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Jan 29 2014

Download extpart and Extend the Windows C: Partition

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Windows 2003 Server and XP do not provide any tool to extend the boot partition. Diskpart, Microsoft default disk manager, works with secondary volumes only.In this context, Dell have released ExtPart, a free piece of software you can download for free that works on any hardware (I was successful on HP servers). Download Extpart Dell […]

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Mar 11 2013

RDP Extra Session on Windows Terminal Server

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Windows 2003 Server comes with 2 remote desktop sessions for administration. If another session is initiated, you will get the following error message:  A workaround exists though, Microsoft have made a hidden extra session available. It can be started running mstsc from the command line. /v:server is not mandatory, you can set it on the […]

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Dec 15 2012

Windows Remote Server/NAS Sync and Backup Files

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robocopy is a tool that copies files but more interestingly, it lets you synchronize data from a server (or a NAS) to another Windows server. It is provided with the Windows 2003 Server resource kit tools or natively in Windows 2008 Server and above.Synchronization takes little bandwidth with Robocopy and can be a good way […]

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Dec 04 2012

Hyper-v “error loading operating system” after running disk2vhd

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Converting a physical Windows 2003 Server to a Hyper-v virtual machine with disk2vhd tool may throw the following generic error on a black screen on boot:  Needless to say Windows is not even starting.I tried to repair Windows with a 2003 server image, fixmbr, fixboot, and they all failed.The Master Boot Record needs to be […]

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Apr 16 2012

Slow Opening of Office Files through a Network

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Your Excel files on remote networks take up to 2 minutes to load? You think there’s something wrong with your VPN or you need to tune Office? Not at all, here’s how to load your files in just a few seconds! I couldn’t understand why my remote files were so slow to open from a Windows […]

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