Run Multiple Websites on the Same Port and IP Address on IIS

Posted on October 18, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
second site on iis

By default, during IIS (Internet Information Services) server installation an empty website, “Default Web Site”, that responds on the default TCP 80 web port is created. In the IIS terms, it means that this website bind to port TCP/80. To open the website, just enter the name of the IIS.. read more

VHD Set: Shared Virtual Disks on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on October 12, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - vhd set - new virtual disk type

The next useful innovation that appeared in Windows Server 2016 is the new format of virtual disks — VHD Set (VHDS) enabling the simultaneous use of one virtual disk by multiple virtual machines. This feature is used in guest cluster scenarios (file cluster, SQL Server AlwaysOn FCI, etc.), when shared.. read more

Recovering Files from a RAW Partition using TestDisk

Posted on October 11, 2017 · Posted in Tools, Windows 10
windows 10 raw partition

Recently my old USB drive became unreadable in Windows and started to be seen as RAW. This indicates that Windows cannot determine the structure of the file system on the disk. The reasons why this partition is defined as RAW may be different: the disk may not be formatted, the.. read more

Windows.edb File Too Big – How to Reduce Size

Posted on October 5, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
huge Windows.edb file

Windows.edb is an index database of Windows Search service, which provides faster search of data in the file system due to indexing of files, e-mails in PST files and other content. Obviously, the more files there are in the system, the larger is Windows.edb. In some cases, it can grow.. read more

How to Disable SMB 1.0 in Windows 10 / Server 2016

Posted on October 4, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Set-SmbServerConfiguration - enable audit access via smb1

By default, SMB 1.0 support is still enabled in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. In most cases, it is required to the legacy systems, such as no longer supported Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and older OSs. In the event that there are no such clients left on your.. read more

Fix: Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer Error 0×00000057

Posted on September 29, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
Windows cannot connect to the printer - Operation failed with error 0x00000057

Several times, I ran into the following issue: when trying to connect a network printer from one of the print servers, the error 0×00000057 Windows cannot connect to the printer appeared on a client machine. The error occurred during the installation of the printer driver from the Print Server, and,.. read more

Production Checkpoint in Hyper-V 2016

Posted on September 28, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - production checkpoints

The Hyper-V version available in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 has got a new feature called Production Checkpoints. Checkpoints (previously known as snapshots) appeared in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and represented a mechanism for saving the current state of the virtual machine (saving the states of a disk,.. read more

Fix: Server Stuck on “Preparing to Configure Windows”

Posted on September 27, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer

It is not the first time when I come across the following issue in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012/R2: after the installation of updates or some roles/components, a server prompts to be restarted. Then the message “Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer” appears.. read more

Creating Multiple Partitions on a USB Drive in Windows 10

Posted on September 22, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
second partiotion on usb flash drive - windows 10 v1703

In the release Creators Update (1703) for Windows 10 the in-built support of reading and creating multiple partitions on any USB storage device (no matter if it is a USB drive or disk) appeared. Previously, when connecting a USB stick with several partitions (e. g., created in Linux) to a.. read more

How to Upgrade Windows Server 2016 Evaluation to Full Version

Posted on September 21, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016: This edition cannot be upgraded

If you have installed Windows Server 2016 StandardEvaluation or DatacenterEvaluation (you can download it here after signup) to try the features of the new version of MSFT server platform, you have 180 days to test it. During this period, all features of Windows Server 2016 are available to you. After.. read more