Windows 2008

I worked on a print server queue permissions delegation today and had some learnings. I was trying to grant a new group to manage printers on a Windows server 2008 print server and after adding the group to print server security permissions, it is not propagated to print queues in that print server. I was […]

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Querying Hyper-V made simple with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012. But these two are latest version of Operating Systems and most of the people haven’t tried them yet in corporate environment. In this post I will demonstrate how to use WMI and Powershell to query a Hyper-V server without the use of MS given […]

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By default, only administrators can view security event log in a Windows Server 2003 or 2008. In this article I will show you how to grant permissions to other users or groups to view security log content in a server without admin permissions. For Windows Server 2008: Let me start with something easy. For windows […]

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In this post I will show you how to disable Server Manager Start up during user logon on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 Server Manager start-up during Windows User logon on Windows Server 2008 R2 server Operating system is the most frustrating thing for System administrators who manage the boxes. We know that […]

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Ever since I started managing Windows boxes, I am familiar with this word, SMB (Server Message Block). What it does? — it helps in accessing files on remote file System or on another windows server. What ports it uses 139 TCP, 138 UDP, 137(TCP/UDP) and 445 sometimes. So my answer to questions like what ports […]

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Microsoft has released new version of Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) which analyzes the status of replication of all Domain Controllers in the Active Directory domain or forest. It is the advanced version of repadmin . It displays output in a format which is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL /*CSV imported into Excel with significant […]

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The purpose of this article is to explain how event forwarding works, different types of event forwarding methods and step-by-step guide for implementing them. In this part-1 of How to configure event forwarding in windows 7/2008, I will cover some basics about event forwarding, different components involved in the forwarding and their functionality. Windows 7 […]

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By this time we as administrators could have noticed that disk cleanup utility is missing in Windows Server 2008. Disk Cleanup/Clean Manager (cleanmgr.exe) is not appeared by default in Volume Properties. Need to follow few steps as below to clean up the volume. Summary The Disk Cleanup executable file cleanmgr.exe and the associated Disk Cleanup […]

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I came across a situation today where I had to find out the switch details to which a particular server is connected. Often we come across such kind of cases where your network administrator is unavailable to tell you which switch/port it is or data center engineer not around to help you with this information. […]

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I came across a article well explaining disk related performance counters in Windows Servers. This gives very good information about what each counter means and their values indicates. It is worth reading..so sharing it with my blog readers. http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/03/16/windows-performance-monitor-disk-counters-explained.aspx Don’t miss to read it. Happy learning..  

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