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Archive for the Windows 2008 Category

08.4.2011

Execute a command on a file or set of files

forfiles – a resource kit tool that iterates files in a folder, can do it on date, and let you then run a command You can get it here: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/ResKit/y2kfix/x86/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753551%28WS.10%29.aspx This command should (I haven’t tested it myself) delete all files older than 30 days, under c:\temp and recurse into subdirectories. forfiles /p “C:\temp” […]

07.25.2011

Configure Authoritative time server in server 2008

The following article was reproduced from-

05.20.2011

Error uploading PDF over 2 MB to ASP website on IIS 7.5 Windows 2008 server

We recently came across a problem where PDFs over 2 MB would not upload in an ASP site housed on IIS 7.5 Windows 2008 server. We found that this was because –

04.1.2011

The Migration wizard only supports migration from Windows Small Business Server

  If attempting to use the migration wizard in SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 from a domain with a standard windows server you will see the message   The migration wizard ONLY works from a SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011 server. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg490796.aspx Migration guide from SBS 2003 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/f3966043-8b4e-41e5-a32b-27761d98b0b5/ Collated document for migration from SBS 2003 […]

03.31.2011

Brilliant Windows packet sniffer software to identify network conditions and heavy network traffic usage

After searching and trying a number of packet sniffers to determine the source of heavy traffic usage, I found this the easiest to install and use by a long way. Its reporting is excellent and it makes it easy to see the source ip generating a lot of traffic. http://www.colasoft.com/capsa/capsa-free-edition.php

03.26.2011

Script to migrate and create DNS zones moving Windows DNS servers

If you are running multiple DNS zones on a Windows server and want to migrate these to a new Windows server here are the steps: From the DNS manager Export List and save to a text file   The lines in the export file will look like this for a Primary DNS server mydomain.com.au –

02.22.2011

Drive performance through HyperV virtual disk driver vs direct to physical disk

I was interested if there was any speed loss in running a virtual machine hard disk vs the direct physical disk on the host server. I suspected there should be an overhead from running through the virtual driver. The Hyper V virtual drives show up in device manager as Virtual HD ATA device on an […]

02.3.2011

Cannot connect to SMB share migrating from Mac OSX 10.4 server to Windows 2008 server

If you need to connect from a Mac OSX 10.4 computer to a Windows 2008 server, you may find you cannot login to the Windows shares and get prompted for username and password. First thing to note is to connect from a Mac to Windows server is you need to have-

12.9.2010

Cleaning temporary files from terminal server users

Clear temporary files on terminal server

08.18.2010

Disable SBS 2008 Console

Disable SBS console