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How to know \Device\Harddisk#\DR# is which physical hard disk?

How to know \Device\Harddisk#\DR# is which physical hard disk? Under Windows environment, we are used to the drive letter such as C: or D: drive but the error in the Windows Event Viewer normally point out the faulty device in the different format \Device\?Harddisk#\DR# or \Device\HarddiskVolume# (e.g. \Device\Harddisk0\DR0). So, how can find/locate the correct hard disk / […]


Renew SSL certificate for Domain Controller LDAPS

Renew SSL Certificate for Domain Controller LDAPS If you have created SSL certificate for LDAP over SSL on Domain Controller thru internal Microsoft Standalone CA as shown in LDAP over SSL for Domain Controller article, you might face the problem in renewing this certificate using MMC/GUI. When you try to Renew This Certificate With The Same Key using […]


Drop down menu not working in IE 9

Certain Internet Explorer (IE) especially IE9 is having problem for drop down menu for some website (even sharepoint portal/website). Basically, the drop down menu is not working in IE9. I have tried a couple of solution such as reset IE setting/configuration, enable compatibility view, etc but non is working. Finally, I solve it by disabled certain […]

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LDAP over SSL for Domain Controller

LDAPS over SSL (LDAPS) for Domain Controller Each of Domain Controller have Lightweight Directory Access Protocol – LDAP (port 389) open for authentication for 3rd party application/system such as firewall/VPN appliance. The LDAP protocol is insecure because the data is sent in the clear text format. Therefore, we need LDAPS (LDAP over SSL) to encrypt […]


Remote Desktop (RDP) Tricks and Tips

Remote Desktop (RDP) Tricks and Tips Modify Remote Desktop Listening Port Run regedit (Registry Editor) Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber Double-click on the PortNumber to modify the RDP port number Select the Decimal base and modify the value data for the PortNumber. Default is 3389. The value should be within between […]


Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Review

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Review) Formal code name: Aurora As the name suggested, it is suit to small business that currently do not have any server. It serve as the first server for the company that provide the file and print sharing,  data backup, remote access, etc. Basically it is just a Windows […]


Where to download Windows 8 Developer Preview

Where to download Windows 8 Developer Preview Microsoft announce the availablity of Windows 8 Developer Preview for download in: Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools, Englisth X64 (64-bit) Windows 8 Developer Preview, Englisth X64 (64-bit) Windows 8 Developer Preview, Englisth x86 (32-bit) Windows 8 Developer Preview is currently work in the following virtual environment: […]


Extend Windows Server Partition Size without reformat

There are lot of case we need to addin more hard disk space for the server. Of course you have the option to create it as new partition/drive but it might not work certain application/data that must stick within the existing partition. Basically below are the steps to extend or resize the existing partition for Windows 2003 Server and above


Delete the cached files in Photo Printing Wizard

When you print images from e-mail attachments from Microsoft Outlook by using the Microsoft Windows XP Photo Printing Wizard, the Photo Printing Wizard displays the old images that you do not want to print.


You can try Microsoft recommende solution in but in might not work for certain case especially for photo printing in Microsoft Outlook

Check out the following registry key:


Run Application as Windows 2008 Service

Windows 2008 do not provide toolkit similar like SrvAny and InstSrv that allow you to wrap the application and run as Windows Services.