Remote Desktop Licensing Mode Is Not Configured Error On Windows Server

While running a Windows Server 2016 Server or Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Remote Desktop Licensing role, you may receive this notification popup in the lower right corner saying "Remote Desktop Licensing Mode is not configured. Remote Desktop Services will stop working in XX days. On the RD Connection Broker server, use Server Manager [...]

Extend Volume Error “The Parameter Is Incorrect” In Windows Server

On occasion while extending a volume in Windows Server (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016), you may come across this obscure error that just says "The parameter is incorrect". When this happens, the Windows Disk Management utility shows the correct disk size, but the volume size in the utility and Windows Explorer are still [...]

Windows Server Tip: Disable 8.3 Naming and Strip Existing Short Names

There are performance and security benefits to disabling short file names (or 8.3 file names) on a Windows Server. From the graph below, you can see the performance benefits of disabling the 8.3 short file names. On Windows 2012 servers, the 8.3 naming is disabled when you format a new volume. When you've upgraded from [...]

Windows Virtualization: Turning Hyper-V On and Off

As a Systems Administrator, if you use the Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V technology to run virtual servers, then you'll probably want to memorize these commands. If you know you don't need to run any virtual servers, you can disable Hyper-V to gain some performance. Then you can re-enable it later. This is very useful if [...]