How to Use Terminal Services Manager

You may be interested  to take a look at my new How-To article at howtonetworking.com: How to Use Terminal Services Manager (Beginner Level) http://www.howtonetworking.com/RemoteAccess/tsmanager.htm The article describes how to use the Terminal Services Manager MMC in Windows Server 2003 to perform basic and some advanced Terminal Services sessions management such as connecting / disconnecting to sessions, logging of and remote control users’ sessions and managing the processes in the users’ sessions, etc.

Creating Partitioned Table in SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 supports partitioned table to enable database developer to separate tables horizontally to different file groups. This post shows how to create partitioned tables in SQL Server 2005.                     Click “Start”, click “All Programs”, move your mouse on “SQL Server 2005” and then click “SQL Server Management Studio” in the context menu.   Connect to SQL Server 2005 with a Windows account or SQL Server account with adequate privileges. (It’s OK for you not to connect to the server at this time.. However, you need to connect to the server with an appropriate account when you want to … Continue reading Creating Partitioned Table in SQL Server 2005

EventCombMT.exe – A Good Tool To Collect Event Logs

A good tool called EventCombMT.exe in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit or Account Lockout and Management Tools may help network administrators to export specific kinds of event logs to a single text file. Log files may be overwritten and need to be backed up, and the powerful tools such as MOM 2005 are too expensive for smallbusinesses. EventCombMT.exe acts as a simple free tool to help administrators in small businesses to export their specific event logs to a central location in a text file. Let’s start EventCombMT.exe, its main interface is shown in Figure 1. If we are not in … Continue reading EventCombMT.exe – A Good Tool To Collect Event Logs

Move Operations Master Roles by ntdsutil

What would happen if we didn’t either use dcpromo to demote the first domain controller before removing it from the domain or move each Operations Master role seperately before removing the computer? We could use command line tool to assign the Operations Master roles to a new DC. Log on to a member server or domain controller with an administrator account. Click “Start”, click “run”, and enter “cmd“ Enter “ntdsutil“ Enter “roles“ Enter “connections“ Enter “connect to server [ServerName]“ Enter “quit“ to return to the roles level Enter “transfer [RoleName] “ Click “Yes“ on the confirmation dialog The commend line … Continue reading Move Operations Master Roles by ntdsutil

Don’t Forget The Operations Masters

Many IT people would add DCs to the existing Windows network some times after the first implement. At the same time, many IT people like to remove some early DCs from the network because their newly added ones are more powerful. However, many IT people meet problems. Their domain no longer functioning properly after removing the early (exactly first) DCs. This is because the first DC is by default the Operations Master. Before removing it from the network, the administrator needs to run “dcpromo” to demote the DC to a member server. During this process it will automatically transfer the Operations Master … Continue reading Don’t Forget The Operations Masters

Add NICs to Existing Virtual PC

Virtual PC is a fantastic tool to help us build test or experimental environment of Windows Server System. Suppose now we are building a test environment for Windows Server 2003 and its updates. The purpose is to simulate the company’s real network environment and test the Service Pack and other updates. We setup the workstations, member servers and domain controllers on Virtual PC successfully. The next step is to make the scenario as same as the real life environment. We begin to build the Network Address Translation (NAT) server. At this time, we need 2 NICs on the virtual machine. However, by … Continue reading Add NICs to Existing Virtual PC

Where to Find IP Security Monitor in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP?

Microsoft has changed the way IPSec Monitor runs in Windows Server 2003. Dislike it’s in Windows 2000, we can’t start IPSec Monitor by clicking “start”- “Run” then enter “ipsecmon”. In Windows Server 2003, IPSec Monitor becomes a MMC-based tool. We can start it from MMC: Click “start”- “Run” Enter “MMC” Click “File” – “Add/Remove Snap-in…” Click “Add”, and double-click “IP Security Monitor” Click “Close” and click “OK”. We’re all set. Now we can use the powerful tool to check whether our IPSec configurations functions well or not. In Windows XP, IP Security Monitor starts the same way as it is … Continue reading Where to Find IP Security Monitor in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP?