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Top 10 Windows Server tips of 2009

This past year was a big year for Windows Server. Check out the ten best – and most popular – Windows Server tips of 2009, including advice on troubleshooting server crashes, info on Windows Server 2008 R2 and details on the best PowerShell commands.

  1. Troubleshooting poor client logon performance
    By Gary Olsen, Published 06.15.2009
    Battling slow client logon times is a common (and frustrating) problem for Windows admins. Find the steps to quickly diagnose and resolve these issues when they crop up.
  2. Troubleshooting your toughest Windows server crashes
    By Bruce Mackenzie-Low, Published 04.22.2009
    Learn to debug some of the toughest Windows server outages by using crash dump analysis and a few simple commands to locate faulty drivers.
  3. 10 things you don't know about Windows 2008 R2
    By Jonathan Hassell, Published 09.25.2009
    Oftentimes it's the little things that count. While improvements to Hyper-V have gotten most of the press, other changes to R2 have fallen under the radar.
  4. Troubleshooting Windows print spooler crashes
    By Bruce Mackenzie-Low, Published 05.26.2009
    Wondering why your print spooler keeps crashing? This tip teaches you to troubleshoot and repair print spooler problems and issues for Windows networks.
  5. Simple techniques for finding Windows memory leaks
    By Bruce Mackenzie-Low, Published 06.25.2009
    Symptoms of a memory leak can show up long before a server fails. Check out these tips for catching a leak early and plugging it up.
  6. How to find and remove lingering objects in AD
    By Gary Olsen, Published 11.04.2009
    Don't you hate when deleted objects continue to pop up in Active Directory? Learn to troubleshoot the issue with a little AD housecleaning.
  7. Troubleshooting app crashes or hangs in Windows
    By Bruce Mackenzie-Low, Published 10.02.2009
    A hanging or failed application can be one of the most challenging problems for admins to resolve. Fortunately, several free tools and techniques can be used to help you out.
  8. Scripting DC installations: A must for Server Core
    By Greg Shields, Published 02.13.2009
    DC installation scripts have always been around, but only now are admins likely to use them. Learn how to install a DC from the command line in Windows Server 2008.

  9. Top 25 Windows PowerShell commands
    By Jonathan Hassell, Published 09.01.2009
    Getting started with PowerShell or just need a quick refresher? This tip lists the most common PowerShell commands, with details on when to use them.
  10. How Windows servers get hacked
    By Kevin Beaver, Published 12.09.2009
    Server hacking usually isn't as complex as it sounds. Knowing how easily an attacker can hack into your system can provide you with the tools to protect your servers ahead of time.

There is plenty more where this came from! Check out all our expert tips and articles from 2009.

This was first published in December 2009

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