Category Archives: Windows

Windows Server 2012 Start Menu

Got to C:\ in file explorer and select the View tab.  With C:\ highlighted check the “Hidden Items” checkbox. Right mouse on the windows task bar and select, Toolbars->New Toolbar Browse to C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs  

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Windows Server 2012 Cisco VPN Client

If you receive an error like “secure vpn connection terminated locally by the client 442” when attempting to make a connection on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 then try the below registry fix. Open regedit Navigate to key:HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA Change … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 Shortcuts

Logging here for my own future reference… Windows Key + C – Opens Charms bar Windows Key + Ctrl + Tab – Cycles through apps Windows Key + Shift + Tab – Cycles through apps in reverse order Windows Key … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 Enable GUI

Quick tip. I took a call from a developer today who had removed the .NET Framework 4.5 feature from a Windows Server 2012 development box.  After a reboot only a command prompt was visible.  When running SConfig there was no … Continue reading

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Windows Server AppFabric Hello World

So I’ve been taking a look at BizTalk “lite”, a.k.a Windows Server AppFabric. 😉  Why?  Well lets face it, BizTalk Server is geared for throughput rather than low latency messaging.  So really any synchronous messaging scenarios requiring streamlined performance are … Continue reading

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AppFabric Monitoring Troubles

Logging here for my own future reference.  I had some trouble getting Windows Server AppFabric monitoring up and running this morning and the below article is gold.  Its a great check list.  Using this checklist I quickly tracked my problem … Continue reading

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Turn off IE Enhanced Security Configuration

Bit of a basic tip for the KB and logged for future reference.  Often when building a server I’m having to download updates and service packs.  Try installing SQL Server 2012 with Power View for example.  To turn off the … Continue reading

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