Tag: Server

Create a bootable USB drive to install Windows

Its very common for servers to be delivered without a DVD-ROM drive these days and PC’s are not far behind in this regard. Ofcourse you can use a portable DVD drive for installation purposes, but that’s hardly ideal and not very fast. Since modern computers have the option to boot from USB a better approach …

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Installing VmWare ESXi 5.0 from USB drive

While installing a server you often don’t have the option to boot from a CD/DVD-drive because current hardware quite often just doesn’t have such a drive. To circumvent this problem you can attach a USB DVD-drive, but booting the installer directly from a USB disk is less hassle and speeds up the installation process┬ásignificantly. Below …

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Tips and tricks for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Most of my work on servers is done for small and medium offices, involving a maximum of 50 clients. These networks are usually managed by a domaincontroller with Exchange and a terminal server. Not so long ago this would be installed on 2 different pieces of hardware to keep up performance, but in the current …

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Remote access to IASO online backup (Linux) on a Windows client

IASO’s Online Backup software has many advantages and there is even a client for Linux. Maintaining the backup on Linux without a GUI can be a real pain though, not to mention the fact that usually the admin installing the backup software on the server, and the one maintaining and checking the backups are not …

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Testing Exchange connectivity

Nowadays everyone wants to be able to sync their phone with email and calendars. Ofcourse you have to provide this on the widely used Windows Small Business Server or normal Exchange Servers as well. You have setup Exchange, even managed to add a certificate (as you should!) but something is not working with the phone …

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Handy backup scripts

Making backups isn’t really a priority for most of us. But if you ever had a crash you know the horror of not having one. Here’s some basic scripts for various systems that preform automatic backups. I have added scripts for Cisco devices, MySQL backups for Linux and Synctoy file synchronisation (automated). For easy editing …

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57 Things every admin should know

Administrating tasks in Windows can take up a lot of our time. It doesn’t help that Microsoft decided to add more and more wizards that you basicly have┬áto use in order to preform simple tasks. It doesn’t feel right most of the time and useing the CLI makes you look good, am I right? Lucky …

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