Windows Server Knowledge Base

File Not Found 404 Error Accessing Remote Web Access on SBS 2011

When accessing Remote Web Access (RWW) on Small Business Server 2011 you are presented with the following message after logging in: 404 – file or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or it temporarily unavailable.  You find that this happens when using Internet Explorer but […]

Configure Windows Server for the ntp.pool.org External Time Service

How to configure a Windows server with Internet Time. Here are the commands to configure your Primary Domain Controller to synchronize with ntp.pool.org time servers in Australia.  These commands were tested on Server 2008 R2. Open a Command Prompt and type in the following commands: Stop the Time Service net stop w32time Configure the external […]

How to Whitelist a Domain in Exchange 2010

To Whitelist a domain in Exchange 2010 please follow these steps: Step 1. Open the Exchange Management Shell Step 2. Type in the following commands $list = (Get-ContentFilterConfig).BypassedSenderDomains $list.add(“domain.com”) Where domain.com is the domain you wish to whitelist. Step 3. Verify Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenderDomains $list  

Quick Help Command – Tracing Agent Failed Exchange 2007 Emails

To trace failed messages in the Exchange 2007 shell type in the following command: Get-Messagetrackinglog -Sender “[email protected]” -Start “13/07/2015 7:42:00PM” -End “18/07/2015 7:52:00PM” |fl replacing [email protected] with the email address of the sender which you are tracing.

How to Uninstall Windows Updates using the Command Prompt

Using the WUSA command we can uninstall Windows Updates from the command prompt either using a remote command prompt in either your RMM software or using PSEXEC.  This article applies to Windows 7, Windows Update, Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2012 server. Step 1. Find out the KB for the Windows Update you wish to uninstall […]

How to List Running Services in Windows Using the Command Line

In this article we will look at how you can display the currently running servers on a Windows computer or Server.  Further on we will show you how you can use the net start command to output the results to a text file. From the Windows command prompt, you can use the following command to […]

How to Install Telnet using the Command Line on Windows Server

Here’s how to install Telnet on Windows Server using the Command Line on Windows Server.  Applicable to Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008R2.  Most likely applicable to later version of Windows Server but has not been tested or confirmed. Step 1 Open a command prompt as an administrator Step 2 Type in the following: pkgmgr […]

How to Change the Page File Size in Windows Server Core

To change the page file size in Windows Server Core this will need to be done using the command line. To Show the Current Pagefile Usage Run the following command: wmic.exe pagefile list /format:list To configure the initial and maximum size of the Pagefile wmic pagefileset where name=”c:\\pagefile.sys” set InitialSize=1000,MaximumSize=5000 Where the initial size and […]

How to Automatically Logon and Lock a Windows Server

Sometimes there is software which runs on a Windows Server which can’t be started at a service.  The easiest way around this is to Automatically Logon to the Server, Automatically Start the Software and then Automatically Lock the Windows Server. There are three steps that you will need to complete to accomplish this. 1. Set […]

Microsoft Exchange Message Tracking Wildcard Domain

If you need to search using the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant for anything sent to a particular domain rather than just an email address you will need to do this using the Exchange Management Shell as the Message Tracking Parameters don’t allow you to enter a wildcard domain in the sender address.  This can be […]

Whitelist a Domain or Email Address in Exchange 2010

Use the following commands in the Exchange Shell to Whitelist either a whole domain or a single email address To check whats currently whitelisted: Get-ContentFilterConfig To whitelist one email address: $list = (Get-ContentFilterConfig).BypassedSenders $list.add(“[email protected]”) Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenders $list To whitelist an entire domain: $list = (Get-ContentFilterConfig).BypassedSenderDomains $list.add(“domain.com”) Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenderDomains $list

How to Disable Server Manager from Starting Up Automatically in Windows 2012 R2

To disable the Windows 2012 R2 Server Manager interface starting up automatically whenever you log in to the server you will need to perform the following steps. Step 1. Go to the Server Manager Property Page Up the top right hand side click on “Manage”, then “Server Manager Properties” Step 2. Check the check box […]

Location of Startup Folder in Windows Server 2012 & Windows 8

Issue You can’t find the Startup Folder for an Individual user using the traditional methods available in previous version of Windows Solution Step 1 Turn on Hidden Files and Folders Step 2 Browse to the folder manually   C:\users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

How to Enable Sound in VMWare ESXi Server 2012 R2

If you’re having problems getting sound to work via RDP for Windows Server in Vmware ESXi and the sound is working ok for Virtual Machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8 then most likely it is due to the audio service not running within the Server Operating System. Step 1 Click on Start > Administrative […]

Exclude Events from SBS 2011 Reports

Here’s how to exclude events showing up in the daily SBS reports for Windows Server SBS 2011 Step 1. Download the SBS Alerts Cleanup Package located here Step 2 Extract the files Step 3 Right click on the properties of the individual files inside the folder and choose the unblock option down the bottom Step […]

How to Logon Automatically to Windows Server

Step 1 Open Registry Editor Step 2 Go to the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Step 3 Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK. Step 4 Double-click the DefaultDomainName entry, type the domain name, and then click OK. Step 5 Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type […]

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