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Re-installing WAN miniport devices
Just ran across an issue where the miniport devices were accidently removed from a system. Not having these installed caused the system to have network driver installation and connectivity issues. Here are the steps to re-install WAN miniport devices Step 1: Uninstall WAN Miniport Devices 1. Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) and on the view menu select Show hidden devices 2. Under Network adapters, you will see WAN miniport devices (IP, L2TP, Pppoe, PPTP). If you don’t see these, skip to the Step ......

Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2011 5:13 PM

Remotely enable RDP
Just a quick one here. Sometimes I setup a server and I get everything configured but, forget to enable RDP. So – of course I could login locally to the server and make the change. BUT – I would have to go a different site (or sometimes a different room – Its not that I am lazy… I’d like to think that I am working smarter, not harder ). The quickest way to resolve this issue is to change the registry key that enables Remote Desktop directly. I usually have remote registry access to the system because ......

Posted On Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:14 PM

Setup a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core system for Hyper-V
With Microsoft’s recommendation to use server core for Hyper-V systems, I have been seeing a lot of server core lately. With that in mind, I am posting how I set up a Server Core system (after base OS install). 1. Login to you Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core system 2. Run sconfig from the command line. This will bring up the Server configuration text user interface shown below. 3. From the Sconfig interface, set the following Network Settings (option 8) Date and Time (if needed) (option 9) Remote ......

Posted On Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:45 PM

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