NicolTIP#030: How to disable Direct Access via Powershell

in order to disable Direct Access on Windows 8.1, you can run the following powershell script (as administrator) remove-itemproperty -Path “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient” -name DnsPolicyConfig Net stop iphlpsvc /y Net start iphlpsvc ipconfig /flushdns Write-Host “” Write-Host “Press any key to continue …” $x = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey(“NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown”)

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NicolTIP#026: How to fix poor network performance connecting with windows 2008/R2 in Remote Desktop and File Share

Remote Desktop 6.0 leverages a new feature called auto-tuning for the TCP/IP receive window that could be causing the trouble. Window Auto-Tuning could have issues on some networks, and cheap SOHO routers. I fixed typing the following command on the server I was not able to connect: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted after this…

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NicolTIP#020: Why VisualStudio 2010 is not able to connect with my WP7 device? (timeout)

Today without any reason VisualStudio was not able to connect with the WP7 device. When I selected “deploy solution” I received the following error: —— Deploy started: Project: … Deploying D:\MyProjects2010\… Deployment of application to device failed. This operation returned because the timeout period expired. ========== Build: 2 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 0 skipped…

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