After setting up an Active Directory (AD) on our Windows Server it is advisable to have another server to be a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller to become the failover for Active Directory in case something happens to the first AD Server.
Below is a detailed tutorial on how to properly set up a Secondary Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows Server 2016.
Primaryrefers to the first Windows Server that we setup Active Directory with.
Secondaryrefers to the the Second Windows Server we will set Active Directory. This is what we will setup here.
The very first thing I do after installing Active Directory (AD) on Windows Server is to change the password of my AD Administrator. I do this because I use Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 as my servers and AWS automatically generates the password for my Windows Server.
The AD Administrator is a very powerful user for Active Directory as you can restrict or open capabilities to other users and computer, install/uninstall programs and can even shut down any member computer using the Admin user. That is why you should really keep your AD Administrator User password in a safe place.
Whatever the reason you have for wanting to change the password of your AD Administrator below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to change it.
Login to your Windows Server.
Click on the Window Icon on the bottom-left and click on Server Manager.
Click on Toolsthen Active Directory Users and Computers.
My favorite Python connector for MySQL or MariaDB is MySQLdb, the problem with this connector is that it is complicated to install on Windows!
I am creating this article for those who want to install MySQLdb for Python 3 for Windows. Especially me, since each time I am doing a Python project that needs to connect to MariaDB or MySQL I always look on how to install MySQLdb.
When opening a program in Windows, sometimes it would open itself in a position outside of the screen. Right-clicking the program on the taskbar does not work. Trying to move it to a new desktop is also futile. Using window key+arrow keys is also not making it appear. What to do then?
Below is a way to make the off-screen window appear again.
Click the off-screen program icon on the Windows Taskbar to make it the active window.
When right clicking on the File or Folder in Windows Explorer, the context menu will not show “Open with Atom” as an option. Because of this a user would need to open Atom Text Editor then Add Project Folder to see the Folder Tree on the side bar. Quite a lot of steps really.
Having a “Open with Atom” would be a time saving feature.
The Context Menu is the menu that you can see every time you right-click a file or folder in Windows Explorer or Windows Desktop.
Is there a way to add “Open with Atom” on the context menu when you right click on a file or folder?
I have always used Synergy when using multiple computers since I do not want to use a lot of hardware (mouse and keyboard) to control all my unit. When I first received a Raspberry Pi the first thing I did was make Synergy work.
Here is the configuration that I use when working with Raspberry Pi.
Client – Raspberry Pi (to be controlled)
Server – Laptop where the mouse and keyboard will be used (Windows/Mac)
1. Installing Synergy on Raspbian
Open the terminal and run the code below.
sudo apt-get install synergy
This will install Synergy on the Raspberry Pi along with its dependencies.
I am using a laptop which only has 32GB for its main storage. Unfortunately, this becomes full quickly if I will be installing a lot of programs and add some cloud storage to it.
Fortunately, the computer has a microSD Card slot which I can use to expand my storage, but I could not install programs or put my cloud storage directory to it since it is not recognized as a Permanent Storage by Windows.
Do not worry, though, there is actually a way to make the Windows see your SD Card as a Permanent Storage. Below are the steps that you need to do.
Note: This tutorial would also work on Windows Tablet who also has the same problems as I have.
1. Make sure that your SD Card is formatted to NTFS
To be able to mount the SD Card as a Permanent Storage it must be formatted to the same file system as your computer’s main storage file system. For Windows 10 case the main file system is NTFS.
There are two ways to install Gizduino in the Arduino IDE. One I have already written here, and the next method is written on this post. Personally, this is my favorite method of installing Gizduino as it shows a better description in selecting the Gizduino Boards in the Boards Menu.
Note: The steps below can also be used for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
If you are wondering how to install Gizduino in Windows then just follow the steps below.
1. Install the latest version of the PL2303 Prolific Driver for Windows
As of writing the latest Arduino IDE is 1.8.5. I prefer to download the non-install version (160 MB download). Just unzip on your preferred location on your drive, run the arduino.exe and wait for the Arduino IDE to initialize.