Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft Windows Server ’

Harden Windows Server

June 10, 2016
By

These are some steps you can take harden a Windows Server. Disable SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and RC4 cipher. Disabling SSL 3.0 will address the Poodle vulnerability, in addition to that you should also disable SSL 2.0, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. POODLE Vulnerability CVE-2014-3566 The SSL 3.0 protocol was...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Technology | No Comments »

Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

September 28, 2009
By
Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

Sometime ago I had written an article about using robocopy to copy files across the network. It is a reliable way to copy files with all the attributes intact. Robocopy can withstand interruption to the network connectivity and will pick up from where it stopped copying. It can also be used to replicate files...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Software | 4 Comments »

How to manually start the Microsoft Exchange Recipient Update Services.

May 5, 2009
By

As a systems or network administrator I’m sure there have been times when you have run into similar situation. You just created a new Exchange 2003 mailbox. But when you try to configure the Outlook client’s profile for the user your get the error that the mailbox cannot be found. You go back and...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Software | No Comments »

How to add a new disk to the DPM storage pool.

May 1, 2009
By

Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) can backup to both disk or tape. The advantage of backing up to disk is the high speed. What may take many hours to backup to tape will take a fraction of that time when backing up to disk, the same applies when performing a restore. If you...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Software | 2 Comments »

Backing up with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM).

May 1, 2009
By

Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) is the second release of the backup software by Microsoft. DPM is Microsoft’s attempt at grabbing a piece of the bakup software market share which is dominated by Symantec, IBM and others. I have listed the step by step instructions on how to backup using DPM 2007. To...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Software | No Comments »

Adding static route to your Windows Server 2003, XP or Vista.

April 30, 2009
By

Here is the command to list the network routes on your Windows 2003 server, XP, or Vista computer. c:\route print To add a static route to your server or computer use the route add command. c:\route add -P 172.182.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 172.182.200.1 In the above example a route to subnet 172.182.200.0 via gateway 172.182.200.1...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Software | No Comments »

Robocopy a great replacement for copy and xcopy.

April 30, 2009
By

Robocopy a saviour tool for the Server Administrators. This is a great replacement for the old DOS copy and xcopy command which have many limitations. That’s not to say that these commands should be retired, I still used them regularly. But when I need to copy a large directory with all the attributes intact,...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Software | 2 Comments »

How to create a virtual disk with the Dell OpenManage Server Admnistrator.

April 30, 2009
By

Open the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Click on System – Storage – PERC 5/E Adapter (PCI Slot 1) – Connector 0 (RAID) – Enclosure – Physical Disks. This will display all the Disk Drives in the right window. Under the column Available RAID DISK Space, you should be able to determine if there is...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Hardware | 2 Comments »

How to check for open ports on your server using Netstat.

April 29, 2009
By

Netstat is a really handy tool that comes packaged with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix. There is a version for each type of operating system, the command syntax may differ but the result is the same. There are many a times when I need to find out what ports are open and listening on...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Software | 1 Comment »

How to install a new volume/disk with GTP partition in Windows 2003 Server.

April 29, 2009
By
How to install a new volume/disk with GTP partition in Windows 2003 Server.

By default a new disk or volume added to Windows 2003 server is created with MBR partition. MBR has a maximum size limitation of 2 terra bytes, but it is bootable, meaning use MBR if you are setting up a bootable partition. GTP exceeds the 2 TB maximum size limitation, I’m not sure what...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Software | No Comments »