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But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” — Matthew 1:20-21 (NIV)

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PostHeaderIcon Windows Server 2016 – Automatic Startup Repair Loop After Updates

So I’m not completely sure this problem is related to Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Updates or if it is still a hardware problem.  However, I’ve been running Windows Server 2016 on a computer for several months and have been happy with.  I don’t do a lot with this PC.  It’s main role is just to store files rather than keeping everything on one computer.  Anyway, it had been a bit since I applied updates so I was doing that yesterday and everything seemed normal.  The updates were downloaded, installed, and I was asked to reboot.  That is when the problem started.  The computer would only boot into the Automatic Repair options.  I could not get it to boot to the OS.  I was a little concerned about that data, but figured it should be safe since it is stored on two additional drives in the computer.  However, I still wanted to get the computer back up and running.
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PostHeaderIcon Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows LogoOn February 16th, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 was released to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. I took some time this morning to download and install it on my laptop. Unlike in the past this service pack doesn’t add a lot of new features to the operating systems. It is more of a big security update. The release notes list almost 800 updates included. It includes all of the security updates that have previously been released via Windows Update. For Windows 7, this service pack does include client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are 2 new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. You can find out more about these features here.


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PostHeaderIcon Windows Server – Redirecting new accounts

Windows LogoAt work we have our AD set up so that when we add a new computer to the domain the computer account gets redirected to an OU that we created instead of the default location of “Computers”. I’ve wondered how that was done for some time, but never took a minute to search. So today I was setting up a lab environment and decided to look into redirecting new computer accounts. What I found out was it is really easy to do. All you do is run one command from a command prompt on our Domain Controller and your done. (more…)


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PostHeaderIcon Enable 8.3 names on Server 2008 R2

I was trying to install McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box and got the follwoing error message:

“The 8.3 naming convention is required for installation. Click “OK” to cancel this installation and enable the 8.3 naming convention before proceeding.”

I didn’t realize that with Windows Server 2008 R2 disabled the 8.3 file name convention (this may have been done in earlier versions as well, but didn’t check that out). You can enable the 8.3 naming convetion by doing the following: (more…)


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PostHeaderIcon Web Platform Installer

I installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 box awhile back to test IIS 7.0. I was wanting something that I could load PHP on and work with WordPress. I was hoping to use the box as a small Intranet site. I’ve tried installing PHP on a Windows box with IIS in the past and there were several things to do. While I was searching for the documents online again, I came across the Web Platform Installer from Microsoft. I thought I would give it a shot. It’s great for a helping get a IIS server up and running with PHP and even mySQL. It’s just a matter of selecting a few options in the GUI and following the prompts. I suggest you give it a try if you need IIS running with PHP. (more…)


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