Windows Server 2012: Changing Network Profile

In Windows Server 2012 environment, Windows will auto detect and assign network profile to the particular network adapter.

Below are the brief description for each network profile:-

  • Private: Used for computers on a private or home network. This allows you to see computers and devices, while making your computer discoverable.
  • Public: Used for computers on a pubic network such as a coffee shop or internet café. Designed to keep your computer from being visible to other computers around you and to help protect your computer from any malicious software from the Internet.
  • Domain: Used for computers that belong to enterprise network.

Some of the System Admin might not border on the profile assignment as long as no issue on the network connectivity. But they might facing issue when they want to implement Windows Firewall as Windows Firewall will protect network according to network profile. On that kind of situation, you have to manually change the network location configuration of a Windows 2012 R2 Servers network connection.

There are two common approaches to this, either by Local Group Policy or PowerShell. In this post I will be stepping through how to implement it using PowerShell command. Continue reading

Teamviewer – stuck at initializing display parameters

Recently i encounter a problem to remote access to my Windows Server using TeamViewer Software.  My TeamViewer stuck at initializing display parameters screen even i enter the correct User ID and password. For your information, i’m running latest version of TeamViewer (12.0.78517)

As per checking TeamViewer setting, i noticed that there is a server ID on Server OS besides a unique user ID for each user profile. Server ID can be found on Help-> About TeamViewer

I tried to use Server ID instead of user ID to remote my Windows Server. It work fine without any issue.

If your guys have any others solution, please share with me. 🙂



How to enable and Sync Windows Time Service on Windows Server 2012

I believed most of the Windows System Admin will noticed that server time on the new fresh installed Windows is not correct.

As a Windows System Admin, first thing you should do is change the server time zone and sync the server time to internet time server.

Recently, i get complain from customer  reported that the server time is incorrect. Even we advise them to sync the server time to internet time server, but they still do not understand to do that.

As for information, Microsoft does not enable NTP time sync by default. You can very easily manually enable it using the Windows Time Service, which supports time synchronisation from an NTP time server.

Here i going to share some of the simple command to sync NTP in Windows Server 2012.

Command Syntax:-

A) Manual Sync NTP server

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:IP Address or NTP Server /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update

B) Start Windows Time Service

net start w32time

C) Stop Windows Time Service

net stop w32time

D) Resync Time

w32tm /resync


Step1: Run Command Prompt as Administrator or Run Windows PowerShell. In this example, i going to use Windows PowerShell Continue reading