Tag Archives: Server 2008

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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Create a roaming profile – Windows 7, 8, 10 with Server 2008 R2

Attached are guides on creating a roaming profile with Windows 7 and Server 2008 r2. (Thanks to Mr. Ledlow for creating these) Guides are in PDF Step One Create a User on the Domain Step Two Creating a Folder on … Continue reading

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Cannot access computer by NetBios name after replacing NIC card

If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer, you should flush any cache on the workstation that is accessing the server. Insure no other users are logged … Continue reading

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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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How to make an ODBC connection to a SQL Database

Need to make an ODBC connection to an SQL Database?   First off, what is it?  An ODBC connection uses SQL drivers to connect programs such as Microsoft Access to your database allow you to have a ‘front-end’ to develop forms … Continue reading

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The miracle server

What happens when you are in a hurry and you have to replace a server motherboard?   You run the server with the protective plastic shield for three years without incident.    Three years ago we had to replace a motherboard on … Continue reading

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Network Access Protection

Windows 2008 Server has Network Access Protection which is also known as NAP or NPS. This tool serves an administrative purpose to help organizations compare the security level in a computer on the network to the Server 2008’s policies. This … Continue reading

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Optimizing your server with more than one network card

New IT professionals may think that adding a second network card will improve throughput.  While this can be true, IT personnel need to be aware of several rules behind configuring multiple network cards. Assuming the server will be in the … Continue reading

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The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

If you cannot gain access to a computer even though you shared out a folder, you may have to open the registry and perform the following actions on the destination computer. Click start->run  then type regedit. Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory … Continue reading

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Setting up 802.1x and Radius Server

Here’s a quick guide to setting up a Radius Server for wireless security. Matt Felts’ (CWTS, CWNA, CWDP) draft copy of this initial setup is found 802.1X project) Here’s a screenshot of this draft copy.  

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Adjusting network card properties to fix slow network response

If you have slow or non responsive program properties; such as a database or other network program…Right Click on My Computer, go to Properties, select Hardware, Device Manager, click the + sign on Network, Right Click on your network card, … Continue reading

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Password complexity in Windows Server 2008 is grayed out

I do not recommend this but I have seen a non-critical server where simplex passwords could be used (internal network/non-critical or non-sensitive data) – Resetting password complexity in Windows Server 2008 (R2). If you need to disable password complexity in … Continue reading

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An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist

When opening manage or the  “Microsoft Management Console (MMC)”  you recieve “An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist”. Solution: Open a Command Prompt ( Search for CMD) (right click and run as administrator) and navigate … Continue reading

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View Open Files on Server 2008

Before rebooting a server, you should see who has open files so you won’t corrupt data or knock a user offline. Server 2008 has moved where you can view these. To see the open files, right click on computer.   … Continue reading

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Slow Network File Transfer – Server 2008

Here’s a quick tip on increasing network file transfer speed on Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 that we use. Change the following information in your server’s registry and reboot. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters Value =DisableTaskOffload Type = DWORD Data = 1 Value … Continue reading

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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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How to increase Active Directory Speed

Active Directory is one of the mostly widely used models to push policies and to secure your enterprise. Many IT personnel complain of degrading performance after a period of time.   Although Windows tries to keep Active Directory defragged, the … 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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Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

Microsoft’s Network Monitor is an excellent way to capture network traffic and data.  For more information see Microsoft’s blog and information.

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