Tag: w2k8r2

NFS via Server 2008 R2 to ESXi: The Book

This article details exactly how to take an arbitrary server, install a *hardened* Windows Server 2008 R2 (W2K8R2) image on it, and then use that W2K8R2 server to deliver NFS to ESXi hosts. We had to do this recently to

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Solve “Unidentified Network Error” for Windows Server 2008

Anytime a non-routable network connection (any IPv4 network adapter that does *not* have a default gateway specified) is configured for a Windows Server 2008 server, the operating system will mark that network connection as an “Unidentified Network”. The downside? Windows

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ESXi5 and Windows CIFS

Hello All – another chapter in the long-running story of ESXi integration in a significant project I have worked on for the 6 months: namely, the decision to upgrade ESX from 3.5 to version 5.1 was made. As all of

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Update JRE and Firefox on Windows Servers – Improved

Click here to download “3rd-Party Updates” now! Found great link at Use a batch file and group policy to cleanly update Java but my use case was different: lots of machines are not in domain (eck), I don’t want to

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Audit All File Partition Access Failures – without killing your clicker!

Download WindowKiller runtime files here! If you work in a secure environment, you will almost certainly find that you need to harden your operating system images. As one example, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has a set of Security

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WordPress, IIS, and Identity Management

Interesting day today! Stood up wordpress in the middle of the night one day last week and today felt the urge to put some more bits into the b’sphere. Was going to talk about the problems facing any system engineer

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