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Installing and enabling IIS and FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2

Open Server Manager, go to Roles and click “Add Roles” In the Add Role Wizard, select Web Server (IIS) role to install Click Next until you reach Select Role Services page, leave the default and check FTP Server, FTP Service and FTP Extensibility at the bottom. Click Next, follow the wizard and finish the role installation. Now […]

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How to Logoff Remote Desktop Sessions from the Command Line

It’s happened to all of us. You try to logon to an administrative remote desktop on a server, but you can’t because both administrative RDP sessions are in use. Oftentimes this is because other admins have simply disconnected their remote desktop session, rather than logoff as they should. Here’s a simple way to determine which […]

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Creating a Remote Mailbox in an Exchange Hybrid Environment

If you operate an Exchange hybrid environment you will eventually want to create Exchange Online mailboxes for new users without creating them on-premises and migrating them. The easiest way to do this is to create the new user object and remote mailbox from the on-prem Exchange Admin Center (EAC). Logon to the on-premises Exchange Admin […]

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Step by Step : Deploy DFS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Today, let’s go through a step by step on how to deploy Distributed File System (DFS) in Wndows Server 2012 R2, but before we start, you should know what is DFS all about. What Is DFS? Normally for domain users, to access a file share, they might use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) name to access the shared […]

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6 Benefits Nano Server Will Bring to Hyper-V

In April 2015, Microsoft announced a new feature available in Windows Server 2016 called Nano Server. It is similar to Windows Server Core mode but remarkably smaller. Apparently there are big plans in store for Nano Server. Jeffery Snover, lead architect for Windows Server, consistently stated throughout the Microsoft Ignite event, “Nano Server is the […]

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Unable to start the MSSQLServer service – MSSQLServer Event ID 26014

When you try to star the MSSQL service using a Managed Service Account and it does not start, you get MSSQLServer Event ID 26014.                                             After some Google searching (a lot, actually) I came across […]

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File Screening via de commandline

Filescreening is a method used to control what files can be placed in a directory. You might want to prevent storage of MP3 files or executables. I wil use an example to explain how to create filescreen rules by using the commandline. Example I have created the folder E:\Users to store the users’ homeshares, but […]

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Overview of Scheduled Tasks

I like the tree view for scheduled task as you can categorize the tasks, but the GUI offers no way of an overview of all tasks. The command line helps again: Schtasks.exe Are you thinking:”I have no scheduled tasks defined, so this post is not for me”, I suggest to try it anyway. Microsoft added […]

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Speed up GPO software install

Software distribution using GPO’s can be a good way to install msi packages, but can delay the startup process, especially if the package is large and the network is slow. By using a simple trick, we can speed up this process significantly. The concept is to copy the installation files in the background to a […]

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