Robocopy – File Server Migration
Aug25

Robocopy – File Server Migration

KB ID 0001233 Dtd 25/08/16 Problem I’ve done a lot of migrations, and moving a client’s files and shared data, usually makes them cringe.  I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard ‘We can’t have any downtime’, which is fine, until you tell them how much its going to cost to do this on a Saturday!  As I posted recently, Microsoft have made this a lot easier with the file serve...

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IIS – Cannot Download File From Website (With Extension .xyz)
Aug02

IIS – Cannot Download File From Website (With Extension .xyz)

KB ID 0001223 Dtd 02/08/16 Problem I first saw this problem a few months ago, when I wasted to download some .bin and .pkg files from a web server running IIS, into a Cisco firewall. Then again this week I needed to get a large .iso file into a clients network so I put it on a publicly accessible web server running IIS, and had the problem again.   Solution On the IIS server, open administrative tools > Internet Information Services...

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Windows Server – Migrating Files / Folders / Shares / User Profiles
Jun04

Windows Server – Migrating Files / Folders / Shares / User Profiles

KB ID 0001201 Dtd 04/06/16 Problem Why isn’t this better publicised? Did you know Microsoft have a set of Migration tools, and one of them is for file servers? Now traditionally I’d use RoboCopy or XCopy to migrate files and folders, and for ‘User Profiles’ I would normally back them up, and restore them to the new server. This is because the file permissions on ‘correctly deployed’ user profiles...

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Microsoft – NDES Site Shows ‘HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error’
May06

Microsoft – NDES Site Shows ‘HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error’

KB ID 0001181 Dtd 06/05/16 Problem I was doing some testing for a client this week, a while ago I had deployed a three tier PKI solution for them, and as part of the rollout we deployed NDES for their network devices, (they were going to use certificates to secure site to site VPNs). The client was concerned, and wanted the auto renewal process testing. This could not be done on the live system. So myself and a colleague went to the...

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Windows Server – Change a DHCP Scopes Subnet Mask
Apr17

Windows Server – Change a DHCP Scopes Subnet Mask

KB ID 0001177  Problem You have probably tried to do this and found he option ‘greyed out’ because in the DHCP management console you can’t change the subnet mask of a scope.  I needed to change a clients DHCP scope because I was changing their subnet from /24 to /16. I could have simply deleted and recreated the scope, but they has a lot of custom settings for their phone system, and hundreds of reservations (which...

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Windows – ‘Telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command
Nov17

Windows – ‘Telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

KB ID 0000455 Dtd 18/09/12 Problem Programs > Turn Windows features on or off > Select “Telnet Client” > OK. Note: On Windows 8, Press Windows Key+X to get straight to control panel. Enabling Telnet – Windows Server 2012 1. From PowerShell execute the following command; Add-WindowsFeature Telnet-Client Enabling Telnet – Windows Server 2008 R2 1. From command line execute the following command; servermanagercmd...

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