November 29, 2014

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Initial Configuration Tasks on Server 2008

When you finish your Windows Server 2008 Installation and login for the first time you will get a window that pops up called “Initial Configuration Tasks”.  It is a short list of all the options that Microsoft thinks you should use for a configuring windows server checklist.  For old hands it isn’t that insightful but […]



Enable Windows DHCP & Configure Static TCP / IP

If your reading this then chances are 100% your computer is hooked up to the Internet and more then likely has an IP address assigned to it. There are two ways that a TCP/IP address is assigned to a computer either Dynamically or manually with a Static method. These are outlined below: Tags: Gateway Preferred […]



Installing Google Pack on Windows 7 Beta

The Google Pack contains all sorts of useful tools for the denizens of the net including the following: Tags: Windows 7



Windows 7 System Requirements

It looks like one of the biggest gripes that people had against Vista was the fact it was very resource intensive.  I am a firm believer that this was a misconception on the part of many based on the way that Vista handled memory differently then XP did.  As unfair as it may be though […]



Install Windows 7 Beta

For those of you looking past Vista already you will have taken one step closer this week to realizing that dream with the release of the Windows 7 Beta to the public.  Though it doesn’t look all that different from Vista there is quite a bit of improvement and some new features that should hopefully […]



Website won’t resolve for internal LAN clients

I have seen this pop-up on a couple different forums and even though it is not IIS specific, it always seems that IIS catches the blame for it. The issue is that external clients have no problem connecting to a website that is hosted on an internal server, but clients on the internal LAN cannot […]



Enable File Search on Windows Server 2008 with Windows Search Service

A common question I see on Twitter and on some forums is that out of the box users are not able to search for files very easily on Server 2008 because the indexing service is disabled by default.  I am going to walk you through enabling the search features for files on the server.  To […]



Install IIS7 On Windows Server 2008 Video

This video will walk you through the installation of IIS7 on a Windows Server 2008 box. IIS 7 provides the core services for hosting Web servers, Web applications, and Sharepoint services. It is a tremendous step forward from previous IIS versions and finally makes it a contender to Apache. Tags: IIS7



Vista Network Map

The network map is a very cool new feature in Windows that allows you to visually see on your network is connected together. It is part of the Networking & Sharing Center. Lets take a look at this cool new tool. Tags: Vista Networking, Vista Network Map