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How to create a Bootable USB to install Windows Server iso image to fix the error BOOTMGR missing

The most recent Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview iso is so large that only some DVDs readers can read it.  Example try loading it on a Dell PowerEdge server.  The iso was greater than 4.7GB and therefore was not burnable on the single layer DVDs we had.  Simply copying the iso to a USB thumb drive will error […]

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Extending volume size in Windows 2012 R2 error “the parameter is incorrect”

Recently while expanding the disk size on a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM, we received an error message pop-up saying “the parameter is incorrect”. We noticed that Disk Management was now showing the correct updated disk size but the incorrect original (smaller) size was still showing in windows explorer properties and in server manager. We […]

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How do I install WordPress on windows server 2012

How do I install WordPress on windows server 2012. You download and run the Microsoft Web Platform Installer wpilauncher.exe file.  Then click on Applications link on the top of the page and then select WordPress and click the Install button. First download and run the Microsoft Web Platform Installer wpilauncher.exe file. Second select Applications link […]

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Installing applications / programs on remote desktop terminal server 2008R2 or 2012R2

When you add programs on a Terminal Server, you should follow the directions below by going to Control Panel -> Programs -> “Install Application on Remote Desktop…”  You can see the Microsoft article on this here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742815.aspx (shown for 2008R2, same process in 2012R2) Also see this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff432698.aspx See our RDP youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Wx0i8Mv60 <iframe […]

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Anti-virus on Riptide’s Windows Server Hosting

Update for Windows Server 2016 – Windows Defender is built-in to Windows Server 2016 and is provided at no charge.  If you have Windows Server 2012 R2, we can install MS System Center Endpoint Protection on your server for a nominal monthly fee (Windows Defender does not exist for Windows Server 2012r2).  You are always […]

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Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Windows Server comes with Internet Explorer (you are also free to download another browser of your choice such as Chrome or Firefox). Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is a security feature that can be enabled or disabled.  If enabled, when you open IE you will see something like this “Internet Explorer Enhanced Security […]

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Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life is July 2015

Extended support for Windows Server 2003 ends July 14, 2015 which means all patches and security updates will end in July 2015. Now is the time to begin planning your migration to Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Migration time is a great time to utilize a datacenter for uptime as well […]