<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-08-18-1-05-38-38.jpg" />Microsoft has integrated the ability to attach virtual hard drive (VHD) files as physical disks in the Windows Disk Management tool. This process is easy enough to do manually but if you attach VHD files often then we have a solution which enables you to mount and unmount VHD files with a single click.
The zip format is the standard for file compression, however many power user and system admin types prefer to use the 7z format because it offers significantly better compression ratios. So to get the best of both worlds, we have created a script which will convert your zip files into 7z files with a single command, a process we are calling “deep archiving”.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-08-04-1-06-15-58.jpg" />Many programs and utilities are distributed as portable applications which do not require you to install them, but what if you wanted to create an installer? Here's how.
Yesterday we showed you how to setup Perl on your IIS6 box, and today we'll show you how to get it up and running on Windows Server 2008 systems running IIS7.
In today's batch scripting lesson, we'll show you in true “set it and forget it” fashion, how to create a batch script which will adapt to your SQL Server as new databases are added and removed.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-30-1-03-30-52.jpg" />Perl is a very popular scripting language which is used to develop a wide variety of tools, and today we'll show you how to setup IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003 to serve up Perl scripts.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-30-1-03-28-45.jpg" />SQL Server Management Studio makes restoring a database easy, and today we'll walk through the simple process of restoring a database through the GUI. Expert users might want to skip this one.
The most important part of a SQL Server maintenance plan is backing up your databases regularly, and even though Windows isn't as command-line friendly as Linux, you can still trigger a database backup from the command line.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-30-1-03-26-53.png" />Yesterday we showed you how to install PHP on IIS for Windows Server 2003, and today we'll walk through the same process for Windows Server 2008, which is similar but a little different.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-05-41-24.png" />While the Microsoft Sysinternals tools are incredibly powerful and useful, the one feature they lack is the ability to check for new versions. Here's a batch script to automatically update them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-27-1-06-56-30.png" />One of most popular development platforms on the web is PHP which powers many popular applications and sites such as Facebook, Wordpress and Joomla. Here's how to install it into IIS version 6 on Windows Server 2003.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-23-1-12-29-33.png" />When you create a Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive either through Virtual PC or Virtual Server, you have to specify the maximum size of the file up front. Here's how to tweak the size later on.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-23-1-02-33-11.png" />When it comes to gathering statistics on web sites, you can never have enough. While one of the most popular method for tracking statistics is through services such as Google Analytics, log file analysis remains a reliable way to track your visitors as they are immune to script blockers.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-22-1-07-23-35.png" />As an IT manager, there are a lot of things you can do which directly impact your company’s bottom line. While the most obvious are direct hardware and software costs, an often overlooked aspect is energy/electricity consumption by computer systems.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-07-20-33.jpg" />All Dell servers come with the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software which has the ability to monitor and display system level indicators. Here's how to batch assign them to send an email.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-05-30-07.jpg" />When you've got multiple RDP servers sitting behind a firewall, it's tricky to access more than one through Remote Desktop on a single IP. Here's the solution.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-05-34-48.png" />When working on development projects or doing product demos which utilize email, having an environment you know will work can be critical. For these situations, having a completely self contained email system is imperative, and here's how to set one up.