Difference Between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012

1) In Windows 2008 IIS Verision is IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5 for R2 and in Windows 2012 IIS 8.0 and 8.5 for R2

2) In Windows 2008 the version of Powershell is 2.0 and In windows 2012 it is 3.0

3) Windows 2012 has Hyper V Version 3.0

4) Iscsi Target was available as a download in Windows 2008 but in windows 2012 it is available bydefault

5) With Windows 2012 Clustered Shared Volume ( CSV) is Officially supported

6) VPN replaced by Directaccess in Windows 2012

What is NTDS.DIT

In active Directory the Database is stored at the following Path  C:\Windows\NTDS .

NTDS is NT directory services and DIT is Directory Information Tree . NTDS.DIT stores active directory data that is

user, computer, and other AD objects

Unable to activate subscription: The subscription is suspended because its subscriber was suspended

In Plesk You will usually find that the Domain is Active but the subscription is in Suspended State . When you try to activate the Subscription from Plesk you will get the below error

Unable to activate subscription: The subscription is suspended because its subscriber was suspended

In order to Solve the issue , connect to the PSA database and execute the following  two querries

Query 1

1) mysql> select status, webspace_status from domains where name=’domainname.com’

If the result of the Query is webspace_status=2 then that means the Subscription is suspended

If the result of the Query is webspace_status=0 then that means the Subscription is Active .

Query 2

2) mysql> update domains set webspace_status=0 where name=’domainname.com’







Command to activate Domain in Plesk on Windows

Goto the Command Promt

Change the Directory to %plesk_bin% and execute the following command

C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\admin\bin> domain.exe –on domain.com

Windows Server 2012 Goes in Core Edition When Dotnet Framework 4.5 is Uninstalled

You will usually face the issue that when dotnet framework 4.5 is uninstalled from Windows Server 2012 and rebooted it will go in Core Edition . In order to solve the issue goto command promt

Change the Directory to C:\Windows\System32> and execute the below command

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /f
eaturename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer /all

Server Goes in Core Edition After Removing Dotnet Framework 4.5


1) DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:NetFx4

Restart the Server

2) DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell

Restart the Server

3) Open Powershell using the command powershell

4) Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

Restart the Server

Apk File Mime Type

You can add the Apk  Mime Type from IIS , goto IIS , click on Website , in the right Pane click Mime types and add the apk mime type









Cannot Load Mysqli Extension PhpMyadmin Error in Wamp Apache

You will get the above error even after you have enabled Mysqli Extension from the php.ini file . In order to fix the issue change the following value in php.ini

mysql.default_host =


mysql.default_host =localhost



validation of viewstate mac failed. if this application is hosted by a web farm or cluster, ensure that configuration specifies the same validationkey and validation algorithm. autogenerate cannot be used in a cluster

In order to Solve the Issue open IIS manager , In the left pane Click on the website for which you are facing problem,

In the right Pane Click on Machine Key , Click on generate Keys and click Apply . Your issue will be sorted.




Plesk asks for Username and Password

Open IIS manager click on plesk control Panel Website , Double click Authentication , Edit Anonymous Authentication , Select Application pool identity option instead of specific user .




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