Tag Archives: Server

Should you disable 8dot3 for performance and security?

Microsoft did recommend to disable short names  in a security guide some times back.  There is evidence that file operations in directories (folders) that contain a large number of file can be slowed by short file name creations.  So does … 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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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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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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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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Create MD5, SHA Checksums

ExactFile is an excellent program to create a file integrity check.  Its features includes- A file integrity for- Use it to make sure files copied to CD-ROM are bit-perfect copies, Use it to make sure backups copied from one drive to another … 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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Raid Drive Recovery

If you have ever had a raid hard drive and had the drives broken or the raid go bad, you probably struggled to the data and drives back in order. ReclaiMe Free Raid Recovery helps to put everything back in … Continue reading

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Put a Honeypot on Your Network

What exactly is a honeypot?   A honeypot is a non critical computer that has software on it that allows the monitoring of users who are on your network or if the honeypot has a public ip address, it can be … Continue reading

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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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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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Free SSL Certificate

If you have a website that isn’t a fully qualified domain name, (www.mysite.com) and can afford a SSL Certificate, you can use Get a Certificate (getacert.com).    Get a Cert does not require a registration and makes your certificates instantly.   Many … Continue reading

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Monitor Your Microsoft Server 2003 or Server 2008

Monitor your servers with DreamSys Server Monitor.  This utility contacts your servers to make sure they are up.  If the servers fail to respond, you can receive a text message alerting you of the failure.

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Please Wait While Domain List is Created

It has been a while since I have seen the “please wait while domain list is created” of course it did it in class day and I was puzzled.  Later, after class of course I remembered that I had DHCP … Continue reading

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