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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

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.

Windows is not shutting down completely or Restarting by itself when connected to power adapter or Docking station |Windows 10|

Welcome to my other post where I am going to tell you about another interesting fix where we are going to fix one more Windows 10 issue in which Laptops just restarts by itself when you choose to Shutdown the computer and it auto restarts by itself especially when Laptop is connected to Power sources like Docking Station or AC Adapter.

No matter how many times you try to shut the computer down using the power button, using Start menu shutdown options, shutdown command or creating a shortcut but it will always restart.

But seems like power source is somehow triggering it to restart, initially, I had a thought that it could be an issue with the HW of the computer because it was shutting down all the ways and then restarting from outside of the OS. But later identified issue started to occur after 1803 update on the Windows 10 PC and when tried rolling it back to a 1709 update of Windows 10 this issue disappear hence to regenerate and confirm that issue is with Windows alone reinstalled the Windows 10 1803 upgrade now the issue came back.

Did research and found this issue mainly on i7 processor working on Windows 10 1803 version and found a fix as well.


Open Run Box (Win logo Key + R) Then type powercfg.cpl to access the power options page as in below image:
Open Run Box (Win log Key + R) Then type powercfg.cpl to access the power options page as in below image:

Then click on "Choose what the power buttons do", as highlighted in yellow in the above image.

Then uncheck the box "Turn on fast startup(recommended)", as highlighted in green in below image:

If you are successfully able to save this option then try shutting down the computer and see how does it work. If you are successfully able to Shutdown the computer then your issue is resolved or else you can try below command to remove this setting completely:


Run this command with Admin rights to make it work.

Issue Status: resolved.

Problem Detail:

This one's relatively rare, but it's a big enough problem that it's shown up on several different support forums: When you install the Creators Update it might automatically enable Windows' Fast Startup option, which puts your PC into a low-level hibernation state when you shut it down.
Fast Startup can create more problems when booting up, like getting stuck at the BIOS and having to pull the power plug to get the PC up and running again. It can also make it difficult to access the BIOS if you need to change boot settings or check on an overclock mode(S3,S4,S...n, hyperthreading and turbo boost)in BIOS. Luckily, there's an easy fix. You just need to disable hibernation with our good old friend, the command prompt "CMD".
If you are still facing Windows 10 Auto restart issue, and it does not matter whether the AC adapter/Docking station is connected or not, then Click here for a fix.

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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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.

How to run IE 9, 8 & 7 compatible web pages in |Windows 10|

You may find that many a times you come across some websites which does not support version above IE 9, they  give errors that this website just support IE 6,7 and 9. But as known fact we all knows that Windows can not support any version below IE 11 and its keep on updating.

So what to do if you have Windows 10 installed on your computer and you want to use the Website which supports lower version of Internet Explorer.

So there is a work around though some of the users may find it little time consuming and hectic but still it is the only way you can run degraded Websites on the Windows 10 platform without any problem.

To fix this issue you need to open Internet Explorer make sure its not the Edge browser, you specifically needs an Internet Explorer to do it.

To open Internet explorer you can type Windows Key + Q to open Cortana Search and type in Internet Explorer or IE in there and it will show you the Internet Explorer on top of it as in below image.

If you are going to make use of Internet Explorer again and again the I will recommend you to right click the Internet Explorer option select the option Pin to Start as highlighted in above image.

Now open Internet explorer and then click on the gear icon on the right hand side top of the page and the select Developer Option you can also open Developer Option  by simply pressing F12 key on the Keyboard. 

Once the Developer option is open you will get horizontal bar at the bottom of Internet Explorer, there you will find option which says Emulation click on it and there would be option underneath it to change User agent String there select Internet Explorer 9 as in below image:
Now on the right hand side of Emulation you will find a small Desktop icon with Mobile icon in it click on it and select as in below image: 
That's it now open the websites you want to run in IE 9 compatibility mode in IE11 and you will find it to be working just like your old Internet Explorer 9. 

Download the Latest Windows 10 ISO Directly | Windows 10

How to download windows 10 ISO directly without using the Media Creation tool
You may like to know the way to directly download the Windows 10 ISO skipping the Media creation tool.
You can do it very easily using a small trick, that you perform using Google Chrome Browser on Windows machine or simply use Non-windows platform for an example your Android or Mac device.
So, now you know that you can directly download the Windows 10 ISO on Non-Windows Platform hence there is nothing much to talk about you just need to go the Website for Media Creation tool and need to follow the instruction.
Now we will discuss how to directly download the Windows 10 ISO using Windows 10 Platform, so we are first going to open Google Chrome Browser and follow the below instructions:
In Chrome Browser click on the three dots button on the left-hand side top:
Then select the More Tool > Developer Tool
It will bring up the Developer Tool Bar on the right-hand side, Here you will be having small Toggle icon on the TOP of that bar.
Select Toggle Icon to toggle the browser to view Mobile/Tablet website which will make Windows forget that the website is open on Windows platform and will just react the way it is on Non-Windows Platform.
Now go to the Website for Media Creation tool and need to follow the instruction.
If you still see the Download Tool option then just press F5 to refresh and it will go away and give you some option like below: 
Follow the instructions and it will give you option to down load the ISO directly instead of asking you to first install Media Creation tool.
Once you get the ISO you can do multiple things like making Bootable USB/DVD media, You can do In-place Windows 10 Upgrade and more.
Soon we will discuss about them as well.
This method comes really handy when you have intermittent/Slow internet or you may not keep the computer on for a long time because google chrome offers you an option to pause the download and resume it later or resume the interrupted download

3-in-1 Windows Hello Fix, Windows Hello Setup Greyed Out, Windows Hello Error: Something went wrong & Windows Hello Domain Logon Fixed.

First issue, Unable to setup Windows Hello and getting error Something went wrong.
You may come across this error and may report that you are unable to setup Fingerprint logon using Windows Hello feature.
The fix for issue as I identified was very easy though no one really posted it on line or you can say you may find the fix for this issue but not in one single fix.
How to fix:
First, need to check the version of Windows 10, to check it you need to Hold the windows key + R so that it will pop up the RUN box.
In that run box type in WINVER to check the version, I bet it would be 1703 because I found this issue mostly on this version.
Once confirmed do the Windows 10 In place update. Bring windows to 1803 or later version.
Once update done you will face another issue that now that setting up Fingerprint option itself is grayed out.
But no need to worry we have perfect fix for it.
So, this post is really 3-in-1 fix, second issue is what to do if Windows 10 Hello Fingerprint setup is grayed out as in below image:

Unable to set Windows Hello Fingerprint Setup after upgrading the Windows 10 Pro to Version 1803 spring update the option to setup is grayed out as can be seen in the image above.

Identified the fix after having much search that the problem indeed was in registry glitch which just needs to be fixed.
How to Fix:
Need to open REGEDIT using a WINKEY + R in run box.
In there go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > System
Remember that it may be possible that sometimes you may not find the Key System under Windows registry hence you may need to create the system value manually.
To do that right click Windows > New > Key Name new key as System.
Now on the right hand side column you will find registry String value named "(Default)" Now just right click it and select Modify and just copy “AllowDomainPINLogon”=dword:00000001 under Value Data after this just restart the computer and you will find that now you are able to setup the Windows Hello Fingerprint Logon.
So this Article was indeed 3-in-1 fix because we resolved Windows Hello Something went wrong issue, then we fixed Windows Hello Fingerprint Setup Grayed out issue and Finally while doing all this we also fixed the 3 issue which is Windows Hello Domain Login with Fingerprint issue.

How to reset Android to Original factory settings!

Many a times we come across issues where we need to do factory reset ob Android device.

So how to do that ?

There are 2 Way's to do factory reset on Android devices !

Soft Reset


Hard Reset

Soft factory reset on Android device:

Soft Reset is useful in situations where you are able to access the system settings.
That means when your mobile is getting started, able to load Android OS and you are normally able to access system settings.

Soft factory reset is useful in situations like:

  • Virus and malware where it has not corrupted the root files.
  • System is slow, freezing and lagging.

Hard factory reset on Android device:

Hard factory reset is useful when you donot have other option, and you want to make your mobile exactly the same as you got from factory.

Hard reset is very useful in situations like:

  • Android device is not loading properly.
  • Unable to access settings
  • Trojan virus, backdoor and other malware infection where the currupt routines and make Android OS assume they are bloatware and couldn't be uninstall.
  • You forgot your password.

Now lets talk about how to do that.

How to do Soft factory reset on Android device

Soft reset is pretty simple to do:
  1. Go to settings of device.
  2. Go to Backup and reset.
  3. Now select Factory data reset
It will give you warning about data loss and if you agree you may proceed from here.

How to do Hard Factory reset on Android device

Hard reset is simple but most people do not know about it or want to keep Hard reset as secret. Because if thievs learn about it they will be able to bypass phone's basic security mechanism.

Below are the steps you xan follow to reset phone to factory settings :

  1. Turn of your phone.
  2. Press and hold "Power button + Volume up".
  3. You will be able to see the recovery options.
  4. Select "Factory reset".
The buttons combination options will differ from mobil to mobile like in some mobile it could be down button + power button to get into Android recovery mode.

You need to check online if this two options are not helping or in you got sick Android logo.

If your mobile is infected with virus or if you forget your password then hard reset will fix the issue.

Where to find MAC ID and IP ADDRESS in Android Device.

MAC ID & IP ADDRESS on Android

Just wondering if someone out there wants to know about the MAC address and IP ADDRESS of there Android device !
If you are the one the one trying to find it then I really do not think that I have to give a definition of MAC ID and IP ADDRESS.

But though out of curiosity there might be some people needs the details, below is the definition for it:

MAC Address/ID: 

MAC address is unique set of alphanumeric characters separated by clones, this set is a unique identity of your device to identify you from machine servers. MAC ID is Machine ID.

IP Address: 

When you are connected to  internet and connected through any router or service device. The server(service device) thinks you as his client and assign a client ID. That is Internet protocol address. It may change every time you connect it depends upon settings. IP ADDRESS is 4 set of 3 digit numbers separated by dot between them for example

Now how to check it inside your Android device:

  1. Go to System settings 
  2. Go to About phone 
  3. Go to Status 
  4. Check to wifi MAC ID 
If you are using TAB then just select About TAB in step 2.

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