Category Archive: Windows Server 2008

Apr 23

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List?

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List? I’ve been working on setting up my corporate network to use Microsoft’s TMG proxy in order to better handle the traffic (restricting sites, etc). And while trying to configure the proxy’s automatic detection you …

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Mar 16

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure I’ve been having a few issues with my SharePoint 2013 installation which has forced me to dive into the event log to see what possible errors might be occurring. One of those was error 0x8004FE33. It turns out this had nothing to do with my problems, it was …

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Jul 30

DNS error while browsing top level domains like .com.mx or .com.uk

Symptom When name resolution is provided by root hints, Windows Server 2008 DNS and Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Servers may fail to resolve queries for names in certain top-level domains. When this happens, the problem will continue until the DNS Server cache is cleared or the DNS Server service is restarted. The problem can be seen …

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Aug 16

Why can’t I use the Disk Management utility for a remote server?

Q: I just installed Windows Hyper-V server R2 and I’m having issues having it recognize other hard drives in the machine. Because this is similar to a Windows server 2008 core installation I don’t have an UI to use the Disk Management utility to troubleshoot what is wrong with the hard drive. I get the …

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Aug 06

Microsoft Download Manager – Cannot install in a Windows Server box

For a long time now every time I try to download something from a Microsoft site that uses the download manager I come across different error messages in Internet Explorer, the latest one being:  “An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet Options for Potential Conflicts.” and it pretty much …

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