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Change the DPI on a remote desktop session

When logging into a Remote Desktop session on Server 2008 R2 you may find you cannot alter the DPI/Text size settings, for spome users on larger monitors this could pose a problem, luckily Microsoft have realesed a Hotfix to address the issue.

You can find out more about the issue and download the hotfix from […]

Print Management

This is a tool i don’t use very often but when i come to use it i can never find it and it happened again to me the other day so this time i made a note.

Normally it is located in Administrative Tools but if it not there it probably needs installing to do […]

Windows Backup – Volume Shadow Copy Error 0x8004230f – unexpected provider error

I received this error whilst using Backup Assist which in uses Windows Backup to backup the server there appears to be several things that can cause this error see this article

My particular problem was caused by trying to backup to a large usb hard drive (3tb) on a Windows Server 2008 machine see this […]

Windows Server 2008 R2 STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start

A Windows 2008 R2 Domain controller started coming up with with the following error, coincidentally at the same time one of the drives failed in the raid array

STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Error Status: 0xc0000001. Please shutdown this […]

Temporary Profile on Windows 7

I came across a Windows 7 machine that kept logging on with a temporary profile, after i removed the profile folder in C:\Users, after a bit of digging it was due to a registry key being wrong, this key is located in.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList in here you will see an entry called S-1-5-21 with the […]

Connecting Windows 2008 Terminal Server to SBS 2003

When joining a Windows 2008 server to a SBS 2003 network to be used as a terminal server it doesn’t automatically show up on the RWW as an Application Sharing Server to add the server to RWW you need to modify some registry keys on both the SBS2003 server and the 2008 server.

First on […]