How to Change the SQL sa Password from a Command Prompt

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To change the SQL sa password from a command prompt: Start a command prompt by typing Start – Run – cmd Enter the following commands, pressing Enter after each line OSQL […]

Mark’s Windows 2008 DNS Server Command Line Cheat Sheet

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If you’re a command line type administrator like myself you’ll want to check out Mark’s Mark’s DNS Server command line cheat sheet. He’s summarized the Windows Server 2008 CLI commands […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

A Dell PowerEdge Server, Windows 2003 x64, and the Battle Over SAS RAID Drivers

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It seemed like a simple enough task – Install Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 x64 server that is about a year old. The server […]

Windows Server 2008 Password Complexity Requirements

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I finally got around to installing Windows Server 2008 Standard today.  I performed a Server Core installation, and was suprised how little interaction I had to have with the installer.  It […]

Howto: Use the Windows Debugging Tools to analyze a crash dump (BSOD)

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Occasionally, my Windows XP SP2 laptop has had the Blue Screen of Death appear unexpectedly. It doesn’t occur when any particular application is running, and nothing ever is written to […]

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

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The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer is a really useful tool when documenting Active Directory domains of any size. With the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool, you can read your […]

Resources for Troubleshooting Windows Event 2019: The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty

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One of my client’s servers needs to be rebooted three times a day because of server hangs. A look in Event Viewer finds the following error corresponding to the time […]

Howto: Disabling Driver Signing in Windows Vista 64 bit

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A security feature of Windows Vista 64 bit version is that unsigned drivers will not load. I’m all for increased security, until I run across a piece of hardware that […]