You have the latest drives for your server. You stacked the top-of-the line RAM in the system. You run effective code for your system. However, what throughput is your system capable of handling, and can you really trust the capabilities listed by hardware companies?
This well documented build guide showcases the process of turning a rack-mounted UPS battery device intended for a server bank, into a super-charged whole-house UPS system with a massive 14 hours of backup juice.
The Microsoft evaluation releases of their products are incredibly valuable and useful tools as they allow you to have an unlimited number of test, demo and development environments to work with at no cost. The only catch is evaluation releases are time limited, so the more time you can squeeze out of them, the more useful they can be.
Have you ever wished that instead of having to manually login to a server in order to see the system log, the events would simply come to you? How-To Geek goes into how to setup a syslog collector.
When you download a script off the internet and try to run it, if you have not previously configured PowerShell, it will throw a nasty error in red font. This is enough to scare most users off, but there is an easy fix.
Since our home servers are constantly on, and often headless, it is nice to know when certain events happen on your server without having to log in and check all the time. This is where email notifications save the day.
Once a week we round up three excellent reader tips and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at how to run an ebook server from the command line, scoring cheap HDDs, and tweaking Windows 8 menus.
Once you have Hyper-V installed the first thing you are going to want to do is start creating virtual machines. The process is mostly a next, next, finish matter, but just incase you are unsure, here’s a quick start-to-finish guide.
Windows Server 2008 R2 and later releases of the product ship with a virtualization platform called Hyper-V, which works quite well since it’s built into Windows. Today we’re going to show you how to install it.
Once a week we round up some of the great reader questions we get in the Ask HTG inbox and share the answers with everyone. This week we’re looking at checking your Wi-Fi signal strength from your phone, syncing iTunes to Android devices, and how to back up the Windows Home Server.
Installing Active Directory on Server Core is not a task that can be achieved using the Optional Component Setup tool–instead we actually have to use DCPROMO from the command line. Here’s how to do it.
Continuing our series on learning IT basics, today we’re going to show you how to setup DHCP on Windows Server 2008 instead of using it on a router.
In today’s IT learning article, we are going to take a look at installing Terminal Services, otherwise known as Remote Desktop Services, on a Server 2008 R2 machine.
When installing an application on a Terminal Server, because multiple people will be using the application at once, there is actually a special method that you should use to install the applications. Here’s two methods to do it the right way.
In the last part of our mini-series we look at enabling Search and getting rid of the Shutdown Event Tracker. Many programs rely on search, including Microsoft Outlook, lets take a look at how we can enable it.
Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a dead simple way for people to share files with you, Droopy is a mini web server with a singular function: helping people upload files to your computer.
Continuing our series on using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop OS, today we’ll talk about how to re-enable the sound features, which normally aren’t needed on a server, but would be useful if you are using it as a desktop.
One of the first thing you might want to do, once you have installed Server 2008 R2 is get the Windows Aero features back. The classic theme just does not fit everyone’s taste, so here is how to get all that Aero goodness back.
You’ve heard it time and time again: back up your data. There are plenty of backup solutions, but nothing is better than an easy and free solution. So with a few lines of code and a very helpful program called WinSCP, we’re going to set up an automatic sync between your FTP server and your home computer.
In this four part mini-series we are going to look at using Server 2008 R2 as an everyday operating system. In this article we will help you get the OS installed, install the Windows Desktop Experience and get your wireless working.
Active Directory is essential to any Microsoft network built on the client-server network model–it allows you to have a central sever called a Domain Controller (DC) that does authentication for your entire network. Instead of people logging on to the local machines they authenticate against your DC. Lets take a look at how to install Microsoft’s Active Directory.
Do you have an OS installed on your USB thumb drive? Booting from it in a VM is now possible, you’ll just have to use a simple trick to get it to work.
We have discussed installing Ubuntu on a USB thumb before. This time, we’re doing it differently, to make it cleaner and easier to store your files.
Whether you’re at work and forgot some file on your home computer, want to play some music on a train, or just want to move some files between your computers, accessing your files from anywhere is a life saver.
The concept of a drive in PowerShell is not about physical drives, but about representing any data store as a consistent interface. Using the right provider you can even access the registry as if it was a file structure.