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By Aizen on Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:13:30 GMT
So you've tried setting up WSUS on Windows Server 2008? While running the wizard to connect to the upstream you get the http error. The solution is quite simple - just follow this guide and everything will work after you restart.
By Aizen on Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:31:18 GMT

When attempting to add a printer in Windows 7, by going to Control Panel > Devices & Printers > Add Printer > Add Network Printer

You receive the following error message: Windows Cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied
By Aizen on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:38:09 GMT
You may want to restrict certain users from logging onto specific computers on a Windows Domain. Read the 6 steps of how to lock down a computer and prevent logons or allow logins of specified user accounts in a Windows Domain.
By Aizen on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:38:02 GMT
When setting up FTP publishing using IIS, in Windows Server 2008 R2, you cannot connect to the FTP server - it usually times out or your FTP client displays FTP error 200 Type Set 1 or 200 Type set A or similar. Follow this simple guide to get it working.
By Aizen on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:32:51 GMT
In this scenario I will take you through the simple process of joining a Windows PC or Windows Server 2008 R2 in Site B to an existing Forest / Domain controller in Site A over an established router-to-router IPsec VPN connection.
By Aizen on Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:36:07 GMT
In Windows Server 2008 R2 edition you get the following error: "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Compurter. Error 5: Access is denied." Follow these simple steps to restore functionality to the service.
By Aizen on Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:13:51 GMT

When attempting to start the Base Filtering Engine Service in Windows Server 2008 R2 the following Services fail to start with a dependency failure or access denied error.

The following services may fail to start:

IPsec Policy Agent (PolicyAgent)
Windows Firewall
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Routing and Remote Access

By Aizen on Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:58:41 GMT
In Windows Server 2008 - if you receive the following Error "The Network Location Awareness Service Failed To Start" with Access Denied - then follow these simple instructions on how to fix the problem...
By Aizen on Thu, 12 Jul 2012 01:50:29 GMT
Microsoft have introduced a fantastic new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 called Active Directory Recycle Bin. Yep you guessed right! The Active Directory Recycle Bin moves deleted objects to another container instead of tombstoning them. This makes recovering a deleted object is easy. The tombstone period is still important, as objects reside in this container only for the length of the tombstone period. When the tombstone period expires - the object is permanently deleted.
By Aizen on Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:14:33 GMT

Sophos endpoint Security & Control allows you to deploy Sophos Antivirus and manage Endpoint Security Control from a central configuration on the Server. This saves IT Administrators a lot of time from going from client PC to run the installation manually.

However with additional security features introduced in Windows Vista - namely the UAC or User Access Control and a more complete and advanced Firewall application - deploying Sophos to the Network isn't as straight forward as installing the Control Center and hitting 'Protect' to install the client antivirus onto your client PCs. Follow the guide here for instructions on preparing your Windows Network for easy deployment of Sophos Endpoint Security.

By Aizen on Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:36:11 GMT
In Windows environments - the Domain Controller is at the heart of the network, controlling authenticaton for user access via Active Directory. See this Wiki for article for full defintion of a Domain Controller in Windows.
By Aizen on Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:02:43 GMT

Windows Server 2008 comes pre-configured with Enhanced Security Configuration enabled by default - this ensures heightened security on the server when using Internet Explorer. You may want to Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration - particularly when working on a Web Server & testing changes. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration can prevent web pages from loading Java elements as well as preventing web pages from displaying as they would normally appear.

Read on to discover how simply it is to Disable Internet Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows 2008.

By Aizen on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:51:08 GMT
If your anything like us - you find yourself using Remote Desktop more often than not.. It's easy, quick and most of all - from XP onwards - all versions of windows have it built-in. If your working with Servers or desktops alike from a remote location you'll often need to bring up task manager if a program hangs or explorer is unresponsive - if you were sitting in from of the machine you would usually use Ctrl Alt Del to do so. However this doesn't work over an RDP session.. Read on and discover how to bring it up.
By Aizen on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:11:14 GMT
Error 812 may be displayed when attempting to connect to a Windows VPN Server. This error indicates that the attempt to establish a VPN connection was rejected by the server. Read on for a simple fix.
By Aizen on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:23:34 GMT
When opening Microsoft Outlook you may get the following error: "Cannot open your default e-mail foldersYou must connect to Microsoft Exchange with the current profile before you can synchronize your folders with your Outlook data file (.ost).". Read on for reasons why this error is generated and a possible solution
By Aizen on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:48:48 GMT
The DataServiceComponents.Log in Windows Small Business Server 2008 is used to by Windows to log monitoring and reporting data - this log file has been known to accumulate well into the 10GB range over a period of time. It can be safely deleted to free up space on the local drive.
By Aizen on Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:06:13 GMT
The Exchange 2007 self signs a certificate when the server role is first added for all the Exchange services that run in unison with IIS (smtp & OWA etc). The  certificate expires after one  year from the date the server was first installed or the date the certificate was assigned manually. Read on to discover how easy renewing a self-signed certificate is...

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