Category Archive: Windows Server 2012

Nov 22 2013

CHKDSK Under Windows 8

Since the early days of DOS, OS/2 and Windows NT, CHKDSK has been a one of the staple utilities to keep your file systems in good, working condition. It usually springs into action automatically after a dirty shutdown to make sure that everything is okay with the file systems and makes the necessary repairs if …

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Aug 27 2013

Scheduled Tasks and Windows Account Lock Outs

Just sharing a rather frustrating experience of mine from the last few days. As is the case with many large companies, the fleet of computers is managed via Active Directory and one or more domains. Users main interaction with AD would be in the form of authentication with a username and password but also for …

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Jan 18 2013

How to get the Fitbit Base Station Working with Windows Server

Admittedly, this is perhaps a narrow topic but something I would share given power saving efforts at home. Given that I don’t want to leave a desktop and/or a laptop computer on for the off chance that I might walk past wearing my Fitbit I thought it’d be best to piggyback off the home server …

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Jul 13 2012

Windows Server 2012 Essentials – The New Windows Home Server?

This week, Microsoft pretty much announced the end of Windows Home Server as we know it after two versions. The first being the original Windows Home Server followed up by Windows Home Server 2011 based upon Windows Server 2008 R2. With the onset of Windows Server 2012 and its various flavours I can only think …

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Jul 09 2012

Free eBook – Introducing Windows Server 2012

Just a quick one for today. For those interested in the server side of Windows then you might want to pick up free digital copy of Introducing Windows Server 2012 here. It’s a leisurely 256 pages spanning five chapters, entitled: The business need for Windows Server 2012, Foundation for building your private cloud, Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server …

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