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How can I stop Server Manager from loading up at start-up on Windows Server 2012

If you would rather open the server manager manually, then follow these steps to prevent it auto starting: Go into Server Manager, click on the Manage menu item, then go to Server Manager Properties. Once there, simply tick on Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon. That will prevent it from starting up every time.

How can I clear all the remote desktop session remotely

There are 2 methods to do this: Method 1: Open CMD with admin right, then — A. Type “qwinsta /” into the window, replacing “” with the IP address of your server. When you hit “Enter,” a list of active remote-desktop connections will appear. Each session will have an ID number assigned to it. B. […]

How can I remove hidden network adapters from my Hyper-V / VMware Windows Virtual Machine

When using Windows based virtual machines, especially those deployed from templates, you may occasionally receive the notification “The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter” This issue occurs if a network adapter with the same IP address is in the Windows registry but is hidden in the Device Manager (My Computer […]

Why does my Windows 2008 server keep loosing its gateway IP?

I have come across this issue and it seems most common in virtual machines. The fix I found is: Logon to the server (using ILO or virtual console) NIC settings (and write down all settings) Open a CMD prompt with elevated permissions (“Run as Administrator”) Run the command: netsh int ip reset Reboot the server […]

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Are there any registry keys or files that the account specified for a performance alert requires?

When you create a performance alert, by default it runs as the Network Service account. However, you can specify a different account for its execution. If you specify another account, ensure that the named account has the following rights: * Read access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionPerflib * Full Access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSysmonLog and its subkeys * Read […]

What’s a rootkit, and how can I check for rootkits installed on my machine?

A rootkit is a term used to describe mechanisms that allow malware such as viruses and spyware to hide their existence from tools that are designed to eradicate them. Rootkits commonly open back doors to systems so that malicious intruders can access the system with administrative credentials or intruders use them on the machine to […]

Why do 10 million people play World Of Warcraft ?

A friend of mine recently sent me this email and I believe it answers the title of this post perfectly:

I guess it’s a combination of things. Work was taking up more of my time and WOW felt like a second job when just one job was already enough for me. But ultimately it came down to this. If I put in 10 hours pumping out presentations for my boss, reading about mutual funds online, etc. I came out the better for it. However, if I spent the same 10 hours playing, maybe I’d get a level up out of it but when I log off the game, what do I have to show for the last 10 hours of my life. Not much.