Assigning ownership of files and folders with Takeown.exe

Assigning Ownership

In this blog post we will look at how to take ownership of files and folders, with the takeown.exe command. This can be useful in situations where you are unable to assign permissions to a file or folder, because you don’t have any permissions on that file or folder. By re-assigning the ownership of those files and folders, you will be able to assign permissions. But as you will see, the usefulness […]

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Configure the Windows Firewall Log

Configure the Windows Firewall Log

By default logging is disabled for all network profiles in Windows Firewall. So if you want to log dropped packets, or successful connections, you will have to enable logging of these occurrences. You can choose to enable logging locally on a single computer, or you can enable it for several computers, by defining it in a GPO. Enabling logging can be useful in situations where you are trying to find out why […]

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Managing storage with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows III

Managing Storage With Veritas SFW Part III

This is part 3, in a series of posts about managing storage with Veritas SFW. In this part we will look at how to create Dynamic Volumes, and the options available during creation of Dynamic Volumes. We will also look at how to manage mirrored volumes. When you use software based mirroring, in a stretched (Microsoft Failover) cluster environment, you will have to utilize Veritas SFW to create Dynamic Disks, and then […]

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Managing storage with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows II

Managing Storage With Veritas SFW Part II

This is part 2, in a series of posts about managing storage with Veritas SFW. In this part we will look at how to create Dynamic Disk Groups, and how to add Volume Manager Disk Groups as a resource in a Microsoft Failover Cluster. Microsoft Failover Clusters do not support dynamic disks natively, so if you want to use dynamic disks, you need to use Veritas SFW to create the dynamic disks, […]

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Managing storage with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows I

Managing Storage With Veritas SFW

In this blog post we will look at managing storage with Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows. This is part 1, in a series of posts about managing storage with Veritas SFW. In this part, we will look at the different types of disks and volumes you can create and configure with Veritas SFW. We will look into the purpose of Dynamic Disk Groups, and we will also look at how to bring […]

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Adding 32-bit printer drivers on 2008 R2

Sometimes, depending on the driver, if you try to add a 32-bit driver to a Server 2008 R2 print server, you might receive this message.  If you try to provide the path to the file the print server is prompting for (ntprint.inf), you will just end up getting the same message over and over again. This problem occurs due to misconfigured INF file provided with the driver from the printer manufacturer, or missing ntprint.inf […]

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Exporting multivalued attributes with Export-CSV cmdlet

Exporting multivalued attributes with Export-CSV

In the previous blog post we looked at how to retrieve values of user properties/attributes from Active Directory. We briefly even touched on how to retrieve group membership of users, and how to output this information in different formats, such as the distinguished name or the common name of the groups. In this blog post we will look at how to work with multivalued attributes. As was evident in the previous blog […]

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Retrieving User properties from Active Directory

Retrieve User properties from AD

A PowerShell module for Active Directory was released with PowerShell 2.0, the version that shipped with Server 2008 R2. This module includes several cmdlets that let you work directly with Active Directory objects. In this blog post, we will look at retrieving user properties and attributes from Active Directory, with the Get-Aduser cmdlet. We will also look at how to present them in a clean and tidy format in Microsoft Excel. We […]

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Configuring Remote Desktop Services Profile settings for users

Configure RDS User Profile Settings for Users

A user profile describes the configuration for a specific user, including the user’s environment and preference settings. You can specify a Remote Desktop Services-specific profile path and home folder for a user connecting to a Remote Desktop Session Host server. This profile and home folder will obviously only be used, when you connect to a server through Remote Desktop Services. In this blog post we will look at a couple of ways […]

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Installing Veritas Storage Foundation on Server 2012

Installing Veritas SFW on Server 2012

This is a step-by-guide on how to install Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0.2 on Windows Server 2012. Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows provides a comprehensive solution to storage management in an integrated graphical view. Veritas SFW lets you configure and manage local and remote storage attached to your system while your system remains online. It is often used in campus/stretch cluster environments where SAN-based mirroring is not utilized. 1. Explanation of Campus Clusters […]

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