Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison

I am not a Windows Server guy but spotted this handy comparison chart Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison “This chart illustrates the differences among the various Windows Server 2012 R2 products and editions, including the various editions of Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, Storage Server, and MultiPoint Server. The chart includes information…

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Top ten Blog posts of 2013

First off I wish you all a happy 2014 to all So as is traditional at the start of the new year is a quick look back at my most popular blog postings of 2013 (see previous years top 10’s 2012 2011,2010) 8 things to try if Windows 8 can’t find your wireless or network…

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Download Windows Server Essentials Media Pack

Windows Server Essentials Media Pack “This pack enables the media streaming functionality for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role in Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. By downloading and installing this pack, you will be able to restore the media streaming functionality.” Download…

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A number of Windows 8.1 Resources

Just spotted a few useful downloads related to Windows 8.1 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 “Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 from a remote computer that is running…

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Microsoft Windows Energy Calculator Windows 8 App

Back a few years I blogged about the Microsoft Server Energy Savings Calculator which you could use to estimate server energy spend and savings with Microsoft Virtualisation technologies… Well know there is a Windows 8 app that I think does pretty much the same job – Microsoft Windows Energy Calculator App Download the Microsoft Windows…

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Download Internet Explorer 10 Language Packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Download the latest version of Internet Explorer 10 Language Packs (i counted 186 of them)   “The Internet Explorer 10 Language Packs install language specific resource files, allowing users to view the user interface (UI) of Internet explorer 10 in a different supported language. To use these language packs, you must install the matching OS…

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Download Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB2811522)

Just pointing out this update for important security update for Internet Explorer Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 (KB2811522) Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 : Download the Windows8-RT-KB2811522-x86.msu package now. Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 x64-based systems Download the…

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Automatically enable or disable application isolation in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB 2732814)

“Application isolation is a new printing feature in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. This feature isolates applications from print drivers so that applications do not crash if a print driver crashes. Application isolation makes every application that interacts with a printer driver more stable. “ Read more at the full KB 2732814 article…

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How to enable or disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows (KB929852)

Real handy KB article (KB929852) on How to disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows that provides automated Microsoft fixits to enable or disable IPV6, as well as manually instructions howeveer please note “We do not recommend disabling IPv6. However, if you must disable IPv6 or components of IPv6, follow the steps…

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Struggling to access Windows Update?

and you are running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, it could likely mean you are not running the latest Service Pack. You can fix this automatically with Microsoft Fixit 50777 Read the full KB article (2497281) You may be unable to access the Windows Update website from Windows XP, Windows 2000 or…

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