Category: Microsoft

April 29, 2011

Installing IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2

by OmegaIT — Categories: IIS, Microsoft, Server 2008Comments Off

By default, IIS is not installed on Server 2008 R2.  You can install IIS by using the Add Roles wizard in Server Manager. Open Server Manager. In Roles Summary, click Add Roles. The Add Roles Wizard opens.  At the Before You Begin screen, click Next. Select Web Server (IIS), then click Next. Click Next at [...]

April 26, 2011

Manually Remove a Computer from System Center Essentials 2010

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008, System Center EssentialsComments Off

System Center Essentials installs an agent on your Windows server or workstation, if you are unable to run the uninstaller from the System Center console, or forgot to uninstall the agent before you decommissioned the server or workstation there is a way to remove it from the System Center console. Open the SCE 2010 Console [...]

March 2, 2011

How to run the Exchange Management Shell in Powershell

by OmegaIT — Categories: Exchange 2007, MicrosoftComments Off

The Exchange Management Shell is built on Microsoft Windows PowerShell technology.  You will need to have the Exchange Management Shell installed on your computer first. To add the Exchange Management Shell from Windows Powershell Click Start Orb, then type powershell_ise in the Start Menu search.  Click on powershell_ise.exe Type the following commands: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.Admin chdir [...]

March 1, 2011

Purge Disconnected Mailboxes From Exchange 2007

by OmegaIT — Categories: Exchange 2007, MicrosoftComments Off

With Exchange 2007, it does not allow you to purge any disconnected mailboxes through the GUI.  However, using the Exchange Management Shell we can remove a single or multiple mailboxes. Open the Exchange Management Shell and use the following commands: To list all disconnected mailboxes: Get-MailboxStatistics -Server {server name} | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null [...]

February 23, 2011

How to Install the Windows XP HyperTerminal Client on Windows 7

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Windows 7Comments Off

HyperTerminal is a terminal emulation program that came preinstalled on Windows XP.  With the release of Windows Vista and Windows 7, HyperTerminal was no longer included.  This article will show you how to install the Windows XP HyperTerminal to a Windows 7 machine. You will need to have access to a Windows XP machine and [...]

February 23, 2011

Using a USB Key to Install Windows 7

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Windows 7Comments Off

Using a USB key to install Windows 7 has its advantages.  The install will complete much faster, it is easier and more convenient to carry a USB key than it is a DVD, and you can install Windows 7 on devices that do not have a DVD drive, such as a netbook. What you need: [...]

February 16, 2011

Configuring Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008, System Center EssentialsComments Off

Before you can use System Center Essentials 2010, you must complete the Configure System Center Essentials Wizard.  This wizard walks you through configuring settings for Group Policy, firewall exceptions, remote assistance, computer discovery, notifications, proxy servers, monitors, updates, and reports. In my environment, I initially plan to setup my servers to be managed by SCE.  [...]

February 16, 2011

Installing Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008, System Center EssentialsComments Off

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) is an IT systems management product targeted at midsized businesses.  It is a combination of a few System Center products including Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Windows Update Services.  Microsoft System Center Essentials puts all of these solutions in one interface so an IT professional [...]

February 13, 2011

Installing SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, SQLComments Off

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express is a free, integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server, as well as combining a broad group of graphical tools and rich script editors that provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels. Download Microsoft SQL [...]

February 8, 2011

Configuring Folder Redirection in Windows Server 2008 R2

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008Comments Off

Using Folder Redirection improves data availability by having user data stored on a server and not on the client machine.  Backing up user data is simplified when the user data is stored on a network server, as well as, replacing computers.  If a user’s computer needs to be replaced, the data that a user requires [...]

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