Category Archives: Windows

Unable to connect SQL server port 1433 remotely


Ensure network firewall policy is created for TCP port 1433 Check for Windows Server firewall that port 1433 or SQL program is allowed. Check port 1433 is listening [telnet servername 1433] If not find which port is listening to: netstat … Continue reading

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Find AD Forest Functional Level


Get Forest Functional Level using dsquery: dsquery * DC=abc,DC=local -scope base -attr msDS-Behavior-Version OR dsquery * DC=abc,DC=local -scope base -attr msDS-Behavior-Version ntMixedDomain 0 = Windows 2000 1 = Windows 2003 interim 2 = Windows 2003 3 = Windows 2008 4 … Continue reading

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Configure SMTP server for marketing emails


Configure Windows SMTP sever for bulk email sending. Following steps may help when you considering setting up on premise Windows SMTP server for sending newsletter and other email communications to external parties. Register a new domain Register a new domain … Continue reading

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Distribute TeamViewerQS.exe using startup script


Following steps are relatively easy to distribute any content to Windows based workstation that part of the domain. We could consider two alternative options: 1. Add following scrip in “%systemroot%\SYSVOL\sysvol\yourdomain.local\scripts\usermapdrive.bat” . Note. We can add anything.bat file into exiting Logon … Continue reading

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Fixing windows update issue


Following steps to fix windows live update issue Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” from IE Tools—Internet Options—connection—LAN settings. Run command prompt (cmd) in administrator privilege mode then type following command from command window: net stop wuauserv Rename c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution-old net start … Continue reading

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Unhide folder using attrib


Unable to un-hide folder from Windows explorer (tick grayed out) c:\attrib -r -h -s S:\Foldername Recursively: C:\>attrib -r -h -s S:\mainfolder\subfolder\*.* /S /D (unhide all folders in the subfolder folder) C:\>attrib -r -h -s S:\mainfolder\subfolder\*.* /S /D (entire S: drive, … Continue reading

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DFS Staging


Managing DFS (Distributed File System) Replication: Edit the quota size or location of the staging folder and Conflict and Deleted folder. We can edit the quota of the staging folder and Conflict and Deleted folder on a per-replicated folder, per-member … Continue reading

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