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Replace HDD for Software RAID in Windows Server

When detecting a disk status as “Unhealthy”, it is wise to perform replacement and sync the data to the new HDD to prevent loss of data in the future. Step 1: Open Windows Power Shell, type “diskmgmt.msc” (without quote marks) and press Enter to open up Disk Management Tools window. Step 2: Right click on the RAID partition […]

Monitor HDD Health on Windows Server

HDD health is very important for a server as failure could happen at anytime, causing loss of precious data, thus monitoring HDD health is a very important step for server management. Step 1: Open Windows Power Shell, type “diskmgmt.msc” (without quote marks) and press Enter to open up Disk Management Tools window. Step 2: Wait until the […]

Windows Server Installation with Software RAID

Software RAID configuration on Windows Server is performed after the installation of the operating system using Disk Management Tools, so finish installing Windows Server before continuing with this guide.Note: To perform RAID1 (Mirroring) requires 2 empty HDD, not including the HDD that already has the Windows OS installed on it. Step 1: Open Windows Power Shell, type “diskmgmt.msc” […]

Install .NET Framework 3.5 using Server Manager

When installing SQLExpress on server ware the process might fail due to .NET Framework 3.5 being missing, and installation will only work using Server Manager method to install it.Step 1: Open “Server Manager” App on your Windows, click on “Dashboard” tab, then click “Add roles and features”.Step 2: Click “Next”.Step 3: Check “Role-based or feature-based installation” […]

How to create new database with user login in MSSQL Management Studio

1. Login to your MSSQL managment studio. 2. At the left side panel, under Security -> right click Logins -> New Login 3. Insert all the details as image. Rememeber to select SQL Authentication 4. After created the login, proceed to create Databases 5. Insert the database name, then click on “…” to assign user […]

How to set permission for users in SSRS

Steps 1 : Remote desktop into your server and go to the server manager. Go to the local users and groups tab and create the user that you want to allow in SSRS if the user is not existing yet.Steps 2 : Open browser in your server and browse to http://localhost/reports. Log into the page […]

How To Remote Access To Your Windows Server

You can access your Windows Platform Server (e.g.: Windows Server 2008 (R2), Windows Server 2012) using Remote Desktop Connection. Using Windows Platform1) You can access your server using the available services in all Windows operating system. Press “Windows Logo” + “R” to open the “Run” window. 2) Type mstsc.exe to run Remote Desktop Connection application. 3) Type in […]

How To Edit “Hosts” File On Windows 8

1) Click on Windows button to access your applications. Type or search for “Notepad” application and right click it. Click on “Run as Administrators” located at the bottom of the screen.