Category Archives: Windows Server

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is released!

The wait is over… The spread sheet that GPO administrator will NEED is out. Thank You Microsoft! Please follow the link below to grab it now! What to do after you download? HAVE FUN! I am going through one … Continue reading

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Encounter Error Code 0x80010643 when install a Role or Feature in Server Manager under Windows Server 2008 R2

1 month plus ago, when I was trying to DCPromo a Server to be a Domain Controller in my environment and I encountered an error that really freak me out! Fatal Error Code 0x80010643. Error Message is: “Attempt to install … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 ADDS – Remember to Open Firewall–TCP5722 and…

Was troubleshooting recent issue on AD Replication. What we found out is that we actually need to open up the following port on our firewall appliance. TCP-UDP 135 and TCP 5722 Note: TCP 5722 is needed for Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading

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When to use Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)?

I was designing AD recently for a projects that has approx 6 remote site and someone actually ask me why I do not use one of the new features from Windows 2008 that targets on branch office – Read Only … Continue reading

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How to configure Windows Server 2003 to auto archive Security Log and not flooding your system drive!

Recently, I have received a request to turn on the function of auditing the folders on a Windows Server 2003. This request can be quite challenging if anyone were to try to keep their security log file (Part of event log). … Continue reading

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