How to Make Network Mapped Drives Available in Elevated Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10
Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft implemented the User Account Control feature, or just UAC. This feature is designed to improve the OS security. The side effect of this feature is that mapped network drives are inaccessible to programs running as administrator. Continue reading
How to Disable Simultaneous Connection to Non-domain and Domain in Windows 10
You can use the Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network policy in Windows 10 to disable (or enable) simultaneous connection to Non-domain and Domain networks. Here are two methods you can use to configure the policy. Continue reading
How to Enable or Disable Soft Disconnect from a Network in Windows 10
By default, Windows will soft-disconnect a computer from a network when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to a network. In Windows 10, there is a special policy option that controls this behavior, so you can make your device instantly disconnect from a network. Here is how to configure it. Continue reading
How to Minimize Number of Simultaneous Connections to Internet in Windows 10
In Windows 10, there is a special policy option that determines if a computer can have multiple connections to the internet or to a Windows domain. If multiple connections are allowed, it then determines how network traffic will be routed. Here is how to configure it.
How to Block Websites Using the Hosts File in Windows 10
Every Windows version comes with a special
Hosts file which helps resolving DNS records. In addition to your network configuration, the file can be used to define a domain=IP address pairing which will have priority above the value provided by the DNS server. Using this trick, you can block certain web sites from opening in the web browser on your computer.
How To Disable Could Not Reconnect All Network Drives Notification In Windows 10
If you have mapped network drives, sometimes Windows 10 shows a notification that it cannot reconnect all network drives. It is OK when a remote destination is down, but the notification is very annoying and redundant when the drive can be reconnected just by visiting it in This PC.
DNS-over-HTTPS is a relatively young web protocol, implement about two years ago. It is intended to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver. Continue reading
In Windows 10, there are a number of ways to set your IP address to a static value for network diagnostics or if you need to form a network with another device without a DHCP server, via an Ethernet crossover cable. Starting in Windows 10 version 1903 you can set a static IP address for a network connection right in the Settings app.
Offline Files is a special feature of Windows that allows you to access files stored on a network share locally, even when you are not connected to that network. By default, the OS limits the local disk space that offline files take to 25% of the system drive. The limit includes the local disk space used by cached files that were made available offline, and automatically cached files which were accessed by the user on a network share. Here is how to change this.
As you may already know, Offline Files is a special feature of Windows that allows you to access files stored on a network share locally, even when you are not connected to that network. In modern Windows version, it includes a special "Always Offline" mode, that saves your bandwidth by syncing files between your PC and the appropriate network share periodically.