Windows Basics

How to restart/power off a Windows Server

In this guide, we will show you how to restart your server via Windows Server GUI and command prompt. Restarting/Powering Off via Windows GUIFirst click on the Start Menu in the bottom left corner. The second step is to click on which action you want to do, either powering

How to change your user password

Go to control panel and click Change account type or manage users. Click on the user account you'd like to change the password of. Click on Change the Password. Enter in your old (current) password and then the new password and then click Change password.

How to change the DNS servers on your Windows Server

Look at the bottom right of your taskbar, right click on the Ethernet or WiFi icon and then click on "Open Network and Sharing Center." Click on the blue text (your network adapter) next to the Connections line. Ours shows "Ethernet 3" but yours might be different. In the left

How to enable audio on your Windows Server

Open your remote desktop application and click on "Show Options." On the top, select "Local Resources" and then go under remote audio and click "Settings." You may now choose your options for audio on the RDP service. Now remote into your server and look at the bottom right corner and

How to update Windows Server (WS 2016)

Opening the Settings menuOpen the start menu and look for the settings icon on the bottom left and then click on it. Opening Windows UpdateClick on "Update & Security" this option is usually the last option of the settings menu. Updating Windows ServerClick on the "Check for updates" button and

How to enable sound and microphone on Windows RDP

Open the Remote Desktop Connection AppOpen the app by going to the start menu and typing in "Remote Desktop" or "mstsc" and you should see this after: Then after, click on the "Show Options" in the bottom left, then go to the "Local Resources." After this, click on "Settings" in

How to re-enable Photo Viewer on Windows Server

Download the registry file via the link attached below: Once downloaded you should be able to right click on the registry file and run it as administrator. Windows will prompt you with a warning, go ahead and click Yes. After you click yes, windows will show you the following success

How to fix a corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows

Open and run command prompt as administrator on your Windows Server and run the following: rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin If you have multiple disks/partitions please also run this command for each drive letter by replacing C:\ with your other drive letters. Example: rd /s /q D:\$Recycle.

Need help?

Have you any question which is not answered in this knowledge base? Contact us. We are here to help you.

You've successfully subscribed to Windows Server Guides
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Windows Server Guides
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.