Archive: Posts Tagged ‘Windows 2008’

Windows Registry Scripts

No comments January 3rd, 2011

Often we find ourselves looking up the same registry paths and mods over and over again every time we deploy a SharePoint Farm. If we’re lucky we’ll remember to export the registry key after we modify them for use down the road, but of course it either never leaves the server or sits on a media we no longer use. So for my benefit and yours, I figured I’d add the scripts here:

Just copy and paste them into a .reg file and double click, or you can download it (Click the name of the file) from here:

Disable Loopback:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"DisableLoopbackCheck"=dword:00000001

Disable FIPS:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FipsAlgorithmPolicy]
"Enabled"=dword:00000000

Disable UAC:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000000

Install and Configure Microsoft Network Load Balancing on Windows 2008.

No comments December 29th, 2010

I’m always being asked about Microsoft Network Load Balancing, so I figured I would document the steps.  While there are many ways NLB can be configured, this is just a base configuration that can be expanded upon. 

The following steps will need to be performed on ALL NODES that will reside within the NLB Cluster. 

Open Server Manager, you can open this several different ways in Windows Server 2008. Probably the quickest way to open Server Manager is to right click “My Computer” and choose “Manage”, another way is open “Control Panel” go to “Program and Features” and select “Turn Windows features on or off”. A third way to open it is “Server Manager” option under Administrative Tools. 

  1. Select Features from the Server Manager menu on the left.
  2. Press Add Features.

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Preparing W2K8 for SharePoint 2007/2010 Installation.

5 comments December 9th, 2010

The following tweaks can be made to the Windows 2008 Operating System to allow for a smooth installation of SharePoint while increasing the performance of the sites as well:

  1. Remove Internet Explorer Enhanced Security – This option is removed in order to prevent Enhanced Security from interfering with the process of ensuring farm configuration is proceeding correctly

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