remember Dell Streak.
  5. Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
  6. Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
  7. Android Jelly Bean (v4.1). Another milestone with changed GUI.
  8. Android KitKat (v4.4)
  9. Android Lollipop (v5.0)
  10. Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
  11. Android Nougat (v7.0)
  12. Android Oreo (v8.0)
  13. Android Pie (v9.0), The present.
As you can see all the above naming given to Android Operating Systems are based upon the name of Sweets, so the latest one is based on the name of sweet American Pecan Pie. 

How to enable Wifi and Lan at the same time ? | Windows 10 |

One of the recent questions raised to me as if we can use Wifi and Lan at the same time, the generalized answer is no we can not use it at the same time, second question - is there a workaround to this situation?
This is something I need to check out for!
So in order to search about did some research and found that many people posted a fix for Windows 7 but could not find the accurate fix for Windows 10 or we can say no one has really tried it so far.
So let's go ahead and make a note of what people were doing on Windows 7 and then we will try to replicate them in Windows 10.
Tried below steps:
Chances are, your laptop's wireless card has a "disable on wired connect" feature configured as a default.
  • In the Windows 7 Control Panel, launch Network and Sharing Center
  • Click "Change Adapter Settings"
  • Right-click the wireless adapter you're using
  • Left-click "Properties"
  • On the Networking tab of the Wireless Network Connection Properties window, click "Configure"
  • That will display the properties window of the wireless card.
  • Click the "Advanced" tab and see if there's an option for "Disable on wired connected" or Something similar to it would be there.
  • If there is, and it’s enabled, disable it.
Check in BIOS settings:
Some computers have a BIOS setting that determines this behavior. Whether this BIOS feature exists and where to find it is model-specific, but here are a couple of examples, which should at least help you figure out what to look for if you have a different model.
  • On HP laptops (probably all recent models, but I can vouch for EliteBook, ProBook, and ZBook systems), switch to the System Configuration tab, select Built-In Device Options, and uncheck the box next toLAN/WLAN Switching
  • On some laptops, go to Settings→ Power Management → Wireless Radio Control, and in the right pane uncheck the box next to Control WLAN radio.
Then one of the fellow friends suggested to try bridging:
  1. On the Windows 10, click on the Windows icon. Type view network connections and press Enter. (You can also type NCPA.CPL in Run Command box, Run Command box can be opened using WinKey+R).
  2. Identify your Ethernet connection and your wireless connection. The Ethernet connection is called Local Area Connection and the wireless connection is called Wireless Network Connection.
  3. Click on Local Area Connection to select it.
  4. Press and hold the Ctrl key and click on Wireless Network Connection to select it. Now you should have both connections selected.
  5. Right click on the selection and select Bridge Connections.
This legacy setting was superseded in Windows 10 with a new setting that is the "metric" much like in typical networking.
Go to your adapter properties, IPv4 settings, (keep current DHCP or static IP) and click on the "advanced button". There you will see the new checkbox andautomatic metric the textbox to enter manually at your discretion. The lower the number the higher the priority.
So as concluded for Windows 10 Machine try bridging the networks and see if works for you as well. 
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How to enable software installation in Safemode

Enable Wifi in Safe Mode | Windows 10|

There are many reasons you want test your computers performance in safe mode, but sometimes we come across a challange that we can not give remote access to IT technicians to check the computer because we find Wifi connection is not working in safe mode and in normal mode either the system is way too slow, freezing, not booting or reporting blue screen. So in order to rescue you from any such situations try using below 2 steps and you will be able to use WiFi in safemode:

Step 1: Enable Drivers in Device Manager.

In Safe Mode with Networking, open Device Manager. Then double click to expand Network Adapter, right click on the driver and select Enable. Like in above image we have Qualcomm QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Adapter, so just right click on it and select Enable. 

Step 2: Enable Services

In Safemode, open Run box (Windows button+R). 

In open box type Services.msc and it will open below services page here look for WLAN AutoConfig Service.
Once you locate WLan Auto Config double click on it and start this serviced. 

Now simply connect to your preferred WiFi network and now you will be able to use the internet in safe mode without any issues. 

Hope this will help you help your Users, customers, yourself or IT techs. 

How to enable GPEDIT in Windows 10

If you are an in Tech support or IT tech one thing you should know is "How to use GPEDIT in WINDOWS 10 Home", as Microsoft has removed this feature from Windows 10 Home edition you might try to find a way to run it, below is a fix to your issue:

  • Click on windows icon on left 
  • Type CMD on search as in below image and right-click it and select Run as administrator:
  • Say yes to the confirmation prompt &  Copy below command and paste it in command box: 
FOR %F IN ("%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~*.mum") DO (
    DISM /Online /NoRestart /Add-Package:"%F"

FOR %F IN ("%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~*.mum") DO (
    DISM /Online /NoRestart /Add-Package:"%F"
  • Wait till it will complete the installation of GPEditOnce completed click on  Windows + R key on the keyboard, it will open run box: 
  • In run box type in gpedit.msc and click on ok. 
  • you will find it working even in Windows 10 Home edition as in below image:\
Hope this post will help you in practicing a lot of stuff in Windows 10.

DVD/DVD RW Optical Drive not working |WIndows10|

Some of the Windows 10 users may report that they have connected the External/Internal DVD/DVD RW drive which is not working, External Optical Drive through USB and trying to use it with their Windows 10 Operating system , this situation will come in most of the time when there was recent update to Windows 10 or after reinstalling windows 10.

In order to fix the issue we can try two of the below  steps:

1: Reinstall the chipset driver & USB drivers available on support site of Manufacturer of Motherboard or Computer.

2: Delete the Upper filter and lower filter as below:
  1. Click Start,
    type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. If you see UpperFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
  5. If you see LowerFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
  6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
  7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Now restart the computer it should be working. 

Note: If still not working it may be some issue with HW, to ensure and verify that issue is not with the HW you can try to boot the computer using the Bootable DVD Media. If it boots up through DVD then above steps should work or the DVD drive may need the special Drivers to run the type of DVD users may trying to run, for this, you can always look out for it on manufacturer's websites and applications provided with the computer. 'cause sometimes it happens that user tries to use the Blu-ray media and without proper application or nonsupported drive hence also need to check the kind of Media being used by the users.  

Webcam not getting detected - Laptops |Windows10|

Internal Webcam Not working inside Windows 10: 

Windows 10 users may come across the issue when they will notice that the Webcam is not at all working and not getting detected in device manager in laptops & all in one computer.

May get worried that Webcam itself has gone faulty, but it is too soon to worry, so we have simple and easy issue identification technique and we can resolve the issue as well.

But before we proceed we need to verify whether it is a Software issue or Hardware (About which you are worried) issue.

Issue Identification:

First, we will go to the device manager and check for if the Webcam is getting detected under Other Devices, Imaging Devices or Webcam, it should get detected in either one of them.

If getting detected, then it is a simple issue with drivers open properties to check for status and try to uninstall and reinstall the driver form appropriate source.

Just in case it is not at all getting detected in device manager then there is no way to work around with the drivers, hence in this condition, we need to check the Webcam is set to on in system BIOS or not.

To check it I will recommend checking it in BIOS, depending upon your system’s manufacturer go into BIOS, nowadays most of the BIOS manufacturer supports have the option to turn Webcam on and off in BIOS.

If the option is not present in BIOS then it should be by default on or you do not have the webcam, check your invoice details and confirm your laptop has this feature, and just in case if it was working fine better then you do not need to check it in the invoice. Now we are sure that webcam is all set in BIOS so now we will try the below fix.  


Go to device manager and click on view menu on top select View Hidden Devices, now see if you see anything under Imaging Devices or Webcam, just in case you find something new in there which is transparent just right click them and click on Uninstall, then go to Device manufacturer or chipset Manufacturer website and install the chipset drivers & USB drivers, Because Webcam works through internal USB port.  now restart the computer. You will find it is working just fine now.

In most of the cases, you will find this specific issue when the customer will report after doing operating system installation their Webcam is not working. Chipset driver and USB drivers are a fix for this issues.

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