Windows Server 2008 R2

Remove Domain Controller from the Forest

To remove the domain controller from the forest if the server is not bootable. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_graphical To force remove from the domain controller if disconnected from the forest but still running. (Metadata must still be removed from the forest about this…

Partition Alignment for SQL Server or Exchange

How to check partition alignment quickly is below. File allocation size and the partition offset have to both be correct for any performance gain.  If one of these are incorrect then you can increase your disk performance by fixing the…

FastCopy Command Line Examples

Copy folder and create the folder at the destination (Destination Folder did not exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=diff /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log" /speed=8 /error_stop=FALSE /force_close /acl=FALSE /verify=TRUE "C:\Folder1" /to="C:\Folder2" Synchronize the folder’s contents (both folders already exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=sync /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log"…

Best Quick Command Line Tools for IT Troubleshooting

Remote Desktop quickly into a server or workstation specifying the computer name: mstsc /v:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s c: drive in explorer on a domain: explorer.exe “\\[COMPUTERNAME]\c$” Open remote computer’s services console: services.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s event log: eventvwr.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME]…

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