Windows Server – How to Add Disks Performance Tab in Task Manager

Sometimes you might find yourself on a virtual machine or a server with no disk performance monitoring settings under task manager, like the image below…       To enable the disk statistic feature in Windows server, or in any windows OS run the following command in command prompt!   diskperf -y You should now …

WDS + MDT 2013 + Temporary WSUS for seamless offline updates

On my quest for seamlessly integrating MDT + WDS I also wanted to save bandwidth on Windows updates. Normally we would just setup a WSUS server for the domain and that would be it. However I wanted these machines to get updates from the WSUS server BEFORE they join any domain, since I will be …

Home-Lab Cheslio iWARP and SMB Direct

I wanted to talk about why I chose iWARP as my RDMA transport rather than RoCE. First of all I’m a big fan of always using the open standard to any networking protocol rather than the closed source version. IWARP is an IETF defined standard, whereas RoCE is not. IWARP uses TCP as the transport …

How to Migrate from a 2003 to 2012 Domain Environment

Migrating from a 2003 to 2012 Domain environment can sound complicated, but Microsoft has made it rather easy. My main reasons for migrating from a 2003 to 2012 environment are as followed: More stable AD More features FRS to DFSR means much smoother replication More secure 2008 Namespace for DFS AD Recycle Bin Along with …

Folder Redirection on AppData – Getting rid of the ” Open File Security Warning”

So you’ve probably ¬†implemented folder redirection along with AppData (roaming)¬†for your laptops users, then your laptop users are complaining they’re getting a “Open FIle – Security Warning”. Just like below… The simple fix is add your domain to your intranet zone so that your PC trusts where the files are coming from. You can create …

How to setup Active Directory Sites and Services

First let’s begin and discuss why one would want to setup sites and services. The main points are as follow: Site Group Policy Objects are the second items applied in the GPO hierarchy. (Local, Site, Domain, OU) Domain joined computers will query the closest domain controller to them. DFS clients can find the closest namespace …