If you’re anything like me, you have a considerable amount of downloaded content (music, tv shows, movies) stored away on a desktop PC. Over the years this library has grown considerably and back in the day before the plethora of mobile devices we now own, having this only available on the desktop was fine. However, in 2017 this ‘stuff’ needs to be accessible on all your devices.
This was an annoying little issue I came up against when trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine.
The normal procedure is to use Server Manager | Add Roles & Features and select .NET Framework 3.5 features from the list, see below
2016 was the second full year for TechSupportPro | UK, and a very productive one it was. With a trip to Leeds, UK, I attended a Microsoft tech day, and got my first look at Windows Server 2016. I tested my first wearable device, a Microsoft Band 2 and I also got a first look at Windows 10 Mobile. 2016 was one to remember.
VPN – Site to Site / Host to Site / Host to Host
- IPSec – Provides authentication & data encryption – Operates at the network layer
- GRE – Generic Routing Encapsulation, encapsulates the data, operates at network layer & is a CISCO technology.
- SSL VPN – Main use is eCommerce, uses cryptography (secure authentication & communications)
- PTP / PPTP – Port 1723 UDP, Point to Point, layer 2, PPTP has been largely replaced by L2TP with IPSec.
Explain the function of the following network devices
You have backed up your server, configured a schedule to backup your data periodically; but what happens when disaster strikes? Can you recover the server, operating system and data? Well in this post I’ll look at the recovery process and the various options available.
ipconfig is a command line utility available in all versions of Windows. Designed to be run from the command prompt, it allows the user to get the IP address information and network configuration from a Windows computer.
Pinging Internet connections and network devices can be an extremely useful first step when diagnosing network problems. Windows has a tool called Ping, which, as the title of this post suggests, is run from the command line. It is used to test the reliability of a host on an IP network, and to measure the time taken for messages sent from the originating computer to reach the destination host or network device.
In my day to day role as an IT Pro, I have to visit customer sites to perform hardware maintenance. Today is one of those on days for me. I was tasked with replacing a failing HDD within a server located in a customer data centre. In modern servers a failed HDD is not a problem, they are hot swap. Unfortunately this server is nearly 15 years old, runs Windows NT4 Workstation, and the drive is buried deep inside the machine. The only option is to visit site and replace it.
I have three devices with me capable of taking photos, the traditional digital camera (FZ45), a smart phone (Lumia 930) & finally my tablet (Surface 2). The Club Hotel Aguamarina overlooks the bay of Arenal d’en Castell, a stunning view.