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How to install the FTP service on Windows Server 2008 R2

With Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft changed how to install and configure FTP. Here are the steps needed to get it installed and configured. Install On the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then...
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How To Fix Local Mapped Drives in RDP issue Windows 2008

Recently ran into an issue where several servers would not honor the local resources map when running a Remote Desktop Session to a Windows 2008 R2 server. Below are the steps used to correct it. Windows...
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How To Reset the Administrator Password in Windows 2008 R2

Recently had an issue where the local Administrator password was lost for a Windows 2008 R2 server. This post covers how to change the password of the Administrator’s account using the Windows 2008...
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How to change several system settings with PowerShell

PowerShell is an awesome addition to Windows and the admins that administer servers.  This post covers a few PowerShell commands to make changes to common settings. Create a drive to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT...
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How to Fix Local Resources not Mapping with RDP session Windows 2008

Recently ran into an issue where several servers would not honor the local resources map when running a Remote Desktop Session to a Windows 2008 R2 server. Since this was not controlled by Group Policy I...
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