Category Archives: Windows Server

Clearing All Event Viewer Logs

With the advent of Windows Vista and Server 2008, the Event Viewer became the central location for all things related to logging for pretty much everything Windows related. Sometimes, especially when bringing a new system online, you need a bit of clarity. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to clear all of the logs in a single motion using the UI. A quick bit of batch file kung fu solves this issue for us.

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Using Gene6 FTP Server (v3.10.0.15d) with Windows Server 2012

[UPDATE: OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.1h which is no longer vulnerable to the hearbleed bug.]

If you’re still using Gene6 FTP Server then you’re already aware that the developer has gone MIA. Nonetheless, as it stands, it still reigns as the best of its kind. Since there‚Äôs no way to know if the developer will ever be back or if the site could suddenly go offline, I decided to mirror the installation files as well as update the last known release to ensure its compatibility with Windows Server 2012. Hopefully this will help those of us who have valid licences and still use this awesome, albeit dead, FTP server.

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Installing CentOS 5.5 with Linux Integration Services 2.1 on Hyper-V R2

Hyper-V R2 brings some powerful virtualization to the table for those of us who do not have either the skills or the desire to work with virtual machineware. Most fans of Hyper-V are also likely to be well versed in Windows and may often lack the knowledge to rummage through Linux. Although there are many resources available regarding Linux on Hyper-V, I felt that most assumed the reader had intimate knowledge with Linux, which is often not the case.

For Windows administrators new to Linux who wish to provide virtualized services to their end-users, my recommendation is to stick to CentOS 5.5. Being a close derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the officially supported distribution by Microsoft, installation of the Integration Components is simplified and stability is matched to what is found when running RHEL.

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