Category: Windows Server 2008 R2

How to Create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008

Once you have Hyper-V installed the first thing you are going to want to do is start creating virtual machines. The process is mostly a next, next, finish matter, but just incase you are unsure, here’s a quick start-to-finish guide. Note: this is part of our ongoing series teaching IT administration basics, and might not […]

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How to Install Hyper-V Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 and later releases of the product ship with a virtualization platform called Hyper-V, which works quite well since it’s built into Windows. Today we’re going to show you how to install it. Note: this is part of our ongoing series teaching IT administration basics, and might not apply to everybody. Installing […]

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How to Reset Your Forgotten Domain Admin Password on Server 2008 R2

Forgetting your password is always a pain, but luckily there’s an easy way to reset your Domain Administrator password. All you need is a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation disk and one simple command line trick. Replacing Utilman.exe Boot off the Windows disk and select the “Repair your computer” option from the […]

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Introduction to Client/Server Networking

A computer network consists of two or more computers intended to share resources:   A client/server network is a system where one or more computers called clients connect to a central computer named a server to share or use resources. Each client computer must use an operating system that allows it to be identified to […]

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Taking Security Measures in Windows Server 2008 /R2

Turn on auditing to monitor account attacks There is no doubt that all of the new security features in the modern versions of Windows will help keep your computer more secure.  However, these features become less valuable when they are not turned on by default.  One feature, known as user account auditing, is not turned on […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Improvements in DHCP

In this article, we’ll go over some of the new and cool features included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP server. Introduction DHCP is something most IT pros take for granted. However, it wasn’t really all that long ago when many of us were running local NetBEUI networks, where addressing wasn’t even an issue. […]

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How do I install FileZilla FTP Server?

The following article provides System Administrators with instructions to help them implement an FTP solution to allow for successful file exchange with their servers from remote locations. Although Windows comes with an FTP server installed by default, we recommend FileZilla FTP Server as an alternative. Benefits of FileZilla: secure file transfer via SSL/TLS (can be […]

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How to add Disk Cleanup tool in Windows Server 2008 R2

Disk Cleanup option on drive’s general properties and  cleanmgr.exe is not present in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 by default.So in order to use cleanmgr.exe you’ll need to copy two files that are already present on the server, cleanmgr.exe and cleanmgr.exe.mui. Copy “C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe” to “%systemroot%\System32″ Copy “C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui” to “%systemroot%\System32\en-US” Now you can […]

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How to Install Active Directory On Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Directory is essential to any Microsoft network built on the client-server network model–it allows you to have a central sever called a Domain Controller (DC) that does authentication for your entire network. Instead of people logging on to the local machines they authenticate against your DC. Lets take a look at how to install […]

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