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Windows 2008


October 14, 2010  11:00 AM

Where did my Default GateWay go?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Networking, Windows 2008

Apparently some people (myself included) have reported that Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are loosing their default gateway settings after installing Service Pack 2 onto the machine.  The basic symptom is that after putting in the default gateway everything works fine, until you reboot. ...

July 22, 2010  11:00 AM

How to actually get KMS working in the real world.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Windows 2008

If you don't know what KMS is, it's the nightmare that Microsoft has unleashed upon the Windows Admins of the world since the release of Windows 2008 R1.  In the good old days you stuck the Windows license key on the server and it connected to Microsoft to validate the license.  Apparently that...


October 15, 2009  7:06 AM

The polished turd that is Dell’s Gold Level Support department really isn’t all that supporting



Posted by: Denny Cherry
IIS 7, Windows 2008

If you follow me on twitter then you've heard bits and pieces of this already on my twitter stream. In preparation for the onslaught of security patches which were released on October 14, 2009 I went ahead and patched all our severs the...


September 1, 2009  6:31 PM

SQL Server 2008 Clustering Article in SQL Server Magazine



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, Clustering, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Magazine, Windows 2008

For those of you who haven't check out this months SQL Server Magazine, the cover article was written by yours truly about Clustering SQL Server 2008 on...


July 29, 2009  7:50 PM

Windows 2008, where oh where has all my drive space gone?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Space, WER, Windows 2008, Windows Error Reporting

If you are using Windows 2008, you may be like me.  Wondering where the hell all this drive space is disapearing to. Continued »


July 23, 2009  10:31 PM

Join me on Sept 15, 2009 as we talk about Clustering SQL Server without a SAN



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, SQL Server 2008, Starwind, Webcast, Windows 2008

On September 15, 2009 I'll be hosting a webcast entitled "How to Set Up a Cost-Effective Windows Server 2008 Cluster with SQL Server 2008 and Tune The Performance".  During this webcast I'll be showing how to use...


July 13, 2009  11:00 AM

Windows 2008 C Drive doesn’t always extend correctly



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Diskpart, Virtualization, Windows 2008

When using VMs and Windows 2008 you have the ability to easily grow the C drive on your servers. This makes it much easier to assign only the space needed to the C drive of your servers saving you a ton of space. However I recently had a few machines say that the disk was extanded in Computer...


July 6, 2009  11:00 AM

IIS 7 and Session State



Posted by: Denny Cherry
IIS 7, Session State, Windows 2008

While working on moving my companies data center from Texas to California we ran across an issue with IIS 7 on Windows 2008 because we were using the ASPState database to handle session state. If you're like me you probably upgrade when you have the chance.  If you're like my company you don't...


June 4, 2009  11:00 AM

Use caution when using an image to setup servers which will be clustered.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, Lesson Learned, VMware, Windows 2008

A lesson that I learned while setting up our new data center for work, is to be careful when setting up your clustered servers. Most of our servers are VMs, including a Windows 2008 Cluster (yeah I know not supported, I'm a rebel damn it and I want a Windows 2008 cluster installed under VMware...


September 8, 2008  11:00 AM

How to configure DTC on Windows 2008



Posted by: Denny Cherry
KB 250367, MS DTC, MSCS, RPC, SQL, Windows 2008

This post is specifically about setting up DTC on Windows 2008.  If you are looking for the post about setting up DTC on Windows 2003 you'll want to go to the post "


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