Thursday, January 6, 2011

Finding hidden devices in Windows Device Manager

Once a device is installed and then removed from a Windows system, it won't show up in device manager. Even when selecting Show Hidden Devices. Here is a way around that.

Monday, January 3, 2011

DNS Scavenging best practice

Years of not having DNS scavenging enabled will likely cause problem. After doing some research, here is a link to one of the best solution articles I found. We implemented and it worked great.

Completely Disable IPv6 in Win 2008

To completely disable IPv6 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters
  3. In the details pane, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
  5. Double-click DisabledComponents, and then type 0xffffffff in Hexadecimal or 4294967295 in Decimal.

Note The 0xffffffff value or the 4294967295 value disables all IPv6 components except for the IPv6 loopback interface.