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How to move a DHCP database from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008


I needed to duplicate my primary DHCP scopes to a secondary DHCP server so I could perform maintenance on my domain controller. Both of my servers are 2003 R2. I came across the following procedure on the Microsoft support site

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Setting the Time on Windows Server Using NTP Server.


To configure an external time source on the PDC emulator, execute the following command (pool.ntp.org, used here only as an example): w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL /update Always restart the windows time service (w32time) when making any changes: net stop w32time

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Guide to Setting Up SQL Server 2008 R2


Not being a fulltime DBA I came across a great guide to setting up SQL Server 2008 R2. I used this to help setup my SQL Server 2012. http://www.idevelopment.info/data/SQLServer/DBA_tips/Installation/INSTALL_4.shtml

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Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces: Virtual Disks Detach After Reboot


I built myself a NAS\SAN in my test lab using Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces, a WD Black 1.5TB disk and a WD Green 2TB disk, Initially this worked well. With the success I decided to upgraded the physical disks to WD Red

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Where is the “All Users” profile in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?


In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2 the “All Users” profile can now be found as the C:\ProgramData directory. There can be shortcuts in the C:\Users\All Users directory to the new location, for compatibility reasons, but in most cases you

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