Archive for the ‘Windows Server 2008’ Category

BACKSPACE or arrow keys do not work in MMC

March 27, 2013

KB2466373

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You customize a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that has the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) snap-in.
  • You select any Group Policy object (GPO), and then you click the Settings tab in the details pane.
  • You select another node in the console tree, and then you use the BACKSPACE or arrow keys to perform some operations.

In this scenario, the BACKSPACE or arrow keys do not work. You have to use the mouse to perform operations.

Advertisements

Command to quickly empty Recycle Bin

February 11, 2012

Applies to ALL USERS Recycle Bin

In an elevated command prompt, type the following command:

 rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin

Caveats for Windows 2003 supporting lPv6

October 23, 2011

You may be (un)surprised to hear that while services like DNS on Windows 2003 are supported, the Active Directory service is not. This means that if you want to configure a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system to a pure lPv6 environment, it could never be a member of a Windows 2003 Active Directory environment. If this is of concern to you, then consult the Microsoft TechNet article “Exploring lPv6” which outlines what is and is not supported with Window 2003 lPv6.

More information, read

Enabling IPv6 Support in Windows 2008 with an IPv6 DHCP Server

Enabling IPv6 Support in vCenter

Enabling IPv6 Support on ESX

Convert your Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Workstation

October 19, 2011

Using this manual you will be able to use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a lightning fast Workstation which allows you to use applications, develop or play games better than you ever could on a home user Operating System like Windows 7 or Windows Vista!

Table of Contents

1. Installation (Multiboot Installation), Drivers, OS Language, Computer Name and Owner Information
2. Wireless Networking
3. New User, Auto Logon and Password Restrictions
4. Disable Ctrl+Alt+Del at Logon and Shutdown Event Tracker
5. Enable Sound and Windows Startup Sound
6. Enable performance for Applications
7. Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security
8. Themes, Sidebar, Aero Cursors, Thumbnails in Windows Explorer, Boot Screen and Logon Screen
9. Missing Games Explorer and gameux.dll, xinput9_1_0.dll and MS DirectMusic Core Services, Game Controllers
10. 240 days Evaluation

More Features

11. Sticky Notes
12. Enable Remote Desktop with Aero
13. Bluetooth, see forum topic
14. Windows 7 Games, see forum topic
15. System Restore, see forum topic
16. Tweaking Services, see forum topic
17. H.264 and AAC Support, download from Microsoft Downloads – Update for Desktop Experience Decoder for Windows Server 2008 R2
18. TV Card (BDA Hardware Support), see forum topic and eHome IR Transceiver
19. Boot Optimization, see forum topic

Additional Pages

Win2008workstation.com Forum
Security Software Compatibility
Games Compatibility
Wish List

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2

April 9, 2011

Download

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003?
A: No. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 can only be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)?
A: Yes. In fact, that’s what is recommended.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on a Core install of Windows Server 2008 R2?
A: No. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is only supported in a Full install.

Q: I don’t have a copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Where can I get an evaluation copy?
A: You download an evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx

Q: Where is the x86 (32-bit) version of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3?
A: The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3, is provided in only in an x64 (64-bit) version, as is Windows Server 2008 R2,

Q: What are these “iSCSITargetClient” MSI files included in the download?
A: Those are the optional VSS and VDS providers for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3. You should install them in the same computer that runs the iSCSI Initiator if you intend to use VSS or VDS. For details on VSS, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/10/the-basics-of-the-volume-shadow-copy-service-vss.aspx. For details on VDS, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/25/the-basics-of-the-virtual-disk-services-vds.aspx

Q: Where is the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 documentation?
A: There is some documentation inside the package. Additional documentation is available on the web at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232606.aspx

Q: Can I use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 as shared storage for a Windows Server Failover Cluster?
A: Yes. That is one of its most common uses.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 in a Hyper-V virtual machine?
A: Yes. We do it all the time.

Q: Can I use the downloaded Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 in my production environment?
A: Yes. Make sure to perform the proper evaluation and testing before deploying any software in a production environment. But you knew that already…

Q: What are the support policies for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 on Windows Server 2008 R2?
A: The support policies are listed at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg983493.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Max Memory Limit

March 8, 2011

Windows 7 Installation Software Feature Update (KB 976902)

January 15, 2011

Updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software are included in this update. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. This update is necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Release Date: January 11, 2011

update to the backward compatibility feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

October 18, 2010

The backward compatibility feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 detects the manifest in a DLL and sets the dynamic context of a DLL to Windows 7 or to Windows Vista. This enables Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to provide a Windows Vista context for applications that are designed for earlier versions of Windows.

KB980846

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta

August 10, 2010

Standalone ISO 64 bit (x64)

Each version is available in these languages: English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish

Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster

December 10, 2009

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Services (including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)), BranchCache, and DirectAccess technologies. In addition, updates to core file services and server management are illustrated. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published Windows Server 2008 Component Posters.