Windows 2011 SBS

It happens quite often that you see in your windows explorer on the fileserver where you store the roaming / default profiles of users. And you see only “My Documents” instead of a username To change this you have to change the view settings of windows first for all the folders (temporary) Change the settings…

Read More Microsoft | No username on User folder share only the name "My Documents" is displayed

When you use the Best Practice Analyzer for the Domain controller. it’s possible it says that the following root-server (l.root-server.net.) is not anymore available. You see the following error in the DNS To solve this issue you need to lookup what’s the new l.root-servers.net. You can find this information on IANA: http://www.iana.org/domains/root/servers Change the address…

Read More Microsoft | Windows server 2008 R2 DNS warning via Best Practice Analyzer. => Root server not available ( timeout during validation )

Today I had to figure out how to enable ICMP request from a server without enabling file sharing. to do this you have to open the command prompt. (administrative mode) Enter the following command: netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 now filesharing is not enabled but you are able to ping the server.

Read More Microsoft Windows |Windows server 2008 R2 enable icmp request without Filesharing

How to use cleanmgr.exe on a Windows server 2008 R2. To do this you need to to the following. Go to a server where you have enabled Desktop Experience ( for example Terminal Server (RDS)) Locate the following files. cleanmgr.exe and cleanmgr.exe.mui Cleanmgr.exe you can find in the following folder C:\Windows\system32 Cleanmgr.exe.mui you can find…

Read More Windows server 2008 R2 | Install Cleanmgr.exe (Disk Cleanup) without enabling Desktop Experience.

How to install vmware tools during setup of vmware. Incase you used. the VMXNET3 network driver and the Paravirtual SCSI. For the installation of the paravirtual driver you need to load a floppy drive image. You can find these floppy drive image on the ESX data store folder / vmimages/floppies Select : pvscsi-windows2008.flp select Load…

Read More SBS2011 | Install vmware tools during setup

Today I received during installation of a Small Business server 2011 an error that the network interface couldn’t be found. I was installing SBS 2011 on a HP Proliant ML 350 G8. Unfortunately I haven’t a print screen of the error. How ever below the solution when you get it. First of all there isn’t…

Read More Windows Small Business server 2011 | Can't find any network interface during setup

How to fix ‘net’is not recognized as an internal or external command, operatable program or batch file. Go to my computer properties Click on Advanced system settings. Click on Environment Variables Search for the Path Variable. Click on Edit. Enter C:Windowssystem32 and click on OK. (This was my issue it wasn’t there) Open a new…

Read More Windows Server 2008 R2 | How to fix ‘net’is not recognized as an internal or external command, operatable program or batch file.

Today I got the annoying message “No System Management driver is loaded” when I was trying to open the HP Proliant Integrated Management Log Viewer. (Image below) After trying the open the HP Proliant Integrated Management Log Viewer with administrative rights. It seems to work only when you use “Run as administrator”.

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Today I was looking for an easy way to find out if there were users locked out. After some looking around i found the following command in the “Active Directory Module for Windows Powershell” Go to Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > “Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell” Run this application as Administrator.…

Read More Microsoft Active Directory | How to find locked out users via PowerShell