Category: Windows Server 2008

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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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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Installing Failover Clustering With Windows Server 2008 R2

Creating a Cluster with Windows Server 2003 was a little bit confusing for administrators. Now with Windows Server 2008, its much easier. In this article I will be showing you how to setup a cluster with two nodes using Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering feature. Creating a failover clustering means you have at least […]

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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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