Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

If you are like me and have multiple Windows DNS servers to manage, you find that it gets tiresome to constantly update, clear the cache and restart the DNS Server service.  Scripting to the Rescue! Here is a batch file Continue reading Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD)

Every now and then, Microsoft does something that totally impresses me.  It doesn’t happen often, but in this case I must say I am thoroughly impressed with Windows Server Backup. One of the long time issues with Windows Backup has Continue reading Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD)

Reconnect VHD on Windows Startup – Windows Server 2008/2012

I discovered this problem while setting up a Windows 2012 Backup to a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD).  What I found is that Microsoft does a lousy job of connecting VHD files as disks.  The problem is that the disks are Continue reading Reconnect VHD on Windows Startup – Windows Server 2008/2012

IIS 7.5 FTP 530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.

There are a ton of articles out there addressing this issue. I’m not going to repeat them here. What I am going to share is what to do when you’ve followed all of those articles and it still does not seem to work. Continue reading IIS 7.5 FTP 530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.

Using ShadowSpawn and Robocopy to copy in use files over a low bandwidth connection.

I had a Mail Server that needed to be moved from one location to another without interrupting service. The new server and the old server are in two different locations separated by many miles. The only connection between the two Continue reading Using ShadowSpawn and Robocopy to copy in use files over a low bandwidth connection.

Backup via Batch with no 3rd party software

Here was my challenge. I need a temporary backup solution that does not use any 3rd party tools and will give a backup of the past X days (14 in my case). This solution must not be a resource hog. Continue reading Backup via Batch with no 3rd party software

[SOLVED] Cant connect to shell or management console

Oh This was so much fun! I had the exact experience this guy did with a new SBS Server 2011 after we installed a web application. This was the only fix that really worked. BTW the Exchange Management Shell and Continue reading [SOLVED] Cant connect to shell or management console