Month: December 2011

Disk cleanup missing in Windows 2008?

Disk Cleanup option on drive’s general properties and cleanmgr.exe is not present in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 by default.

To enable Disk Cleanup, please follow the below steps:

1. Open “Server Manager”.
2. Click “Add Features”.
3. Disk Cleanup tool is bundled with “Desktop Experience”. Hence, place a check on it.
4. You will need to click on “Add Required Features” on prompt to proceed.
5. You will then need to click on “Install” button available.

Once the feature have been installed, the server will require a reboot to reflect the changes.

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How to run DSA.MSC in Windows 2008 Server?

It is the effective command used by the domain administrators and tech supports. This tool is taken out of the default installation of Windows 2008. The major reason is because of security.

However, you can enable/recover in Windows 2008 and its takes only a minutes time without the reboot.

Please follow the steps to enable DSA.MSC.

1. Open “Server Manager”.
2. Select “Features” and then “Add Features Wizard”.
3. Place a check mark over ” Remote Server Adminstration Tools”.
4. Choose ” Role Administrator Tools”.
5. Select “Active Directory Domain Services Tools”.
6. Choose “Active Directory Domain Controller Tools”.

This should now enable dsa.msc on the server.

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