Windows Server 2008 Archives

  1. Changing User Principal Names (UPN) with Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync)

    In this post I want to document the process to make changes to a user’s UPN value when synchronising a federated domain from an on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory used by Office 365. Problem Summary: You want to update the user principal name (UPN) of an on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) user…

  2. WSUS Update to enable support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Windows Update management

    This is a quick post, if you’re looking for the update issued to enable Windows Update support on the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems on your existing WSUS 3.0 SP2 servers, then this is it. An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 I needed the above update to patch an SBS…

  3. Tips for customising and managing User Profiles for network-based users

    In this article I would like to share a set of steps and tips for managing a standardised profile and how to implement a template that network-based users can use when logging-on to a Windows-based workstation or server. Most of these tips have come from back in Windows NT4.0/2000 era, I think it’s worth sharing these tips as they are still valuable in knowing…

  4. Solution for hidden or obsolute devices after doing a P2V or V2V conversion in VMware or Hyper-V

    When doing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2v) or a Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of a Windows-based Operating System to either a VMware or Hyper-V based host you may find that some hardware devices are left installed in the virtual machine after the process completes, this is particularly true for Network Adapters. Following documentation and best practices by normally removing integration tools and device…

  5. Configuring IIS 7.0 or IIS 6.0 for Silverlight Applications

    If your having a lot of difficulty getting a Silverlight application to work on your web server and can’t work out what the problem might be even after the Silverlight assemblies are registered on server and .NET framework is up-to-date then this might be what your missing. IIS7 for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server…

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