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Archive for the Windows 2008 Category

08.12.2013

HyperV machine missing network card after restoring VHD on Windows 2012 server

Problem You have restored a VHD or moved it to a new HyperV 2012 Server from a 2008 server. When you restore and recreate the HyperV machine and start it up, it has no network connectivity. Running ipconfig shows media disconnected with no network card. Device manager shows no network device and Other devices showing […]

11.27.2012

Script to Shut down and backup vmware virtual machines in Windows

This script shuts down the vmware virtual machines called SBS and TS Stops Windows services copies them from C:\virtualmachines to D:\virtualmachines restarts the services restarts the vmware machines @rem ———- Stop the Terminal Server ———- call “vmrun.exe” -T server -h https://localhost:8333/sdk -u administrator -p AdminPassword stop “[VMs] TS/TS.vmx” soft @rem ———- Stop the SBS Server […]

08.9.2012

Terminal server Remote Desktop Pros and cons

Running a terminal server significantly lowers the overall upfront and on-going Management costs. We have been implementing terminal servers for clients for over a decade and many are still using the original thin clients we installed back then, though with upgraded servers! The way Remote Desktop sessions were used by sending changes in graphics. All […]

07.29.2012

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

After restoring a server virtual machine to a few days prior I encountered this error. Previously I would delete the computer from the domain and rejoin it, but found a faster way. The underlying problem when you see this error is that the machine you are trying to access can no longer communicate securely with […]

07.4.2012

The Software licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid. 0XC004f050

I had a client with a newly built Windows 2008 R2 standard server. The system was licensed and working without issue for about 2 Months then started Generating the None Genuine Version message.   When you try and active the license you received the following message The Following Failure occurred while trying to use the […]

11.2.2011

SBS 2011 Radius Authentication Setup for Cisco ASA

I read through several articles for server 2008 and 2008r2 and they all seemed to have bits of the configuration needed for the SBS 2011 server to authenticate but not all of the settings. I have managed to get both mac and windows clients authenticated using the method below: Install Network Policy server by going […]

10.19.2011

How to disable the Windows Small Business Server 2008 SBS console from automatically starting

This runs as a scheduled task on login. To disable it open the Task scheduler, Drill down to Windows small business server 2008 Right click on console and select disable

10.5.2011

Mac remote desktop connection cannot verify the identity of the computer

If you are having an issue getting remote desktop to connect to a windows server via rdp it is probably due to the domain field in the connection having information entered. For some reason the rdp that mac uses even though it is written by microsoft doesn’t support the domain field. To fix this issue […]

10.4.2011

Backup virtual machine in hyperv using windows backup

To backup a virtual server using windows backup you first need to add the hyperv writer. To do this you can either edit the registry as below or download the microsoft fix it tool from-

09.9.2011

Webdav IIS 6 HTTP Error 404 File or directory not found user permissions with goodreader

I found that after setting up webdav on a server for access by goodreader on my ipad, some folders I could access with no problem, but other sub folders would give the HTTP Error 404 shown below.   The page cannot be found The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its […]