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April 27, 2008  3:35 PM

Configuring the Firewall on Server Core for Remote Management



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

On all Windows 2008 Editions, the firewall is on by default. This true in a Server Core as well. Many IT Pro loves a new Windows 2008 Server Core Edition, but friendly speaking manage it from a command line for many...

April 25, 2008  10:27 PM

What already installed on Windows 2008 Core



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

By running Oclist on Windows 2008 Server Core we can get full information what Installed and what Not installed on server. The full list is very long and not comfortable for reading. If you don’t want to include all of the many...


April 25, 2008  10:03 PM

How to figure out what OS Edition is running on Server 2008?



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

We can do this via WMI. The command line is:
wmic path win32_operatingsystem get OperatingSystemSKU / value
The value Should be converted to hex and then mapped to the list at:


April 25, 2008  5:06 PM

Running Windows 2008 Server core under VMware



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

One of the first software that I install on any OS under VMWARE is VMware Tools. The most important benefit is the VMware enhanced video and mouse drivers. On VMware ESX, VMWare tools must be installed to get...


April 20, 2008  7:31 PM

CoreConfigurator – Graphic Management Tool for Windows Server 2008 Core



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking, Windows Security

The default management for Windows Server 2008 Core is the command line. Yes, the main powerful of Windows Server Core becomes available when using such an approach, but sometimes it's not so user friendly. This is why I've been asking so many times if exist...


April 20, 2008  4:29 PM

PowerShell – The Next Step for System Administrator



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

I've just come back from Seattle where I have been on Global MVP Summit 2008. Microsoft spoke about new technologies, about new products, about plans and visions. I have been on many sessions, and I'd like to say what I see as of the highest...


April 18, 2008  1:00 AM

2008 MVP Global Summit



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

At this time I have been in Seattle, on the MVP Summit 2008. Soon I’m going back to home. I had a lot of good sessions...


April 9, 2008  7:42 PM

How to Create File for a Desired File Size



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

Time to time I get the need to have some temp files of varying sizes. In Linux environment it's not a problem to do. And, in Windows environment it's not a problem anymore :). I've used a "


April 7, 2008  3:58 PM

On a long-awaited package, Windows XP SP3



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

Build 5511 from April 4, 2008 likely will be the last beta build and this build has already distributed to internal testers. If all goes smoothly by the end of next week, Microsoft will bring the RTM final build of SP3 for...


April 7, 2008  3:57 PM

Windows 2003 Loses Network Connections



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking

If you have a server, with Windows 2003, one day you can find your server disconnected from network :). It's exactly what I get. Simple reboot and server lost network connectivity. Event log full with system errors like: Event iD: 12291, SAM failed to start the TCP/IP...


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