Windows Server 2012 R2

Looking to find our System Info on a Windows server via CMD

Run > CMD > systeminfo Host Name: “<HostName>” OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation OS Configuration: Member Workstation OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free Registered Owner: <***> Registered Organization: <***> Product ID: <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX> Original Install Date: 05/08/2014, 10:44:40 System Boot Time: 24/09/2016, 03:03:23 System Manufacturer:…

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Microsoft Change to OS Patching

I found this article @ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/08/30/a-bit-about-the-windows-servicing-model/ I want to thank Paul Bergson for this great update. I do think this import to all our Techies out there! Hello, Paul Bergson back again with a discussion on the upcoming changes to our monthly patch releases to align down-level supported operating systems, updating practices to coincide with the…

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SAMBA on RHEL Mounted to Windows

What Samba Samba allows file and print sharing between computers running Windows and computers running Unix. It is an implementation of dozens of services and a dozen protocols, including: NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NBT) SMB. Steps to setup Samba Share Step 1. Install Samba on server use Yum (new version dnf) i.e.: sudo yum install samba…

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Share a folder in Windows 2012

I Found this on the Net and helped me a lot. Open Server Manager and navigate to File and Storage Services. Once there, go to Shares and, from the Tasks menu, choose the New Share option (Figure A). Figure A Starting the share creation process The first question you’re asked is one regarding the protocol…

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Windows – MSTSC or RDP

I can never remember the server the easy command hence the reason why this is on this blog. log in to the console. From cmd line : mstsc /v:servername /admin mstsc /v:servername /console From Microsoft TechNet: To open Remote Desktops, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Remote Desktops. Using the…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Nic Teaming

What is NIC Teaming? A solution commonly employed to solve the network availability and performance challenges is NIC Teaming. NIC Teaming (aka NIC bonding, network adapter teaming, Load balancing and failover, etc.) is the ability to operate multiple NICs as a single interface from the perspective of the system. In Windows Server 2012, NIC Teaming provides…

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Multi-Path on Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, we can use “Storage Explorer” to locate World Wide Name (WWN). Started from Windows Server 2012, “Storage Explorer” was removed. To find WWN in Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, we can use PowerShell to perform “Get-InitiatorPort“. Once you have done your Zoning on your SAN Switches, you…

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