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Using CheckSUR to repair Windows Vista update problems

by File in: Windows

The Windows Vista Check for System Update Readiness (CheckSUR) tool will try to fix certain Windows Update installation failures. System resources, such as file data, registry data, and even in-memory […]

Troubleshooting Exchange Error 4.4.7 Delivery Delay and Failures

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One of our partners keeps receiving the following messages when trying to email certain domains: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU […]

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 […]