December 17, 2017

Missing Network Map Under Network and Sharing Center in Windows Vista or Windows 2008

I’ve come across this issue a couple of times now.  The issue is where Vista/Win7/Server 2008 system will display network not connected even though can browse and ping external internet resources.  In the System try you will normally see the Network Adapter with a Red X on it.  Because I’ve run across this a couple […]

Windows 2008 SP1 installation Error

I ran across an issue attempting to install Service Pack 1 on a Windows 2008 R2 server.  I was able to install this service pack on 30 or 40 other servers without issue, but this one would error out about an hour into the installation with the following message. Installation was not successful The system […]

Manage Active Directory(non 2008 r2) With Windows PowerShell

Ever needed to use powershell to work with Active Directory, but don’t have a 2008r2 Domain Controller deployed. I was faced with this issue and found the following MS Article -> Active Directory Management Gateway Service (Active Directory Web Service for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008). The installation process was pretty straight forward, […]

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