Category: Windows Server 2008

Securing a single file with IIS7

With IIS7's revamped interface, I had a hard time locating how to change the permission on a single file. I could see how to do so at a folder level, but I couldn't see how to do so on a single file (.CFM in this case).  It turns out, once you hilghted the file you want to change the...

How to tell which version of Hyper-V is running on your 2008 server

I've found the following version numbers (I'll add to this list as I find additons): Beta version = 6.0.6001.17101 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) = 6.0.6001.18004 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) = 6.0.6001.18010 Release To Market (RTM) = 6.0.6001.18016To find your version number: use the help option in the Hyper-V Manager Click About Hyper-V Manager You can also check the version number of...

Set group policy to use WSUS server

To tell a windows server to use a specific Windows Server update Services (WSUS) server, use the following:  Start > Run > gpedit.msc > OK > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update  The 2 keys 'Configure Automatic Updates' and 'Specify intranet Microsoft update service location' are the items you will want to change.

Hyperterminal gone from Vista

Constructing a microcontroller cirtuit, i needed to debug over the serial port but guess what? Hyperterminal is missing! Yes, it was removed from Vista.  You can get it from the original people that Microsoft licensed it from (Hilgraeve) at but it's more than $40. A free alternative is the venerable PuTTY which is a versitile hammer anyways.

Extend the Windows Server 2008 evaluation period (KB 948 472)

Snipped from By default Windows 2008 gives you ~60 days grace if you install it without a key.  Using 'slmgr.vbs –rearm' you can extend the evaluation up to 240 days. Check out Microsoft KB 948472 "How to extend the Windows Server 2008 evaluation period" – or use the following: When the initial 60-day evaluation period nears its end, you...