Microsoft Windows Server 2003

View domain password and logon requirements

I was recently troubleshooting a password issue and found this nice command for domain password and logon requirements for all domain accounts. Bring up the command prompt…type net accounts and hit enter. It was actually quite helpful finding out that my domain password policies weren’t being used.

Modify, Change Microsoft Windows Default SMTP Virtual Server directory/folder

Have you ever needed to change the default SMTP Virtual Server directories or folders? PROBABLY NOT….Why? ….because you don’t work where I work. If you ever need to change the default SMTP folders such as …..Queue…Pickup….or Drop…then you need this!  It’s called IIS Metabase Explorer.  This program comes with IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.  You…

Not enough server storage is available to process this command

Well I recently purchased a terabyte usb hard drive because I got it nice and cheap! ($200).  It’s one of those MyBook drives or whatever.  Anyways…I connected it to a server, shared it, and was able to access it from my workstation just fine…until..I rebooted the server.  I tried accessing the drive from my workstation after the…

Shadow Windows 2003 Console Session

Did you know you could shadow the console session in Windows 2003 using RDP?  Well it’s possible!  There are far and better programs out there that allow you to do this but it’s possible with RDP.  Log into server you want to shadow and issue gpedit.msc from command prompt. Go to Computer Configuration Adminstrative Templates…

Force WSUS client to check WSUS Server

Ever want to know how to force a WSUS client to check for updates?  Open the command prompt and type wuauclt /detectnow.  I came across this when I first started using WSUS over a year ago.  It sure beats waiting for some random time or for your group policy settings to kick in.  You can…

Windows 2003 SP2 Install Blues

What an interesting day it was yesterday at work.  I installed Windows 2003 SP2 on a server, rebooted it, and guess what….BSOD.  It made my heart sink.  Out of the 6 years I’ve been doing this type of stuff for a living….this was the FIRST time I ever had a BSOD after a Windows SP…

Remove Read-Only of Folder in Win2k3

I just fixed this at work because somehow a co-worker changed a folder to Read-Only (apparently by accident) and no one could modify anything…not even the architect of this fiasco. The issue is when you uncheck the Read-Only attribute, click Apply, and OK.