Category «Windows Server»

Creating a Global Name Zone (GNZ)

A feature of Windows 2008, a global name zone can be used to allow for single-label hostnames to be used throughout a forest. It is particularly useful when phasing out WINS or when there are name resolution issues.   To setup a global name zone on the DNS server open an elevated cmd prompt and …

Create a Password Settings Object

The Windows 2008 feature – Password Settings Object (PSO) allows password settings to be applied to Users or Groups – as opposed to OUs. Note – the domain functional level must be windows 2008   Step 1 – Create Password Settings Object   A PSO is created via adsiedit.msc. Go to start – run – …

Windows File Server Resource Manager

  According to Microsoft “File Server Resource Manager enables system administrators to understand how storage is being used and to manage the use of their storage by generating storage reports, applying quotas to volumes and folders, and screening files on the server.” You can use this tool to alert you when the volumes are running …

The installation of terminal server has failed given the error message Attempt to configure Terminal Server failed with error code 0x80004005.  Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. This is usually due to a group policy being applied to the Terminal Server. I have noticed this when installing onto …

Win2008 – Deploy network printers via Group Policy

Step1: Pre-requisites Install the “print management” server role Download the printer driver (x86 and 64bit if required)   Step2: Install the printer Open the print management console, right click on printers and select install printer (as shown below). Install the printer specifying the TCP port and the printer driver. Step 3 – Install Additional Printer Drivers …