Category: Windows Server 2003

6 Tips for a Successful Patching Process

  Whether your servers run Windows or Linux, whether your workstations are Windows 7 or Macs, and no matter what vendor your network gear comes from, one of the most critical administrative tasks for admins of any system is patching. With new vulnerabilities announced every week, and with dozens, if not hundreds of different applications […]

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Unable to RDP into server

If you are unable to remote desktop into a server using the computer name, but you are able to remote into the server using the IP address and you get the error message below.             Make sure the date/time is in sync between your DNS server and the host server […]

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Fix SQL Configuration Manager Cannot Connect to WMI Provider

When trying to open MS SQL Server Configuration Manager, a dialog may appear.. Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and later servers with SQL Server Configuration Manager. Invalid class [0x80041010]   This is caused by an issue […]

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Creating a Windows Server Performance baseline

Introduction Every Microsoft Windows server should be monitored for performance issues, but if you have nothing to compare it against, how do you know when its over worked or ticking over? Steps (6 total) 1 Opening the tool Expand First open performance monitor on the server (you can run or setup a schedule from your […]

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The Group Policy client service failed the logon

If you try to login to a client or server system and you get this error message below: “the group policy client service failed the logon.Access Denied”               Do the following to fix it: Logon to the machine with a machine administrator account (assuming this issue is with a […]

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Windows Server 2003 DC health check command

The following command will useful for 2003 DC health check: 1. dcdiag.exe /v /f:dcdiag_servname.txt 2. dcdiag.exe /test:dns /v /f:dcdiagdns_servername.txt 3. repadmin /showrepl > replication_servername.txt 4. repadmin /replsum /errorsonly > replicationerr_servername.txt dcdiag.exe Health check for DCs and/or services assoicated with it. dcdiag.exe /test:dns Let me know DNS health status repadmin /showrepl This shows all my replication […]

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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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How to configure TCP/IP Filtering on windows 2003 Server?

In this article, we will use TCP/IP filtering to prevent a server from allowing certain TCP ports or protocol. 1. Right-click on the My Network Places icon on the desktop, open properties 2. Choose the  network connection for which you want to view the settings, right-click to open properties 3. double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to […]

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