I’m hosting a website for a friend and the other day he inquired if I was backing up the data on his website since he was going to update his site and wanted to make sure he could recover the site in case everything went fubar. I hadn’t really put much thought into regular backups, […]
So, you were installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and when it came to choosing an edition you went with the Server Core, that minimalistic installation with the reduced attack surface was tempting. Now you’re sitting there staring at a command prompt asking yourself what the heck you were thinking. Don’t abort right away! give Server […]
This is NOT a detailed step by step guide on how to do this, it’s just a rough sketch mainly intended for my future self so that I can reference it if I ever need to set this up again. If you found this by searching google or something then there are more useful sites out there and I’ll name a couple that I found useful at the bottom of this post.
So there I was, running Windows Update on bunch of computers at work like I do every month and on the final computer something goes awry, on the console there’s an innocent “preparing to configure, do not turn off your computer” message.. so what’s the big deal? you might ask, well .. this one wasn’t going away. I waited few minutes, then some more and when I had waited for something like 10-15 minutes I felt my stomach cramp up (since that’s forever in my perspective since I have horrible luck restarting physical machines, they tend to die on me). Something just had to go wrong on the last one .. and here I was looking forward to going home, start my extended weekend and catch up on some sleep.
Jóhannes H. Laxdal is a specialized humanoid carbon unit whose field is computers and telling lousy jokes, it has a tendency to put "well" before every sentence it utters. In here you will find its ramblings about computer-related stuff.
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