Archive for the ‘Windows Server 2008 R2’ Category

Deploying a Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis with Dell Blade Servers and Dell MXL Blade Switches

Monday, June 10th, 2013

In this blog I demonstrate how to setup a Dell M1000e chassis with a Dell PowerEdge M620 server and two Dell MXL blade switches [FTOS]. The Dell M1000e chassis is part of a larger network composed of three Dell S4810 switches [FTOS 9.1]. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is installed on the server. Below is the network diagram for this lab. (more…)


How to Transfer Your Putty Settings Between PCs Running Windows

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people ask me how they can export their Putty settings. For those of you who have been completely in the dark for the last decade, Putty is a Telnet and SSH client for Windows and Unix. Below I outline the steps to accomplish this goal; these steps should work for all versions of Windows. (more…)


Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This blog explains how to use Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop. The Remote Desktop technology allows a user to connect remotely to a Windows server using a thin client to display the Windows graphical user interface (GUI). In Windows 2008 Server, Terninal Services runs on the remote system and the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client (formerly called Terminal Services Client) runs on the local system. Terminal Services can be run in two different modes – “Administration” or “Virtual Session”. “Administration mode” enables full administration functionality and is equivalent to working locally on the system’s console. “Virtual session mode” has more limitations such as the restriction of not being able to install applications and not seeing console notification messages. Some applications are not Terminal Services aware and display warnings/errors only in the console session. (more…)