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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 – Disk Cleanup Installation

By default, the Disk Cleanup utility is not present on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. However, copying the files below to the appropriate directories will make the utility available for use. After the files have been copied enter the command Cleanmgr.exe into a command prompt or Microsoft Windows PowerShell session to start the utility. Lastly, further documentation may be found here.

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe > %systemroot%\System32

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui > %systemroot%\System32\en-US

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 – Extend a Partition

You may use the following commands to extend a partition in Windows Server 2008 R2.

  1. Open a command prompt
  2. diskpart
  3. list volume
  4. select volume (volume ID)
  5. extend (size) (if no size specified, it’s expanded to the maximum)

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Local User Rights

You may use the following method to assign local or domain users and/or groups local user rights on a server running the Windows Server 2012 operating system (OS).

Navigate to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Right Assignment.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – Convert a Mailbox Type

You may use the following command to convert a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox to a User Mailbox.

Set-Mailbox “User Name” -Type Regular

NOTE: Replace “User Name” with the actual username of the user.


.NET Framework – Enable .NET Framework in Windows Server 2012

The webpage below will provide you with the steps to enable the Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows Server 2012.

Enable .NET Framework 3.5 by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard (Windows Server 2012 only).

Universal Serial Bus – Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

If you ever find that you need to create a bootable USB flash drive you may use the instruction in the Microsoft TechNet article titled “Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive“.


Microsoft Outlook 2010 – Drag and Drop Malfunction

Have you ever been unable to drag and drop emails in Microsoft Outlook 2010? If so, pressing the Esc key a few times will actually resolve this issue.


Virtual Drive – Solution

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to mount an ISO you may use the application Virtual CloneDrive. The link below will provide a download link:


Microsoft Outlook 2010 – .JPG Attachments Will Not Open

Have you ever tried to open the first .JPG attached file in a Microsoft Outlook 2010 email and received the “Cannot create file: photo 1.JPG. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder“?

This error may be caused by the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Secure Temporary File folder being full.

You may find the location of the folder by viewing the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_– USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\W1BJBRT8\)

After finding the location of the folder from the registry key you may delete the contents of the folder.


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Core – GUI Installation

If you install Windows Server 2012 with a core installation (without the GUI) and later find that you would like to install the GUI you may do so using the following steps.

1. Use the Windows PowerShell command Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <path to wim>\install.wim in order to determine the index number for a server with a GUI image. If the path to the install.wim file is D:\sources\install.wim then the command would be Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath D:\sources\install.wim.

2. Use the Windows PowerShell command Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart –Source wim:<path to wim>\install.wim:<Index # from step 1>. For example, if you choose wim #4 (Windows Server 2012 SERVERDATACENTER) then the command would be Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart –Source wim:D:\sources\install.wim:4.

NOTE: This entry assumes that the Windows Server 2012 installation media is in the D: drive.