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Category: Windows Server 2012

Disk Performance

The easiest way to see if your disks are causing performance problems is to look at read and write delays on each physical disk. This can be done as follows: Start Performance Monitor. Navigate to Monitoring Tools, Performance Monitor. Click the Add button. Navigate to the PhysicalDisk counter group and expand it. Add the Avg. […]

Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders. Automatic creation of user folders for home, roaming profile and redirected folders. NedPyle [MSFT] 30 Jun 2008 7:19 PM 18 Hi Rob here again. Periodically we’re asked “what is the best way to auto-create home, roaming profile, and folder redirection folders instead of Administrators creating and configuring the NTFS permissions manually?” The techniques in […]

How to: Disable Roaming Profiles How to: Disable Roaming Profiles I have previously used Roaming Profiles, mostly for re-creating a user’s profile when their computer dies. They do have their advantages but they also don’t fail gracefully. There are also some fundamental problems such as: Software may not be installed on the machine: the profile may have links to […]

Roaming Profiles

Step 1: Enable the use of separate profile versions If you are deploying Roaming User Profiles on computers running Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012, we recommend making a couple of changes to your Windows environment prior to deploying. These changes help ensure that future operating system upgrades go smoothly, […]

How to: Restart a Remote Server Using Command Prompt

Launch command prompt (as administrator) and run the below command. User should have administrator permissions on the server. 1: SHUTDOWN /r /f /t 0 /m \\<ServerName> /c “<Description>” /r         Shutdown and restart the computer. /f         Force running applications to close without forewarning users. /t xxx     Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds. The […]