Category «Windows Server 2008»

Setting up a Group Policy for Folder Redirection

In this article I am setting up folder redirection to redirect a users “my documents”, “desktop” and “favourites” folders. In this example I am doing this for a terminal server. Step 1 – Create Shared Folder. Create a folder on the server. E.g. e:\redirected. Set the share Permissions as shown below. Everyone – full control …

Control Panel Applets Names and Shortcuts

  Below is a list of control panel applets names and shortcuts I have found. These are for Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008 R2.   Add or Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl Administrative Tools – control admintools Add Hardware – hdwwiz.cpl Appearance Settings – control color Audio Devices and Sound Themes – mmsys.cpl Bluetooth Devices …

  When trying to activate a Windows server 2008 or Windows 7 machine you may get the error below: Key management services (KMS) could not be located in domain name system (DNS), please have your system administrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS. This error occurs when windows tries to activate a …

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 – …