Windows 2008 Network sharing stop sworking

Check UNC path. There may be some entry or folder path there which does not exist anymore.

My Computer –> Properties –> Advance System Settings –> Environment Variables –> In the bottom pane find “Path” and double click on it and check all entry there.


Server 2008 Printer Queue Status Offline

1) Right click on your printer and click properties
2) Go to the Ports Tab
3) Click on “Configure Port…”
4) Un-check “SNMP Status Enabled”

Then just click OK until you re back to the printer management window

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 SMTP



Installing SMTP Server Feature on Windows 2008 is an easy process requiring only few steps to complete. On this article we will describe a step by step configuration and installation of the SMTP Server feature and how to enable the smtp to relay from local server.

Step 1:

Opening Server Manager Console and under Features select Add Features

Step 2:

Selecting SMTP Server option

Step 3:

Click on Install wait until finish and click close

Step 4:

Waiting for installation to finish and clicking on Close

Step 5:

Opening IIS 6.0 Manager under Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services 6.0

Step 6:

Under [SMTP Virtual Server] second mouse click and properties

Step 7:

Select Relay under Access Tab

Step 8:

Select Only the list below and click on Add button

Step 9:

Enter IP Address for relay

Step 10:

Sending a manual email through telnet to confirm everything working successfully. Telnet localhost 25 or telnet yourpublicip 25 and make sure you open the specific port on your firewall to be available to public.

Software-based Windows iSCSI Server

If you are looking for a open source SAN to avoid purchasing  expensive hardware, you can actually install open source software to act as SAN.

If you have a iSCSI  Server with few TB hard disk, you can install “openfiler” or “freeNAS” to use as SAN. They are the best alternative of using expensive hardware version of SAN.


You can try to see how it works. But openfilter seems working great for people who are using VMware vSphere / ESX Server.


Nice article based on this is here:

Print Server Management Win 2008

1. To install the printer use the guidelines from the following links

2. To let get the printer in the client machine

  • Printer must has to be shared

3. To see the printer in the active directory

  •  Go to server-> select the printer you want to be listed in the active directory->select properties->click the sharing tab-> check the option –list in the active directory.


4. To set the printer as default use the guidelines from the following links

  • Configure a shared printer item –
  • So what I have done in enable User Group Policy Loop Back Processing under the Computer Configuration > Policies > Admin Templates > System > Group Policy, you can either set that to Merge or Replace. Now what that does is enable you to apply User Configurations to users that log onto those computers that this policy applies to.



1. Cannot install the printer into 32 bit client from 64 bit server.

  • To solve this problem you need the 64 bit and 32 bit driver with the same name. So
  1. Find 64 bit driver for windows server 2008 for example ‘lexmark E342n’
  2. Find 32 bit driver for windows xp for example ‘lexmark E342n’
  • Install 64 bit driver on windows server 2008 selecting- add driver from the print management
  • Install the printer with the new driver ‘lexmark universal’.
  • Select the printer -> Right click->Choose properties->Select sharing tab->add additional driver-> Select the x86-> Ok-> then follow the step and install the 32 bit windows xp ‘lexmark universal’.


  •  Edit the group policy as below:
  1. User configuration->preferences->control panel settings->printer->right click->shared printer->select the printer->common tab->click client target->computer name->type computer name->ok
  • Edit the group policy->computer configuration, to start up the printer connections settings
  • Deploy the printer using the group policy