Windows Server Archive

Active Directory Database File Compaction and Defragmentation

Active Directory is a non-relational database and its size increasing over time, the database takes more and more disk space. If you remove the objects from Active Directory, the size of database file will not be changed, but the free space (white space) can be used to store new

Deploy Windows 10 using MDT 2013 and WDS

In this article we will show you how to install and configure WDS role, MDT 2013 and Windows ADK on Windows Server 2012 R2 and use it to network PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) boot of clients computers for Windows 10 Image basic deployment Windows 10 through the network. We

How to fix language bar problem in Windows Server 2008/2012 R2

Not so long ago, one of our readers asked us how to fix a problem with his language bar when using RDP session. It doesn’t switch the keyboard layout in the RDP session. Actually, the language icon in the taskbar changes, but next to it appears additional icon, where

How to Install and Configure IIS Web Server with PHP support on Windows 8/Server 2012

This guide will show you how to deploy your own IIS Web server, and enable it to run PHP on Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012. Thereafter this platform can help you run most of modern CMS, written in this popular (but not the best) web development language. How

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

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