Category Archives: Windows Server

Group Policy Preferences Regional Settings not saved.

When you are using GPO prefernces to set Regional Settings on computers or Citrix / Terminal Servers you might see that even if you change to the region you want to use it is not saved the next time you … Continue reading

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SYSTEM writer is missing in Windows 2008 and 2008 R2

Does your system state backup fail? I have a couple of time seen that the system writer is missing in VSSadmin when the system state backup has failed. To get the System writer back start a command prompt and write … Continue reading

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Configure Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 core

Why should I run server core? It is a minimal Windows Installation that can run specific server roles. This reduces the attack surface on the server. Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 core consumes less memory and CPU than a “regular” … Continue reading

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Windows Repair Small Business Server 2003

 A couple of days ago I got a problem with one of my customers Smal Business Server 2003, the mouse, keyboard and nic stopped working. I tried to start the server in safe mode but that did not help. After … Continue reading

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Exporting multiple mailboxes to PST in Exchange 2007

Sometimes you need to export more than one mailbox. In my case one company was split in to two company’s so we needed to move the users mailboxes to the new Exchange Server. Prerequisite: 32 Bit OS (joined to the … Continue reading

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Configure a Windows server to sync it’s time against an NTP server.

Time is money…. So it’s a good idea to a sync your PDC emulator against an NTP server. So that you have right time on your servers and clients. On your PDC emulator start CMD and write net time /setsntp:ntp.your-ntp-provider.com … Continue reading

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Print Spooler stops on TS / Citrix

If your print spooler on your TS / Citrix server stops all the time you are probably having problem with a printer driver. Start with trying to remove tha last printer driver that you installed on the server. Go to … Continue reading

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New Microsoft Movies

Mark Wilson has made two good movies on how you get started using Windows 2008 Server Core. The movies are 17 and 26 minutes long and you can download them to your Ipod or another portable media player so you can … Continue reading

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