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SQL Server Restore a Database from a Backup (BAK)


Introduction In this tutorial, I will show you how to restore a SQL Server database from a backup file (BAK). To perform the restore, you must have SQL Server Manager Studio (SSMS). Restore a database In order to find the backup files, I copied them to the Backup folder of the SQL Server installation, which is not required. Open SSMS,…

IIS: different PHP configuration per site


Presentation In this article, I explain how to customize the PHP directives for each of the sites on an IIS server. There are several more or less complex methods. I will introduce the one that for me seems the least restrictive, the use of PATH sections in the configuration of PHP. Configuration of the site in php.ini Open the php.ini…

DNS: conditional redirector


Presentation In this article, I will explain and show you how to set up a conditional forwarder on a Windows DNS server. As a reminder, DNS redirection allows the service to send requests to another DNS service to resolve the request for an unknown zone. A conditional forwarder is used to specify the DNS server (s) to contact to resolve…

WSUS: Set up client-side targeting


Presentation The client-side targeting on WSUS, when enabled, allows you to directly assign to a group declare in the console. This declaration is not done GPO or by modifying the register of the customer workstation. Once activated, it is no longer possible to change the assignment of a station by hand from the WSUS console. Prerequisites Have created computer groups…

Change the DNS cache duration of DFS Namespaces


Presentation In this article, I will explain how to change the DNS cache of a namespace. By default, the DNS cache is 300 seconds or 5 minutes. For example, during a server migration, it may be necessary to reduce the client cache. Change the duration Open the DFS Distributed File System Management console, right-click the name 1 and click Properties…

Install WSUS with a SQL Server database


Presentation Since Windows 2016 server, it is possible to install the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) directly with a SQL Server database. In this article we will see how to proceed. Prerequisites To install WSUS with a SQL Server database you need: Windows 2016 or 2019 server for the WSUS role An instance of SQL Server (Express) that can be…

WDS Boot PXE: Fix the 0xc0000001 Error


Symptom When you try to start a computer in PXE from a WDS server, the following error is displayed when loading the image: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click “Next.”…

Windows Server, view open files on network shares


In this article, I will explain how to view from a Windows server open shared files / folders. There are two ways to access open files / folders in either graphical or command-line mode using PowerShell. PowerShell List open folders / files: Result : Detail on a file: Result :  Close an open file: Result: confirm the action. Graphic 1.…

Installation and configuration of replica storage


Storage replication (storage replica) is a feature that comes with Windows Server 2016 that lets you replicate a volume to another server. To work the feature requires two volumes per server. The first for storing data and the second for logs.   Storage replica works on the principle Active / Passive. The data is accessible only from the source node,…

Windows file server: save access to files and folders


Presentation In this tutorial, we will see a feature built into Windows, folder and file access auditing. This function allows logger access to resources (files and resources). It may be worthwhile to enable auditing on sensitive enterprise files to see if unauthorized people are trying to access it. Audit configuration Folder configuration 1. On the file server, open the Share…

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