Installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
There might be requirements of installing .Net Framework 3.5 in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and you will most likely run into problems while installing it.
If you are trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 from the Server Manager GUI, you will see this when installing the feature:
“Do you want to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files…”
To solve this, you can either:
1. Go to a command prompt and enter this:
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all /Source:d:sourcessxs /LimitAccess
Note: Source should be the Windows installation disc. In my case, this was located on D:
2. Go down to “Specify an alternate source path” and enter “d:sourcessxs” as the path.
Now you can proceed with installation.
IE 11 Out now for Windows 7
IE 11 for windows 7 is out now, it’s available for download. The tagline for IE 11 in Microsoft website is
Fast and fluid for Windows 7
IE 11 System requirements
- A Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC/ Windows 7
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
IE 11 CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM HERE
VMware Workstation 10 now supports Windows 8.1
With the release of Windows 8.1, VMware has added support of Windows8.1 to Vmware workstation 10. The Unity mode has been enhanced to seamlessly work with Windows 8.1 UI changes.Workstation 10 can now convert a Windows 8.1 physical PC to a virtual machine.
VMware Workstation 10 features
- Support for 16 vCPUs, 8 TB SATA disks and 64GB of RAM
- New Virtual SATA disk controller
- Now supporting 20 virtual networks
- USB3 streams support for faster file copying
- Improved application and Windows VM startup times
- SSD Pass through
Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android and ios
Microsoft released its Remote Desktop application for both Android and iOS. This makes it easy to control your Windows desktop from your Android or iOS device.
Microsoft Remote Desktop (Free) | Google Play
Microsoft Remote Desktop (Free) | iTunes App Store
Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 are now available online and in the Windows Store.
The final versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT8.1 are available online and in windows store for download. Windows 8.1 preview is no longer available for download. You must install the final version of Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 before January 2014 when the license the preview will expire. If you’ve been using the preview, you should update to the final edition as soon as possible to avoid an interruption in using your PC.
For up-gradtion help to windows 8.1 from Windows vista or Xp , refer here
For buying Microsoft Windows 8.1, Visit Microsoft Online Store
How to Set MaxPageSize in Active Directory
Certain LDAP clients can only receive the first 1,000 results when they make an LDAP query to Active Directory, when more results exist that satisfy the query scope. If there are 1,200 results to be returned, the client will receive the “Size Limit Exceeded” error when the paging control is not used.
Microsoft lists MaxPageSize as:
MaxPageSize – This value controls the maximum number of objects that are returned in a single search result, independent of how large each returned object is. To perform a search where the result might exceed this number of objects, the client must specify the paged search control. This is to group the returned results in groups that are no larger than the MaxPageSizevalue. To summarize, MaxPageSize controls the number of objects that are returned in a single search result.
Default value: 1,000
Here are the steps for showing and changing the default MaxPageSize in AD.
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790] (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp. C:Documents and Settingsusername>ntdsutil ntdsutil: ldap policies ldap policy: connections server connections: connect to server <yourservername> Binding to <yourservername> ... Connected to <yourservername> using credentials of locally logged on user. server connections: q ldap policy: show values Policy Current(New) MaxPoolThreads 4 MaxDatagramRecv 1024 MaxReceiveBuffer 10485760 InitRecvTimeout 120 MaxConnections 5000 MaxConnIdleTime 900 MaxPageSize 1000 MaxQueryDuration 120 MaxTempTableSize 10000 MaxResultSetSize 262144 MaxNotificationPerConn 5 MaxValRange 0 ldap policy: set maxpagesize to 7000 ldap policy: commit changes ldap policy: q ntdsutil: q
No Restart is required for this settings change
How to edit the password policy on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2012
It’s not possible directly to edit the password policies in AD setup both in Windows 2008 and 2012 environment. Before doing the changes have a look into the current settings, and backup if necessary. To check the currents settings, type ‘gpedit.msc’ in command prompt and then navigate to ‘Computer SettingsWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsAccount PoliciesPassword Policy’ section.
- Go to a command prompt
- Type ‘secedit /export /cfg c:local.cfg‘ and hit enter
- Using notepad, edit c:local.cfg (keep a backup if required)
- Look for the line which you want to edit. For eg. “PasswordComplexity = 1” and change it to “PasswordComplexity = 0”
- Save the file
- At a command prompt type ‘secedit /configure /db %windir%securitylocal.sdb /cfg c:local.cfg /areas SECURITYPOLICY
This will apply the new settings and refreshing the gpedit.msc should reflect the new settings
Set your new less complex password!