Category Archives: Windows Server 2008 R2

Assign a Drive Letter from the Command Line Using DiskPart

Here’s how you can assign a drive letter to a volume using the command line tool DiskPart. For more information, see this TechNet article. diskpart list volume select volume n assign letter F Hope this helps!

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Configure IIS 7 to Listen on Specific IP Addresses with Netsh

If you are trying to run multiple types of web servers on a single Windows server, you may have noticed that IIS locks onto all of the available IP addresses on the system by default.  You can easily remedy this … Continue reading

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Physical to Virtual Disk with Disk2vhd – Online

Have you ever wanted to convert a physical HDD to a VHD?  One cool utility from Sysinternals / Microsoft is Disk2vhd. Disk2vhd lets you keep your machine online and take a snapshot of a physical disk as a Microsoft VHD.  You can … Continue reading

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HowTo: Change Remote Desktop Port

Have you ever wanted to change the port on which the Remote Desktop Service listens?  Here’s how you do it: Open the registry editor (regedit.exe) Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber From the Edit menu, click Modify, and then … Continue reading

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2: Make SP1 Permanent

If you are pretty sure you aren’t going to be rolling back Service Pack 1 on your Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 machine, you can free up some space by making it permanent.  This will remove all the … Continue reading

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