How to enable ping response on Windows Server 2008

By default windows server 2008’s firewall blocks ping requests. Here is how you can enabled it: 1) Open the windows firewall console. 2) Click inbound rules. 3) Find “File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)” and click enable rule. (if you need IPv6 you will need to enable that too) Or by command line:…

How to disable the shutdown event tracker in Windows Server 2008

1) Open the group policy editor. Start->run->gpedit.msc 2) Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System 3) Edit the “Display Shutdown Event Tracker” setting and select Disabled.


What version is installed again? (Part 2)

In my last post I showed how the Microsoft Dynamics CRM build number can be displayed on the desktop of the CRM application server. At the end of the post I mentioned the draw-back of the approach is that you must know the revision number that represents each rollup. So in this post I will demonstrate…


What version is installed again?

If you are like me you probably have several CRM VPCs that you use with different versions installed to match your target environment. Keeping track of what CRM rollup version is installed on each can be a tedious task. So why not show the version of CRM on the desktop of the server?  Here is…


Command Prompt Here!

I find it is often useful when you are setting up your server or development environment to be able to open a command prompt from an explorer window in the folder that the window is on.  Here is a way to set this up: