Category: Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008

Retrieve XenDesktop version

If you have inherited a XenDesktop environment or you are just doing an audit and need to know which version of XenDesktop version you are running you can use PowerShell to retrieve that information for you.  The command to issue is: Get-BrokerController This will give you similar output to below where you can view the …

Windows Server 2008

Hyper-V Component Architecture poster updated

Microsoft have updated their Hyper-V Component Architecture poster to include the changes in the recently RTM’d SP1. You can download it here: Description: “This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, RemoteFX and …

Windows Server 2008

How to move a WSS 3.0 Sharepoint Database

If you install WSS 3.0 and you install the default SQL Server Express edition you do not get an option to install the database to a specific location. By default the database is installed in C:\Windows\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\Data.  If you have it installed on server hardware with drives configured for best performance and redundancy i.e. RAID 1 …

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Performance Tuning Windows Server 2008 R2

Tim Newton from the performance team at Microsoft has written 2 really good articles on how to monitor and tune performance on Windows Server 2008 R2. He goes into counters, CPU, memory, pagefiles etc etc. Definitely worth a read