Tag Archives: Windows Server 2008 R2

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

Don’t forget, the fastest hard drive without IPv6 ….check your network info here 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 … Continue reading

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Server 2008 R2 DHCP stops responding to requests

Does your DHCP Server stop responding to DHCP requests?  Here’s the hotfix by Microsoft.

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Microsoft Windows Server R2 or Windows 7 rebooting while configuring updates

Great tip from Josh – If Microsoft Server R2 or Windows 7 is stuck rebooting while configuring updates (pic below), follow these steps – Boot from the Server 2008 DVD (or Windows 7) Select the command prompt Type   del c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml … Continue reading

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Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller performance issues

UPDATE-2014 driver now available! (Driver number will be different than what is in this article! If you have the Realteck PCIe GBE Family Controller adapter and are experiencing performance issues on your network, download the latest driver.  The driver (Version … Continue reading

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Another way to get detailed IP address information and control the Windows Firewall by a command line

You’ve probably used IPConfig to get your IP address and have even used IPConfig /all.   So what is another way to see your configuration? netsh interface ip show config This command gives your NIC card information What if you … 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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Learn Windows Server 2008 r2 – Free

I was talking to Dawn (a co-worker) the other day and we thought back 10 years ago when she was in school….we didn’t have any of the resources that students have today.  Today students can learn on their own with … 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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Free eBook Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Link to eBook Link to Free eLearning Course

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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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Deploying IPv6 in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2

Deploying IPv6 in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 Microsoft has made changes to common features of obtaining and using IP addresses.  With the end of IPv4 coming, DNS support and DHCP are the two biggest changes. One change known as … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Labs

Microsoft has Free Virtual Labs at TechNet that allows you to take mini courses in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2. Link

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Inactive User Monitor

Want to know who is not logging in to your servers?  Need to clean up a computer’s users and help protect the security of your computers.  Inactive User Monitor allows you to see who has not logged in over a … Continue reading

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