Safely remove archived updates/hotfixes from Windows Server 2008 & Windows 7

In a event where you are running low on disk space after applying a service pack or a set of updates, there are two unique tools that can be used to safely remove some of the archived information that is set aside by Windows. The two tools that can be

Upgrading Domain Controllers from Windows Server 2003 to 2008

When looking to upgrade your Active Directory system and Domain Controllers from a Windows Server 2003 to 2008, you will need to go over the Checklist provided by Microsoft. One of the first steps in the checklist consist of preparing your environment to properly work with 2008. The following command

Remove Product Key in Windows Server 2008

To remove the current product key in your Server 2008 installation follow these simple steps: Open the command promp START > Run > type "cmd" Navigate to the system32 folder path: C:\Windows\system32 Type the following: slmgr.vbs -upk Wait a few seconds and a window will popup confirming

Some Client computers do not appear in the WSUS console

There are many reasons why some clients might not appear in the WSUS console. For example, GPO errors, a corrupt installation on the server or client side and issues with IIS  just to name a few. Many of these issues can be pinpointed by running the WSUS Client Diagnostic Tool