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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. Disk sec/Read and Avg. Disk sec/Write counters for the disk instances you’re concerned about, as the following figure shows. Click […]

Windows DNS corruption _msdcs missing or deleted

Other Symptions: Server’s GUILD DNS could not be resolved to an IP address No DNS server have this DC registered Method 1 Steps: dcdiag /fix netdiag /fix net stop netlogon net start netlogon Method 2 Steps: dcdiag /fix netdiag /fix reboot Method 3 Remove DNS remove cache.dns, netlogon.dns, netlogon.dnb add DNS back Reboot Method 4 net stop netlogon ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /registerdns net start netlogon Method 5 Allow Dynamic Update Yes, from Allow Only Secure […]

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 this post requires you to use the environment variable %USERNAME% in the user’s home folder attribute when you create the […]

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 software installed on the original machine but when they log in to another computer it may not be installed there […]

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, and facilitate the ability to simultaneously run multiple versions of Windows with Roaming User Profiles. To make these changes, use […]

seven ways to find the Uptime in Windows OS

1: By using the Task Manager In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the Task Manager has been beefed up to show additional information about the system. One of these pieces of info is the server’s running time. Right-click on the Taskbar, and click Task Manager. You can also click CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to get to the Task Manager. In Task Manager, select the Performance tab. The current system uptime is shown under System. 2: By using […]

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 valid range is 0-600, with a default of 30. /m \\computer Specify the target computer. /c “comment” Comment on the […]