Windows Server 2008

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If you enter the discount code of UKITPRO1 you can get a 30% discount code off Technet plus subscription. Normal price is £274.95 but I just paid £192.46 with the discount code. Definetly worth a look! Benefits are: Get Full-Version Evaluation Software Without Time Limits Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft SQL Server …

Windows Server 2008

Installing Active Directory Domain Services Server Core

Today I am going to show you how to install a Active Directory Server Core. Server Core is a really cool technology built into Windows Server 2008. It is basically the absolute minimum that is required to add an operating system. This provides multiple benefits with the main 2 being a greatly decreased attack surface …

Windows Server 2008

Installing Active Directory Domain Services for Windows Server 2008

Hello, for this post we are going to go install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008. First step is to run DCPROMO from the command line which will launch the Active Directory Domain Services installation screen.   Next you are prompted by a screen which warns you that Windows NT4 clients may not …

Windows Server 2008

Visio stencils for Exchange 2007

If you are creating documentation for Exchange 2007 then you may find the following link useful.  Its the Exchange 2007 stencil pack for Visio 2003 upwards. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=45F7EA49-CEB2-4B04-8D46-2B0AE5E10694&displaylang=en It contains icons for Exchange 2007 server roles, networking, telephony and Unified Messaging objects, Active Directory and directory service objects, client computers and devices, and other Exchange organization …

Windows Server 2008

Windows XP SP3 RC2 released

You can download Windows XP SP3 RC2 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=114f3599-12af-42b2-aab1-b969a62c68a7&displaylang=en Below is the changes in XP SP3 from the Microsoft Website: http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d/8/cd8cc719-7d5a-40d3-a802-e4057aa8c631/relnotes.htm You can also view the XP SP3 tech center at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsxp/0a5b9b10-17e3-40d9-8d3c-0077c953a761.aspx New functionality included in this service pack Technical Area Functionality or Feature Details Networking Black hole router detection Improves black hole router …

Windows Server 2008

Creating Exchange Storage Groups and Mailbox database’s in Exchange 2007

In this post we are going to create some additional storage groups and mailbox databases on a default Exchange 2007 installation. Creating an additional mailbox database There are 2 ways to create mailbox databases with Exchange 2007. The first way to do it is using the GUI method. If you open up the Exchange Management …

Windows Server 2008

Storage Groups in Exchange 2007

One big change in Exchange 2007 is the amount of Storage groups and databases that are supported. Exchange 2007 enterprise edition supports up to 50 database’s and 50 storage groups. The standard edition allows you a maximum of 5 databases and 5 storage groups. Microsoft used to say don’t create an additional storage group until …

Windows Server 2008

Installing Exchange Server 2007

In this article we are going to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We are going to install all the default settings and do no configuration, just do the default setup. Before you install Exchange 2007 you need to meet the minimum hardware requirements. For starters you need to be running a 64-bit Operating system and …

Windows Server 2008

Improved download speeds on Vista

If you want better download speeds on Vista open up a command prompt as an admin and issue the following commands: netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled netsh interface tcp set global chimney=disabled netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled Here are my before and after results!: Before: Download Speed: 253 kbps (31.6 KB/sec transfer rate) …