How To Remove Storage Resources from a Windows 2008 R2 Cluster

So you have a cluster and storage that you no longer have use for and need to safely remove it from your cluster. It is a simple and easy process to follow just a few things to make sure before you remove. Nothing is using the storage Any and all dependencies for the storage are removed. Administrator access Login to any node of the cluster and open up Failover Cluster Manager (Start > Administrative... read more

How To Enable Disk Cleanup on Windows 2008 R2

Ever wondered how or what you can delete from the C:\windows\winsxs directory without busting your Windows 2008 R2 server? We wonder no more, Microsoft has allowed this using the Disk Cleanup tool. In this post we will discuss how that is achieved and what is required and what you can do. The Disk Cleanup wizard that would cleanup previous versions of Windows Update files, KB2852386 adds a Disk Cleanup... read more

How to install the FTP service on Windows Server 2008 R2

Introduction With Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft changed how to install and configure FTP. Here are the steps needed to get it installed and configured. Installation of FTP On the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager. In the Server Manager Pane, in the Roles Summary section, click Web Server (IIS). In the Web Server (IIS) section, click Add Role Services. Under Role services,... read more

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 2008 R2: Click Start, Administrative Tools, Remote Desktop Services, Remote Desktop Host Configuration. On the left pane, select RD Session Host Configuration and then right-click RDP-Tcp within the... read more

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 R2 installation DVD / ISO image. Boot from the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD / ISO image From the Install Windows menu, click “Next”. Select “Repair your computer” In the System Recovery Options,... read more

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