Configuring IPv4 as Default over IPv6

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting with Windows Vista and Server 2008, IPv6 is the default over IPv4. This can be annoying if your enterprise network isn’t prepared to support this. You can modify this default behavior by OR’ing and registry setting on your machine. The registry setting is the DisabledComponents registry value and it controls a series of bit … Continue reading "Configuring IPv4 as Default over IPv6"

Windows 7/Vista clients require elevated privileges to install or update a print driver

Reading Time: < 1 minute Our Help Desk support staff was really perplexed.  They were getting hammered by phone calls whenever a print driver was updated and the Windows 7 clients attempted to upgrade the print driver.  Windows XP clients had no problems upgrading, so obviously there was a UAC issue. After doing some research a new setting was discovered … Continue reading "Windows 7/Vista clients require elevated privileges to install or update a print driver"

KMS Server won't activate additional servers

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have had my KMS server up and running for several years without any problems.  Recently I was working on a new 2008 Standard Server and it wouldn't activate. I attempted to first use the standard GUI on the Windows Activation screen.  I was even surprised it popped up since KMS usually just works.  I selelcted … Continue reading "KMS Server won't activate additional servers"

Disabling IPv6 on Windows 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have run into nothing but trouble with IPv6.  Not that there is anything in particular that is wrong, but not all apps understand and can work with it.  For example I am running a geographically dispersed cluster on a Windows server with 2008 Exchange 2007 on a Dell 2950.  I am getting these odd Event Log … Continue reading "Disabling IPv6 on Windows 2008"