Windows 2008

Running Windows Media Services and and IIS on the same server in Windows Server2008

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MS KB328728 describes how to run Windows Media Services and and IIS on the same server in Windows 2003, but the WMSHttpSysCfg utility the KB article references does not exist on Windows 2008. Here’s how to run both WMS and IIS on Windows 2008. 1. Install both WMS and IIS 2. Add a second IP […]

Running Powershell On Windows Server 2008 Core

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While being an unwilling participant in an excessively long conference call I was able to get Powershell up and running on my Server Core box, thanks to Dmitry’s detailed instructions. Of course this is an unsupported configuration, which means Microsoft won’t help you if you experience problems.

Windows 2008/Exchange 2007 Event 4001: A transient failure has occurred. The problem may resolve itself in awhile. The service will retry in 56 seconds.

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Today I was installing Exchange 2007 SP1 on an HP Proliant DL380 G5 server running Windows 2008 x64. After the installation and reboot, I kept receiving the following error in the Event log: Event ID: 4001 Source: MSExchange System Attendant Mailbox A transient failure has occurred. The problem may resolve itself in awhile. The service […]

Windows Server 2008 Installation Error: Windows installation has encountered an error and needs to be restarted

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I was installing Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 on Monday, and the installation kept bombing out with the following error message after I entered my volume license product key: Windows installation has encountered an error and needs to be restarted I tried re-burning the .iso image, thinking I had a bad burn or defective media, […]

Howto: Enable Automatic Updates in Windows 2008 Server Core

by File in: howto, Server Core

Windows 2008 Server Core uses the SCregEdit.wsf script found in C:\Windows\System32 to configure Automatic Updates behavior. To view the current Automatic Updates settings, from the command prompt type: c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /AU /v The following values correspond to the response generated by the scregedit.wsf script. 1 = Automatic Updates Disabled 4 = Automatic Updates Enabled To enable […]

Howto: Configure the Windows 2008 Server Core Screensaver Activation Period

by File in: howto, Server Core

By default the Windows 2008 Server Core screensaver will activate after 600 seconds (10 minutes) of inactivity. To change the amount of time the screensaver waits to activate, edit the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut I changed mine from 600 seconds (10 minutes) to 1200 seconds (20 minutes). Sander has several other Desktop related settings […]

Howto: Enable Remote Desktop on a Windows 2008 Server Core System

by File in: howto, remote access, Server Core

Windows 2008 Server Core uses the SCregEdit.wsf script found in C:\Windows\System32 to configure Terminal Services (TS) behavior. TS is the method of remote controlling your Server Core system through Remote Desktop (RDP). To view the current Terminal Server settings for Vista/Windows 2008 clients, at the server command prompt type: c:\windows\system32\scregedit.wsf /AR /v The following values […]

Howto: Shut down or reboot a Windows 2008 Server Core System

by File in: howto, Server Core

To shut down a Windows 2008 Server Core System, at the command prompt type: Shutdown -s -t xx where -s = shut down -t xx = time to wait before shutting down in seconds, where xx =0 to 600 To shut down a Windows 2008 Server Core System immediately, at the command prompt type: Shutdown […]

Creating Backups of Windows 2008 Server Core Machines

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Windows 2008 Server Core is a minimalist installation of Windows Server 2008. It must be managed from the servers console command line or remotely via Terminal Services. In previous versions of Windows Server, NTbackup.exe was the program used for creating system backups. NTbackup.exe has been phased out and has been replaced in Windows 2008 by […]

Howto: Install VMware Tools on Windows 2008 Server Core

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I had just performed my first Windows 2008 Server Core installation on VMware Workstation, and wanted to install the VMware tools to see if the VMs performance would increase. Logged in as Administator I started installing the tools the normal way – from inside VMware Workstation I selected VM – Install VMware Tools. Nothing happened. […]