9 articles Microsoft

How to team your NICs

Unfor­tu­nately, NIC team­ing isn’t nat­ively avail­able in con­sumer ver­sions of Win­dows, so we’ll have to use Win­dows Serv­er and in this case, it’s Serv­er 2012 R2. To do this in Win­dows Serv­er, open the Serv­er Man­ager. From there, click “Loc­al Serv­er” and you’ll see an option called “NIC Team­ing.” Click the option that says “Dis­abled” and…

Build­ing a NetS­caler VPX on Microsoft Win­dows Serv­er 2012 R2 /​ Hyper‑V

At the moment I’m wast­ing my time set­ting up a per­son­al lab envir­on­ment on Microsoft Win­dows Serv­er 2012 R2 (Hyper‑V ofcourse). One of my mis­sions was to setup a NetS­caler ADC Developer edi­tion. I had how­ever some strange prob­lems set­ting up, so it looked like a good idea to share them. First of all a…

Cre­at­ing A Win­dows 2012R2 Domain Con­trol­ler

With Win­dows 2003 near­ing end-of-life, it is becom­ing more imper­at­ive to upgrade to a new­er oper­at­ing sys­tem. For many IT admins, this is a great oppor­tun­ity to start upgrad­ing infra­struc­tures to Win­dows 2012 or Win­dows 2012R2. Since DCPromo was depre­ci­ated in Win­dows Serv­er 2012, the fol­low­ing art­icle serves as a step-by-step guide to cre­at­ing a…

How to clear space from the Win­SxS folder

Win­dows uses a sys­tem folder called Win­SxS to store files that are needed for your Win­dows install­a­tion, as well as backups or updates to those files. It’s a space hog, how­ever, tak­ing up sev­er­al giga­bytes of space and grow­ing with each Win­dows Update you per­form. Use the steps below to clean up unne­ces­sary files in…

How to cre­ate a VM Tem­plate with Hyper‑V

Microsoft Hyper‑V lacks the cap­ab­il­ity to cre­ate and man­age tem­plates and this can be trouble­some for IT spe­cial­ists requir­ing to deploy a large num­ber of identic­al vir­tu­al machines. A time-con­­sum­ing task that could be much more effi­cient and simple. To save your time, we sug­gest the fol­low­ing meth­od­o­logy that is more sim­il­ar to a work-around.…

Import­ant setup steps for a new VM

Install integ­ra­tion com­pon­ents Import-Mod­ule Vir­tu­al­Ma­chine­M­an­ager Get-VM ‑Name Your­VM | Select Name,VMAddition Enable RDP reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Serv­er” /​v fDenyTSCon­nec­tions /​t REG_​DWORD /​d 0 /​f net­sh advfire­wall fire­wall set rule group=“remote desktop” new enable=Yes Reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” /​v “UserAu­thentic­a­tion” /​t REG_​DWORD /​D 0 /​f Enable Ping net­sh advfire­wall fire­wall set rule name=“File and Print­er Shar­ing…

How to delete remind­ers that keep return­ing

Down­load MFCMAPI here: 64Bit ver­sion     MFCMapi.exe.x64.15.0.0.1043 32Bit ver­sion     MFCMapi.exe.15.0.0.1043 When remind­ers just won’t dis­miss, there are sev­er­al things you can try to get rid of it: Use the Clean­re­mind­ers switch. This works most of the time. When clean­re­mind­ers does­n’t work, look for the appoint­ment the remind­er belongs to and delete it. When you…

Exchange 2010 data­base cre­ate free space (white space)

Every mail­box data­base in Exchange 2010 has white space. It’s free space which can be used before .edb file will grow. Some­times we need to cre­ate free space in data­base right now if we want to avoid of grow­ing of .edb file. To get free space in mail­box data­base we can do the fol­low­ing: move…