Oct 132009
 

Windows Server 2008 R2 reached RTM.  Among the many cool new features provided with that release, Microsoft has now added a recycle bin feature to Active Directory.  The management interface provided by Microsoft for this feature is the command line, or more specifically, PowerShell.  That’s great if you’re like me and you love to manage your infrastructure using PowerShell, but what if you prefer a GUI?  Fortunately there is a solution for you too.
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Aug 052009
 
Jul 312009
 

TOE technology aims to take the server CPU out of I/O processing by shifting TCP/IP processing tasks to the network adapter or storage device. This leaves the CPU free to run its applications, so users get their data faster.
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Jul 182009
 

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) functions through SNMP management systems and SNMP agents. A management system is an application that requests information from SNMP agents and directs agents to perform certain tasks, such as setting options on the remote device or returning configuration data. For instance, you might have a non-Windows Server 2008 router on the network which contains firmware to enable it to function as an SNMP agent. You can use a management system (SNMP-aware application) on your local workstation to manage the router, by viewing and changing the router’s configuration and monitoring its status.
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Jun 082009
 

SC is a simple command line utility that can be used to communicate, control or query the Service Control Manager in Windows. “sc” should work in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008. “sc” is quite powerful that it can control services locally and on remote systems. “sc” can query details, start,stop, configure services that can all be done from the Service Control Manager (services.msc) ideally making it a great tool to include in scripts or for command line junkies like me.

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