Dzulqarnain Nasir

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  • November 25, 2010

    Tutorial: How to set up MySQL on IIS

    This is the next tutorial in my line of IIS Tutorials for work. Unfortunately, there’s a large possibility the company might not use MySQL, and use MS SQL Server 2008 instead. Well, I’ve already installed MySQL on one of the virtual IIS servers, so here’s how I did it just in case they decide to use MySQL for other projects.

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  • November 22, 2010

    Tutorial: How to install PHP on IIS

    Recently I’ve been assigned to work with servers for a new project that started last month. My supervisor told me to document all the stuff I did so that in the event they need to train a new server administrator in the future, he/she can refer to my documentations and we can get things done quicker. I decided it would be easier for everyone if I made the documentations available on my Wordpress blog, instead of some Word file saved somewhere on the company’s network. At least this way, nothing would get lost.

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  • October 21, 2010

    Tutorial: How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a laptop

    OK, so installing Windows Server 2008 on a laptop isn’t such a big feat, but getting all the drivers working apparently is. I have a new Dell Latitude E6510 laptop and I wanted to install Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit on it as the second operating system, mainly for work. The laptop originally came with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and I figured the driver CD should provide all the required drivers for Windows Server 2008 as well. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Every time I try to install a driver, more often that not, I get an error telling me that either the said device isn’t detected, or that the Windows version is wrong.

    After spending some time googling for a solution, I came across a small guide that helped me solve the problem. However, this guide requires you to have a copy of Windows already installed on a separate partition. Since my Dell laptop already came with Windows 7 Professional, and I already installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on a separate partition, my laptop fitted the profile. So here’s how to do it;

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  • October 15, 2010

    Tutorial: How to change UI language for Windows 7 Professional

    By default, the ability to change the UI language is only found in the Ultimate version of Windows 7. Those with the misfortune of buying a PC preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional, me included, did not have this ability. I decided that I had to replace the Japanese UI with an English one, and the only way was to hack it. Here’s how I did it;

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