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Ghosted Domain after removal? Reboot the PDC Emulator

Working with a client today, the problem reported was “I deleted a domain trust and domain over a week ago, yet it persists/exists in ‘Domains and Trusts” still.  Help! We went through the motions he pointed out that he had already done of Can’t remove it from the GUI (in Domains and Trusts) with the error “a …

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IISReset for the Sneaky SharePoint Admin

What First off a disclaimer. In a production SharePoint environment, of course you shouldn’t perform an IISRESET/system reset when users are connected. Buuuuutttttt, in those instances where you are in a jam, or the system is in testing or you’re feeling brazen, I’m just saying you “coullldddd” consider the following… I was working with a …

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Help Eliminate annoying 1111 System Event Log Entries

You know what I’m talking about. You are wading through Event Logs on a server and see a bunch of event logs you are going to ignore, but look critical. RED.  EXCLAMATION POINTS!  Ack! While there are ways to turn this off server side (though I’m still looking for the trick on 2012, must find …

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Which Hyper-V Host Am I on?

I was trying to determine which Hyper-V host I was on today.  I discovered that this setting is captured in the registry (perhaps there is a way in the GUI to find it quickly but I didn’t see anything that stood out). So, with some handy PowerShell (this should work on Windows Server 2008, 2008 …

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What are your “Pain Points”? We’d like to help.

itgroove is a business technology solutions provider. We have lots of tools and technology available that can be used to solve any number of business issues. And we have the knowledge and experience to map the solutions out for you, as well as the skills to implement the needed hardware, software and procedures. You have …

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Windows 8 and Server 2012 are coming!

Woot!  It is now confirmed that Windows 8 and Server 2012 have gone gold/RTM (released to manufacturing).  We’ll have our hands on it August 15th by the sounds of it. Learn More: Microsoft RTMs final Windows 8 and Server 2012 code Of course for our customers, we don’t recommend jumping in until you have properly …

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ITPro’s, Don’t forget about the Jamaicans

While the toolset has grown over the years, it started some time ago as Winternal/SysInternals and Mark Russonovich’s “Jamaicans”. You know… RegMon DiskMon And FileMon Well, some of those have been renamed and/or moved into other tools but the SysInternals suite of tools is still the best set of FREE resources for digging into why …

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Why Good Hardware Doesn’t Ensure Good Networking and Communication

Given that you can’t have good technology without good technology, a lot of business owners and managers assume that having the best, top-of-the-line hardware naturally assures that their company will have great networking and communication. That’s not always the case, however, and even spending huge amounts of money on having the latest and greatest hardware, …

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Quick Reference for determining when a server was last rebooted

I’m always googling this information because I can’t recall the event ID so I’ve decided to quickly paraphrase it. If, as part of troubleshooting, you are trying to determine when the last Windows Server reboot was, these are useful clues: In the Windows System Event Log Event 6005 – this was when the server was …

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