Forwarders, conditional forwarders

In some cases that DNS cannot answer on DNS query – there are no such record on local server, we can forward query to some other local server. There are two reasons to forward queries on another server:

  1. We wish to minimize number of servers with connection to internet
  2. We wish to forward certain requests to some other DNS server, for example in case of merging two companies/networks

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How to Pin Useful Shortcuts to Taskbar, like Computer or Recycle Bin

1. Right-click on Desktop and select “New -> Shortcut
2. In “Create Shortcut” wizard first enter the command from list:
  • explorer shell:MyComputerFolder (for My Computer shortcut)
  • explorer shell:RecycleBinFolder (for Recycle Bin shortcut)
  • explorer shell:ControlPanelFolder (for Control Panel shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Administrative Tools (for Administrative Tools shortcut)
  • explorer shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder (for Programs and Features shortcut)
  • explorer shell:NetworkPlacesFolder (for Network shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Favorites (for Favorites shortcut)
  • explorer shell:HomegroupFolder (for Homegroup shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Games (for Games shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Fonts (for Fonts shortcut)
  • explorer shell:UserProfiles (for Users folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Profile (for your username folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Public (for Public folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:My Documents (for Documents shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Common Documents (for Public Documents shortcut)
  • explorer shell:My Music (for Music folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:CommonMusic (for Public Music folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:My Pictures (for Pictures folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:CommonPictures (for Public Pictures folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:My Video (for Videos folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:CommonVideo (for Public Videos folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:Downloads (for Downloads folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:CommonDownloads (for Public Downloads folder shortcut)
  • explorer shell:::{3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257} (for Flip 3D or Window Switcher shortcut)
  • explorer “some network or local path to folder”

3. Finish wizard
4. Move shortcut to Taskbar

Enable NumLock on login to Windows 10

  • Open regedit
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard
  • Change InitialKeyboardIndicators value to 2
  • Go to HKEY_USERS
  • Search for InitialKeyboardIndicators under HKEY_USERS and change it to 2
  • Exit
  • Shutdown (do not restart)
  • Boot up windows
  • On logon screen switch on numLock
  • Do not login. Shut down windows using power button on login page


Instead of shutdown/wake up/shutdown/wake up process can be disabled Fast startup feature.