Tag Archives: Server 2003

Patch for Server 2003 and XP for WannaCry

A download link from Microsoft for outdated operating Systems such as Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8. http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598

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MiTeC Network Scanner finds your Network Devices and Computers

MiTeC offers a free network scanner that has several dozen features.  With capabilities to shutdown or remotely execute programs, MiTeC’s powerful features include: Network neighborhood Ping IP Address MAC Address (even across routers) MAC Vendor Device name Device domain/workgroup Logged … Continue reading

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Server 2003 is reaching end of life

Server 2003 is reaching its EoL.  Read more

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Free Microsoft Resources

Want to see how remote access and VPNs work?  Microsoft’s technet has hundreds of demos, virtualizations, books and other materials.  Here’s a lab on vpns – Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs  So what else is available over at TechNet? Books, Magazines, … Continue reading

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Run VirtualBox on a webserver as a cloud OS

Want to run VirtualBox on a webserver for training or need to run VirtualBox remotely on a webserver?  Need VirtualOSs in the cloud? Download PHPVirtualBox.  Unzip the files into a folder in your webserver.  Give permissions for web users.  In … Continue reading

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Slow Network?

Do you have a computer that responds slow on the network or hesitates?  Follow these steps and you will see a significant difference. (Because we have not shown how to disable advanced settings in your network card, simply go to … Continue reading

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Prevent the Shutdown or Restarting of a computer if a critical file is open

Here’s a nice little program that will prevent a shutdown if critical data is open.  Foolish IT has a program that prevents automatic restarts.  ShutDownUnless is a program that can monitor your server and prevent corrupt data in the event … Continue reading

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Two-step authentication verifies user logins for your computer

PhoneFactor offers a two-step authentication when logging on to your computer.  This helps to verifiy user logins for a workstation or server. How does it work? Enter your username and password into your computer.   PhoneFactor then calls you.  Press the # … Continue reading

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Hide servers on your network

Maybe not truly hidden but this keeps your computer out of the GUI Network.   Some networks allows computer users to use the Network Icon to discover computers.  The following command will hide your server. At a command prompt (as … Continue reading

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Windows Security Log Events- What Do They Mean?

Want to know what the Security Log Events mean? Randy Franklin Smith’s online dictionary for these logs is a great resource.  Link Information about the event includes: Description of this event Field level details Examples Discuss this event

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Find an EventID’s meaning

Are you often looking through your logs and wondering what the eventid numbers mean? Here’s a website to look up this information- EventID

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Free Domain Tools for Administrators

A little misleading but Desktop Central allows Administrators or users to find out information Software Inventory – Allows you to inventory known software on remote computers ShutDown/Restart – Utility to shutdown or restart the computers of a Windows Domain. Group … Continue reading

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003; to manage roles and features that are installed on computers from a remote computer that is … Continue reading

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Invisible Folders on Server

I would use the word ‘hidden’ but the folder isn’t.  Recently we upgraded a staff members folder to Windows 7.  We then mapped the user to their shared folder on Windows 2003 Server.   The user could now use their … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft Server 2003 Active Directory Book

Another link for a free Microsoft Book on Server 2003.   Link Although Server 2003 is an earlier version of server, this server continues to be used in businesses globally.

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Windows Server 2003 Tutorials

Here is a tutorial on Windows Server 2003.  This online visual tutorial shows step by step on how to use this server. Although Windows Server 2008 R2 is out, Server 2003 is still prominently used in workplaces.  Link

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Access Multiple Computers with Remote Desktop

If you are limited by the type of firewall or router connection you have and are limited to one public IP address  and need remote desktop on multiple servers or computers; you can change the listening port on the Remote … Continue reading

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Why Do You Subnet?

Why? The Golden Question All over the internet you will find information on ‘How to Subnet’.   Suddenly you are thrown into a world of bits and binary and given charts of ‘How to Subnet’.   But why do you subnet? Subnets … Continue reading

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Windows 2003 Server is slow on your LAN – Tweak

If your Windows 2003 Server is slow on your LAN, you can make the following changes to your registry.  When you make these changes, you MUST be sure that your data is backed up. On the your server, you can … Continue reading

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Just as you thought you knew everything about IT..

Every time you get a grip on what’s going on in your network, you find out there is sooo much more to learn in information technology.  A great example of that would be: DirectAccess: Which gives mobile users seamless access … Continue reading

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