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How to Install and Enable Windows Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 10

Introduction New OS means new tools for the server admins, Windows 10 is no difference. One of the main tools as Windows administrators are the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). As with Windows 7 there is a download for installing the tools. In this post we will go through the process to install and download. Download and Install   IMPORTANT: You can install Remote Server Administration... read more

How To Create a Bootable Disk to Update BIOS and Firmware Using Dell Repository Manager

Recently came upon an issue during upgrading ESXi that required updated firmware and bios on Dell hardware. This posed a problem as ESXi was set to boot fron USB and there was no operating system installed locally. This only left a few options to how to update the systems. Use Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation disk and SUU (Systems Update Utility) and select the update firmware option. Use... read more

Finding the World Wide Name (WWN) in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

You know how it is, you just built that new server and you need to attach storage to the Qlogic or Emulex card and the storage guys are asking for the WWN (World Wide Name) and if this is a first time you start to scratch your head, no worries because Microsoft has added that little piece of info right at your finger tips. In Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you can use “Storage Explorer” to... read more

ClamAV on CentOS 5.5

I know this is Linux and viruses are not supposed to be an issue, but face it we have other operating systems connecting and they are known for bringing these little monsters in, so it is our duty to seek and destroy those on the server. In steps ClamAV, a fast, free and efficient anti-virus solution. Dag Wieers maintains many packages for downloads and he just happens to have what we are looking for with... read more

Remote Desktop to Windows PC’s from Linux

Being a Systems Administrator for a living there is always the need to have to connect to Windows servers and systems to work. At work this is easy because of using a Windows XP workstation, at home it is a bit different since a majority of the systems are Linux. There is a solution for the issue and that is tsclient aka: Terminal Server Client or Remote Desktop. Installation is easy: Ubuntu $ sudo... read more

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