RT Se7en Lite: Create Customizable Windows 7 Installation Disk/USB

It can be difficult for common users to understand the complex process of creating an unattended installation disk (that requires for no manual interference during operating system installation), add custom wallpapers, themes, screensavers and other components to a Windows 7 disc. RT Se7en Lite is an application that simplifies the process of adding such features and creating an unattended installation disc/USB for Windows 7. Read on past the break for details on this useful little tool. Read More

Get Advanced Logs For Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 And 2011

Windows MultiPoint Server is a member of the Windows Operating System family which provides a way to tap into unused processing power of a single PC. This gives multiple users their own computing experience, as  older hardware is reused, to provide end users with most current Windows 7 experience. You can even use large screen monitors and split screens to further enhance the user experience. It allows powering one computer for multiple users who can connect to it using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). While it bring a lot of cost reductions for a business, it also needs strict monitoring to ensure that several end users are not adversely affected. Microsoft has recently launched the Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Log Collector. It is an optional tool that can be used to obtain logs and debugging information. This can help in investigating server issues with more detailed and enhanced logs for Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 and 2011. This logging information can be quite helpful for IT professionals and intermediate users who may require troubleshooting the Windows MultiPoint Server. Read More

Find My Server Wizard Locates And Connects With Windows Home Servers

Microsoft often releases small tools that can help Windows users perform numerous tasks with convenience. In the wake of its new Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 release, Microsoft has launched a new tool called Windows Server Solutions Find My Server Wizard. Its is designed for Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. Find My Server Wizard is meant to easily connect client operating system with Windows servers by redirecting the user to the appropriate connector software via the web browser. This helps in easily connecting the client system with the appropriate Windows Server without going through the elaborate connectivity procedure. The wizard is simple to use and basically does the main server identification part for the user and reduces the installation of the connector software to a snap. Read More

How To Install Windows Home Server 2011

Installing Windows Home Server 2011 can be a bit tricky due to its distinct nature as compared to other Microsoft based operating systems. For instance, it does not install unless you have at least 160GB of hard disk space available. Make sure you check out the system specifications before installing Windows Server 2011 on a computer. In this post we will walk you through the steps involved in installing Windows Server 2011. Read More

How To Change Default Internet Explorer Settings In Windows Home Server 2011

One thing that the Windows Home Server 2011 has inherited from Microsoft are the paranoid Internet Explorer security settings. As mentioned in an earlier post these settings can be quite a hurdle in browsing and downloading content freely on a Windows based server. The change of settings are quite similar to configurations in Windows Server 2008 for which you can see our post here. In this post we will tell you how to change these settings in Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

How To Create Users In Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Microsoft provides the utility of adding up to 10 users for connecting to the Windows Home Server 2011. These users are created from the Dashboard, which is a slightly different procedure unlike other Windows based operating systems. In this post we will tell you how to create users in Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

All You Need To Know About Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Windows Home Server 2011 (aka Vail), is a home server operating system designed for families and small businesses (optionally) to securely organize and share photos, music, video, documents, etc. However, The Windows Small Business Server 2011 is more suited for businesses (small businesses) rather than the Home version. With Windows Home Server, Users can access and share content (including digital content) and stream media to other devices such as gaming consoles like Xbox 360. It automatically backup all computers connected to it, hence providing a centralized backup mechanism. A number of software and hardware add-ins can also be added in order to enhance the capability of the home server. In this post we will provide a comprehensive overview of “Vail” and its capabilities that you can benefit from. Read More

How To Create Additional Domain Controller (ADC) In Windows Server 2008

Having a single Domain Controller can be quite risky because in case of any kind of hardware or some other technical failure, the entire network can be destroyed. Recently, we wrote a guide on How to create a Domain in Windows Server 2008, in this post we will tell you how to create a backup Domain or an Additional Domain Controller (ADC). Having an ADC means that in case your primary Domain fails, it takes over the functions of the Primary Domain and keeps the network functional. Client operating systems in this scenario do not get disconnected and a complete network failure is hence, avoided. Moreover, one or more ADCs can help in balancing load of the Domain, fault tolerance and to improve the availability and reliability of network services. Read More

How To Create A Domain In Windows Server 2008 And Things To Consider

Gone are the days when separate user names had to be configured and used for logging into numerous servers for working on a network. For example, back in the early days a user might have to login to a mail server with a separate user name and password as compared to a data a UNIX server for managing files. With the advent of solutions such as the Active Directory, user authentication and management is much simpler now. For example, Kerberos authentication allows a user to easily manage mails, database related activities and access across multiple places on a network with a single user profile via the Active Directory in a Domain environment. In this post we will tell you the steps to create a domain in Windows Server 2008 and the things that you need to consider during this process. Read More

How To Install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 On VMware 7

Installing a 64-bit operating system on virtualization applications has never been free of obstacles. In the initial days of virtual machines, this was in fact not even possible. In this post we will tell you how to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 on VMware 7.0. Note: These instructions can also help in the installation of the 32-bit version of Server 2008. Read More