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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Micro...

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Tips for Migrating Local User Profiles

Tips for migrating local user profiles from Windows Terminal Server 2008r2 to 2016/2019

Tips and tricks to avoid some problems when migrating local user profiles from an old Windows Terminal Server 2008r2 to Windows Terminal Server 2016/2019.
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AD SYSVOL Scratch recovery from backup

Active Directory System State Recovery with Sysvol Authoritative Restore (Authsysvol switch) Explained

byMahesh
This article explains AD System State Recovery with the authsysvol switch, what it does and when this restore should be attempted, prerequisites, demo, impact and implications. The topic is partially documented by Microsoft and DELL and lacks important details, hence tried to add entire stuff here
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Microsoft DFS-N and DFS-R Accidental Deletion Recovery

byMahesh
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This article demonstrates DFS namespace and replication group accidental deletion recovery. DFS-N and DFS-R configuration are stored with active directory. Few precautionary measures will enable DFS-N and DFS-R recovery either from DFS native tool (dfsutil) or active directory.
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Microsoft DFSR Issues and Resolution

byMahesh
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In this article I will cover Microsoft DFSR major issues and their resolution. These issues can occur during initial deployment or post-deployment. The resolution for each problem is available on the internet generally in standalone posts. I have tried to present them here collectively and detailed.
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NTFS File Permissions

NTFS. Allow create, edit, and delete files but not create folders

byNVIT
An article explaining how to give user/group ability to create, edit, rename & delete files, but not create folders.
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Microsoft DFS Deployment Considerations & Best Practises

byMahesh
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In this article, I am trying to collectively present DFSN and DFSR deployment considerations / best practices, in general, to avoid known DFSN and DFSR issues during and post-deployment. The article would help in defining DFSN and DFSR architecture and configuration.
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CA Validity Period Extension and CA Certificate Renewal Process

byMahesh
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This article outlines the Importance of Certificate Authority validity period and its impact on Certificate Renewal Process. The article also details out CA certificate renewal process along with CA validity period extension.
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Top 10 Ways to Secure Your File Servers

I’m willing to make a bet that your organization stores sensitive data in your Windows File Servers; files and folders that you really don’t want making it into the wrong hands.
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Remote Desktop Connection, “The server’s authentication policy does not allow connection requests using saved credentials. Please enter new credentials.”

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Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
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Security updates for Microsoft End of Life operating systems..

This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - Both 32 and 64 Bit installs.
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The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR

After seeing many questions for JRNL_WRAP_ERROR for replication failure, I thought it would be useful to write this article.
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NewSID and Server 2008 R2 - fixing BSOD

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive recovery.
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Security Patches - To Patch or Not to Patch? - That is the question!

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I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me is flawed and borders on irresponsible behavior!
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How to back up Exchange Server 2007 using NTBackup (free)

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
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Procedures to cleanup WINSXS folder in Windows Server 2008 R2

A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
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Powershell: Export Hotfix details of Remote Computers

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A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
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Undeleting Objects in Active Directory

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
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Windows 7 Updates, Microsoft's Recommendations.

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Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft.
If someone has other solutions commend down below.
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Security-Only or Monthly-Rollup: That is the update question.

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
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OfficeMate Freezing Error

OfficeMate Freezes on Login

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.

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