Running Windows Server 2008 R2 on Your Desktop or Laptop

If you want to use Windows Server 2008 R2 on your Desktop or Laptop, there are a few things you will likely want to do… 1) Enable the “Desktop Experience” Feature  (Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Features – Add Features) 2) Enable Wireless LAN Service {if you have a wireless card} (Start…


Remote Desktop Services–How To Change Settings For All Users

Have you ever wanted to change some settings for all users in a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Services Session environment?  Do you know there is a really cool command line tool that is used to install application called “Change User” that can also be used to propagate any number of settings to all users…


Upgrading a Windows 2003 Domain to Windows Server 2008 R2 Functional Level Domain

First if you have any domain controllers that are on Windows Server 2000 make sure they have SP4 installed.  You can download from here. I also recommend you have all of your 2003 domain controllers fully patched via WSUS or Windows Update. You will need to login to a domain controller using a user with…

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DISM Step By Step-Using Deployment Image Servicing Management Tool

Click Video to Play Double-Click to go Full Screen You can find the downloadable files at the following URLs on Edge Windows Media Video (WMV) Windows Media Audio (WMA) 85×64 Preview Image (PNG) 320×240 Preview Image (PNG) 512×384 Preview Image (PNG) iPod Video (MP4) MP3 Audio High Quality WMV (2.5 Mbps) Zune Video (WMV) Smooth…

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Migrating Windows Server 2003 R2 Virtual Guest from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 or Hyper-V Server Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

There are several things you must consider before migrating a machine from Virtual Server 2005 to a Hyper-V Host.  I thought I would make a post giving the quick list of how to do this so you do not miss any steps. These steps will produce a very clean machine on your destination host and…

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