Category: windows-8-windows-server-2012

windows-8-windows-server-2012

windows server core – sconfig.vbs(696, 21) SWbemObjectEx: Invalid index.

the situation when i was trying to change the network settings of our servers it fails with the error: C:\Windows\System32\en-US\sconfig.vbs(696, 21) SWbemObjectEx: Invalid index.C:\Windows\System32\en-US\sconfig.vbs(696, 21) SWbemObjectEx: Invalid index. the solution it turned out that i disabled ipv6 previously on that ethernet port. so i enabled it via powershell using the following command (you may have …

windows-8-windows-server-2012

windows server backup – cancel a running job

i had a bit of a trouble finding a way to stop a running windows server backup. the internet told me to click on “show details”  or “modify scheduled backup settings” in the mmc snap-in .. but all i got was an error that i could not click on the option as a backup was …

windows-8-windows-server-2012, windows-xp-vista-7-seven

send “ctrl + alt + delete” to a remote computer via rdp

after bugging around with the tool “passchg” (from  http://ctrl-alt-del.com.au/CAD_TSUtils.htm) to change the password on a remote computer i finally found a shortcut to send ctrl + alt + delete … just hit “ctrl + alt + end” … as this will not work in a nested rdp-session i still have to use the tool there …

windows-8-windows-server-2012

keyboard layout switching button – stop the systray from jumping by activating desktop language bar

as an administrator i am often connected to different servers via rdp .. as i use multiple keyboard layouts i noticed that with windows 8 the systray icons seems to “jump” when a rdp-session is focused and then not focused … rdp-session focused: rdp-session not focused: the annoying thing was .. when you click any …

windows-8-windows-server-2012

installing microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8/windows server 2012

when trying to install microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8 or windows server 2012 i was always prompted with the “program compatibility assistant” … which i knew for quite some time and which back then always told me “you can not install the software you are trying to install but you can click …