Ever wonder how to beat the speed limitation on the network interface card (NIC)? Or better yet, provide a redundant connection to your server? I set out to research how to make this happen. Through my research, I found out about network teaming on Windows Server 2012 R2, and how it can provide both speed and redundancy for a server infrastructure. This article shows you briefly how to configure network teaming on Windows Server. The server is a Dell PowerEdge server with a quad port NIC. I’m going to connect all four ports into a Link Aggregated Connection Protocol (LACP) mode.
It’s been a long time folks!
I have missed the art of blogging. It definitely waxes and wanes in my life. I am praying that this wax continues to grow and allows me to make a nice corner of the internet of my own. This post will announce the beginning of my adventure as a freelancer on the Fiverr platform.
In this world of the internet, the number one form of communication is with email. The number one email provider for a custom professional email address is Google Suite. Don’t get left out in the cold by a client who reads your email address from a “hotmail.com” or “yahoo.com”. Show them a professional touch with an email address that matches your website.
I was trying to create a partition in the vFlash memory of the iDRAC controller for this Dell PowerEdge server that I was building. I needed to create it using the Server 2012r2 ISO image file. Well, the Dell tech had me run a firmware update. Turns out when I tried to update, the update got stuck. This article will show who to clear a stuck iDRAC job queue.
I was struggling the other day with activating Windows Server 2012 R2. It kept saying the key was invalid, I know it was correct. I ended up calling Microsoft and this is what they had me do.
Sometimes you want to install programs for all users to be able to use on a Remote Desktop Session Host environment. If you are installing a program that is not installed using an MSI file, you need to run the following command before installing:
This fix applies if you are running a “quick” install of Remote Desktop Services on a single server. It will fail most of the time, unless you perform the following workaround.
At one point in time, I found myself needing to move data from one server to a new server. Often times this happens when replacing a server. So the server had about a terabyte of data on it. Pretty small, considering. But there were hundreds of thousands of files and folders.
I could just copy this data using Windows Explorer, but that isn’t as fun! I set out to build a script to copy this data and I used Windows built in utility called Robocopy.
This utility is epic. There are so many things you can do with it. I’m going to highlight just a few for you.
I thought that I would share a story today of Jedi powers. It was a long time ago, when I worked as a hardware technician at my alma mater. I loved these days, they were so simple and the work was great. I was getting paid minimal wage and enjoying learning more outside of class about my career than in class. (Except for your classes Dr. H!)
This week was half the visits that I had the week prior. This may be because the numbers were inflated with my own visits as I was building the blog. Could have also been inflated as it was brand new and the social hits were higher because of it. As things have started to steady out, the social hits have slowed down.