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Cisco IOS login Authentication with RADIUS (Server 2008 NPS)

Having progressed further into the world of Cisco I’ve recently looked at enabling login authentication via RADIUS. This was done on a Cisco 877W with Windows Server 2008 running the Network Policy Server role. Cisco Commands – I’d begin by specifying a local user to ensure you have access to the device should RADIUS go […]

Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V loses network connectivity

We’ve had a number of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 servers that were running Hyper-V now drop network connectivity at random – which as imagined was causing a bit of a headache! Having updated drivers and firmware for the Dell PowerEdge servers the issue still continued. No obvious logs were noted and the only immediate fix […]

Disabling SBCore service – SBS Shutdown every hour

With a few SBS 2003 to 2008 migrations going over the 21 day limit (unfortunately due to third party support on line-of-business applications) we found it necessary to use the below to stop the SBS 2003 server shutting down every hour. I do not recommend this or support this as it is in breach of […]

Install Exchange 2007 SP2 on SBS 2008

Currently running through an Exchange Service Pack 2 install for Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008. For ease of reference I thought I’d briefly list the main three steps below: Download the Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 – Exchange 2007 Downloads Run through the following KB Article referencing “You cannot install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack […]

IE Start Menu shortcut broken

Recently had a Vista machine infected with the fake Windows Security Center rubbish, this was cleared relatively easy by running SuperAntiSpyware. We tend to¬†favour MalwareBytes however this was being blocked by the infection (even after renaming mbam.exe to something else). Once SuperAntiSpyware had finished and the system was rebooted we ran MalwareBytes along with some […]