Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft Windows Server ’

Mount Windows CIFS share on Linux server using kerberos keytab

May 4, 2016
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Use kerberos ticket to mount CIFS shares on a Linux server. You do not need to know the password for the account, nor have the password stored in a file. Create the keytab file for the account my-account, this step must be completed by a Domain Admin on a domain controller C:\>ktpass -princ my-account...
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Script to power down many Windows servers

November 14, 2012
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If you ever have the need to power down hundreds of Windows servers, then here is a script to do just that. This script will work for Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008. The servers will shut down gracefully. for /F %%a in (names.txt) do call:Sub %%a goto:eof :Sub echo Shutting Down %1 #shutdown -m...
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Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

September 28, 2009
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Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

Sometime ago I had written an article about using robocopy to copy files across the network. It is a reliable way to copy files with all the attributes intact. Robocopy can withstand interruption to the network connectivity and will pick up from where it stopped copying. It can also be used to replicate files...
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How to manually start the Microsoft Exchange Recipient Update Services.

May 5, 2009
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As a systems or network administrator I’m sure there have been times when you have run into similar situation. You just created a new Exchange 2003 mailbox. But when you try to configure the Outlook client’s profile for the user your get the error that the mailbox cannot be found. You go back and...
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How to add a new disk to the DPM storage pool.

May 1, 2009
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Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) can backup to both disk or tape. The advantage of backing up to disk is the high speed. What may take many hours to backup to tape will take a fraction of that time when backing up to disk, the same applies when performing a restore. If you...
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Backing up with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM).

May 1, 2009
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Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) is the second release of the backup software by Microsoft. DPM is Microsoft’s attempt at grabbing a piece of the bakup software market share which is dominated by Symantec, IBM and others. I have listed the step by step instructions on how to backup using DPM 2007. To...
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Adding static route to your Windows Server 2003, XP or Vista.

April 30, 2009
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Here is the command to list the network routes on your Windows 2003 server, XP, or Vista computer. c:\route print To add a static route to your server or computer use the route add command. c:\route add -P 172.182.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 172.182.200.1 In the above example a route to subnet 172.182.200.0 via gateway 172.182.200.1...
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Robocopy a great replacement for copy and xcopy.

April 30, 2009
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Robocopy a saviour tool for the Server Administrators. This is a great replacement for the old DOS copy and xcopy command which have many limitations. That’s not to say that these commands should be retired, I still used them regularly. But when I need to copy a large directory with all the attributes intact,...
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How to create a virtual disk with the Dell OpenManage Server Admnistrator.

April 30, 2009
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Open the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Click on System – Storage – PERC 5/E Adapter (PCI Slot 1) – Connector 0 (RAID) – Enclosure – Physical Disks. This will display all the Disk Drives in the right window. Under the column Available RAID DISK Space, you should be able to determine if there is...
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How to check for open ports on your server using Netstat.

April 29, 2009
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Netstat is a really handy tool that comes packaged with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix. There is a version for each type of operating system, the command syntax may differ but the result is the same. There are many a times when I need to find out what ports are open and listening on...
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