Server 2008

After installing Rand McNally IntelliRoute software, users may experience the error “Initialization of Client failed: Closing Application” This problem is usually attributed to inadequate permissions for the user running the application. Please ensure that the folder that Rand McNally software was installed (generally C:\Program Files (x86)\Rand McNally) has Full Control access granted to users. Also, the…

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Get current RDS-CAL details via PowerShell. Run this from your 2008 RDS Licensing server. # Filename of the export $filename = RDS-CAL-Report.csv # Import RDS PowerShell Module import-module remotedesktopservices # Open RDS Location Set-Location -path rds: # Remove previous reports (Optional) remove-item RDS:LicenseServerIssuedLicensesPerUserLicenseReports* -Recurse # Create new RDS report $NewReport = new-item -path RDS:LicenseServerIssuedLicensesPerUserLicenseReports -Scope…

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Microsoft Press release free eBooks often and this is a nice one to have if you are responsible for maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 (or just curious!). Free eBook Article:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2009/10/20/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx Download eBook Direct (PDF):  http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/C/0/5C0BD0AB-040D-4C56-A60B-661001012DDA/Windows_Server_2008_R2_e-book.pdf Here is the book’s Content at a Glance: Introduction xvii Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows Server R2 1…

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I had a virtual 2008 R2 Standard server that I upgraded memory on to 64GB and realized (forgot) that it only supported up to 32GB RAM. Here’s what I did to upgrade to DataCenter to overcome the 32GB limitation. [stextbox id=”info” caption=”Note” collapsing=”false” collapsed=”false”]A reboot will be required![/stextbox] To determine the installed edition, run: DISM…

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In server 2008, it’s quite easy to attach a task to an event. In EventViewer, simply right-click on the event and choose Attach Task to This Event. This is fine and dandy but sometimes, we want a little more granular control over when to actually fire the task; e.g., I typically want to only notify…

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