Decommission WSUS 3 on Small Business Server

I am slowly but surely moving all of the services from Windows SBS 2008 onto our brand new Windows 2016 Server. This article covers the steps I took to decommission WSUS 3 after switching to WSUS 4. Firstly, I checked that none of my clients were still connecting to WSUS 3. Once I established this, … Continue reading Decommission WSUS 3 on Small Business Server

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SQL Server File Locations for Default Instances

Each Instance of SQL Server has its own set of Executables (sqlservr.exe) and Data Files. The file locations for the default instance are different depending upon the version installed. Essentially, this is to allow multiple versions of SQL Server to happily co-existing on the same server. The table below lists the default file locations (as … Continue reading SQL Server File Locations for Default Instances

Fitting USB3 into a DELL PowerEdge R510 Server

USB3 is not supported natively within Windows Server 2008 (or Windows 7), and therefore Dell has always seemed reluctant to fit USB3 hardware into its Servers. To make matters worse, most USB3 cards require some sort of SATA Power from the main board, and Dell does not provide these connectors inside the chassis either. So, … Continue reading Fitting USB3 into a DELL PowerEdge R510 Server

Microsoft IIS Bindings and Hosting Multiple Web Sites

This article covers the configuration of multiple web sites within a single installation of Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). In order to do this, we need to establish an understanding of how “Bindings” work. An “out of the box” installation of IIS will create a “Default Web Site” that listens on Port 80. This is … Continue reading Microsoft IIS Bindings and Hosting Multiple Web Sites

Group Policy: Disabling Internet Explorer Add-Ons

If you want to enable / disable an Internet Explorer Add-On via group policy, you will firstly need the “Class ID” of the Add-On. Within IE, select “Manage Add-Ons” from the Tools Menu. From there, select your Add-On and click “More Information”. For the purposes of  this example, I have chosen the “Java™ Plug-In SSV … Continue reading Group Policy: Disabling Internet Explorer Add-Ons