Install Active Directory on Server Core 2008

To install Active Directory on Server Core 2008 you need to run dcpromo.exe in unattended mode. First start notepad on the target Core server and paste the following: [DCINSTALL] InstallDNS=yes NewDomain=forest NewDomainDNSName=<The fully qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name> DomainNetBiosName=<By default, the first label of the fully qualified DNS name> SiteName=<Default-First-Site-Name> ReplicaOrNewDomain=domain ForestLevel=3 DomainLevel=3 DatabasePath="%systemroot%\NTDS" LogPath="%systemroot%\NTDS" RebootOnCompletion=yes SYSVOLPath="%systemroot%\SYSVOL" SafeModeAdminPassword=P@ssw0rd This is example is for a new forest installation with Forest and Domain level set to 2008.

Change Screen Resolution in Server Core 2008

Ever wondered how to change screen resolution in Server Core? I’ve found a blogpost about that here Change resolution on server core And just to simplify it: Locate \HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video{classID}\0000\DefaultSettings.XResolution

Ipod Hardware Reset

Ever got your iPod to lock up? This is how I reset it. Turn keylock on Turn keylock off Press menu and middle buttom for a cuple of seconds. Done.

How to Create Lager Drives Than 256 GB in ESXi 4.0

Recently I’ve tried to create a harddisk for a virtual machine in VMware that I wanted to be 600 GB in size. I ran the “Add Hardware” wizard in vSphere Client and selected the harddisk, typed 600 GB as disk size and !

Enable Remote Desktop on Windows 2008 Server Core

For Windows 2008 , Server Core & Vista clients type: Cscript %windir%\system32\SCRegEdit.wsf /ar 0 For Windows XP & Windows 2003 clients type: cscript %windir%\system32\SCRegEdit.wsf /ar 0 cscript %windir%\system32\SCRegEdit.wsf /cs 0 KB555964 at Microsoft

Enable the unsupported SSH Server in ESXi 4.0

At the console of the ESXi host, press ALT+F1 to access the command shell. Enter unsupported in the console and hit enter. You will not see what you type.

Installing ESXi 4.0 on a USB Pendrive and HP Ml110

I’ve recently installed EXSi 4.0 on my home server. I’ve choosed to install it on a regular USB pendrive. You don’t have to do the unpack and DD trick anymore as the ESXi 4.

Install Vmware Tools on Windows 2008 Server Core

To install VMware tools on server core, do as you usually do: In the vmware consol, in the menu under VM choose Guest –> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools After you’ve done that, probably nothing happens…

How to Disable Ipv6 and Ipv6 Tunnels on Windows 2008 Server Core and Vista

Start the “Registry Editor” by typing “regedit” in a elevated command prompt. Go to: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters Create a new DWORD key named: DisabledComponents and set it to FFFFFFFF (8 F:s). Close “Registry Editor” and reboot the server…

How to Change the Name on a Interface on Windows 2008 Server Core

Sometimes you want to change the name on interfaces in server core to make them more understandable. This is how you do it: First, show the current name of all interfaces: