Category: Windows

Secure, your secure site.

Recently i received a message, stating that my secure site wasn’t so secure. At first i thought, that maybe my certificate had expired, fortunatly that wasn’t the case. The problem was, that running a webserver on an old Windows Server 2008 std edition, older protocols are used to serve HTTPS Among them is PCT 1.0, SSLv2 and v3 and older TLS versions. what does this mean and why aren’t they secure.Well as of july 2018,Learn More

CrystalDiskInfo reveals your HDD health

Ever needed to monitor the health of your harddisk?   If yes, then chance thatCrystalDiskInfo is the tool you are looking for. I has quite a strong set of monitoring parameters, such as Error count/average, Run Time, Temp and of coarse S.M.A.R.T among many.     File can be downloaded at own risk from here: http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html

Convert convert convert

If you often like me is needing the oppurtunity to convert one format to another, you’ll most likely love this site http://www.online-convert.com/ In here you have options to convert images, audio, movie, compressed files etc. to another format. If you however need on a more regular basis, I strongly recommend https://keepvid.com/  it is an easy to use utility, that really gives value for money. Furthermore it offers a plugin for Chrome, IE and Firefox if you reallyLearn More

Damaged CD/DVD – No fear ISOPUZZLE is here

Today, my daughter came and told me that she could no longer see her favorite DVD movie on the playstation. I told her I would look into it and confirmed the the DVD media was indeed scrathed. Unfortunatly i had never made a backup of that DVD, which I else do with every original movie we purchase, so that this wouldn’t occur. Well i tried to rip copy it using ashampoo free (which of coarseLearn More

Unable to active your Windows 8 Enterprise edition

If you experience trouble activating your legal version of Windows 8, then there might be a solution to your problem here. This post is created using a version of Windows 8 downloaded from MSDN repo. But I would recon that the problem could be similar if the installation media was from a different source. The problem being that you can’t activate your Windows 8 product, either because the activate button is missing or because, whenLearn More

DHCP High-availability on Windows 2012

Something that should have been available for decades ago have just with the launch of Windows Server 2012 become possible, the opportunity to set up a HA DHCP server without clustering. When you install the DHCP role on a Windows Server 2012 you get the option to make it HA, be pointing to another “node” which also contains the DHCP role. When you set it up you have the possiblility to make it Active/Active orLearn More

Locate installed patches on windows easy

If you ever come across a issue, where you need to locate, whether or not at KB articel from Microsoft is installed or not, it is as easy as entering a command prompt and type: c:\>wmic qfe | find “<number of the b articel, and only the number>” press enter c:\>wmic qfe | find “23456”   Now, you could also take this a step further and do remote querying, this is done via the followingLearn More

How-to: Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 from Standard to Enterprise without a media.

Phase 1: Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y (This is the default KMS Key 3 days activation for Windows Server 2008 R2, provided by Microsoft, hopefully im allowed to publish this key here, anyways this license provides 3 days of access to register your own key.) You have to use this KMS key in order to make the upgrade work, after the upgrade your Windows will have 3 days to activate, Activating using GUI, will disable aLearn More

Numlock not active on start

Have you ever had users or self been annoyed about NumLock being disabled everytime you start up Windows? Here is the cure Open registry (Run -> regedit) Go to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\ Right click InitialKeyBoardIndicator and change value to 2 (2 is enabled, 0 is disabled, 1 is enabled after logon i think) Or download the regkey here and doubleclick it, accept the changes and reboot.

Setting up a windows server 2008 as a time reliable timeserver using NTP

Some people have been complaining about, Microsoft decided to end support for SNTP in Windows 2008R2 and also ended the opportunity to set up time using NET TIME Well hopefully this post gets you back on track, with a newer more robust solution, which is also more secure than the old methods. First of all the new tool is w32tm, and below is an example of how to setup one of your DCs (More to follow)Learn More

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