NicolTIP#026: How to fix poor network performance connecting with windows 2008/R2 in Remote Desktop and File Share

Remote Desktop 6.0 leverages a new feature called auto-tuning for the TCP/IP receive window that could be causing the trouble. Window Auto-Tuning could have issues on some networks, and cheap SOHO routers. I fixed typing the following command on the server I was not able to connect: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted after this…

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NicolTIP#011: Boot Windows Server 2008 R2 from VHD within Windows 7

Bare in mind that I already have Windows 7 installed. Physical disk that will hold VHD file must be formatted (does not have to be empty, can not be USB) Boot from Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD When first installation dialog box appears pres SHIFT + F10 to open command prompt Launch diskpart At diskpart…

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NicolTIP#009: How to Sysprep a machine with Windows 2003, Windows 2008 / 2008R2, Windows 7

I’m writing here because every time I need to set up a bunch of virtual machines, I have to go back and look up where to find the Sysprep tool and how to use it.   Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\sysprep\sysprep.exe     Windows 2003: Open <DVD>:\Support\Tools\Deploy.cab and extract setupcl.exe, setupmgr.exe, and…

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