Windows Server Archive

Active Directory auditing: No simple road to success

Auditing Active Directory almost always finds place at the top of the administrator’s to-do list. There are a number of pressing needs that make auditing indispensable. For instance, a single unwanted change such as user deletion or access right modification may have monumental effect on the health of the

Windows Server 2008 – “Printer Driver Is Not Installed On This Computer…”

We ran across this issue today on a Windows Server 2008 print server. The issue seems to be with some of HP’s various printer model drivers. We have also seen reports of the same issue on Windows Server 2003. When going into the properties of the printer you receive

Windows Server 2008 Print Job Stuck in Queue

This tutorial will show you how to manually clear out a job stuck in the print queue in Windows Server 2008. The first thing to try is obviously restarting the printer/computer. You can also try right clicking on the job in the queue and selecting delete/cancel. If those things

ISA Server 2006 – RRAS Failing, 806 GRE Errors

If your ISA server 2006 is having problems with any of the following, than I would suggest looking to see if you have the KB2509553 Windows Update installed. ISA Server 2006 Issues Slow DNS Lookup times Remote desktop not working after clients connect to VPN VPN server is stuck

Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

This is a short tutorial to show you how to turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. We don’t recommend keeping this off in a production environment, but perhaps you are in a lab or development environment

How to Login with a Local Account instead of Domain Account

This is something that we use every day. It is a short little trick to login with a local user account instead of a domain account. By default, when a username is entered into a domain joined machine, and there is also a local account with the same name,

Destination Path Too Long Error When Moving/Copying a File

If you are receiving an error “Destination Path Too Long” when trying to copy or move a file to a folder, try the quick trick below. The reason you are receiving the error is because Windows Explorer will fail to copy/delete/rename any path-name longer than 256 characters. The instructions

Performing a System State Backup in Windows Server 2003

Follow the instructions below to perform a system state backup in Windows Server 2003. We realize this is an old operating system, but there are a lot of companies (including clients I have recently worked with) still using Windows Server 2003. System State Backup Step 1 Go to the

Windows Server 2012 Mailbox Role Process Execution Failed Exit Code 15010

If you are trying to install Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2012 and are receiving the error “Mailbox Role Process Failed…. Process execution failed with exit code 15010” then you will need to tweak your registry for it to successfully install. This is a known issue from Microsoft. Windows