Installing Windows Server Backup Features on Server 2008 R2

Even though Windows Server Backup may be listed in your Administrative Tools, we still need to actually install the Windows Server Backup feature. The easiest way to install Windows Server Backup and the Backup Tools is by using Add Features in the Server Manager.

  1. Log into Windows as Administrator or with a different account having administrative privileges.
  2. Select Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools, and finally Server Manager.
  3. Select  the Add Features link on the right panel and the Add Features Wizard will start.
  4. Select the plus sign next to Windows Server Backup Features. Check the box next to Windows Server Backup Features and then also check the sub box next to Command Line Tools to make sure they are installed as well.  In other words, both sub boxes under Windows Server Backup Features will be checked. Then, click the Next button.
  5. Review the Confirm Installation Selections page and then click the Install button.
  6. After installation of Windows Backup Server Features is complete, review the installation results and then click the Close button.

Exchange 2010 OWA Options or Inbox Rules Will Not Load – Server 2008 R2

When you are logged into Outlook Web Access (OWA) and you try to access “Options” such as “Create Inbox Rule” or “All Options,” you get redirect to an error message page that says, “Unexpected Error – An error has occurred and your request couldn’t be completed. Please try again.”

When you load (run) the performance monitor

Start > Run > c:\perfmon (Enter)

you may see this alert box for “Performance Monitor Control” when you select, or whenthe snap-in console is focused on, “Performance” in the left menu: 



Rebuilding the Performance Counter Setting, using the lodctr /R command from a command prompt (opened with Run as Administrator) allows the Options pages in OWA to properly load:

On the server, click Start , in the search box, type, cmd.exe

In the search results shown above the search you performed, right-click on the “cmd.exe” result, and left-click on and to select the option to “Run As Administrator.”

When the command window opens, make sure that your command prompt shows:


otherwise, enter this to change directory:

cd\Windows\System32 (Press Enter key on your keyboard)

Then enter the following command to rebuild the performance counter setting:

lodctr /R (Press Enter key on your keyboard)

It takes quite a while for the lodctr /r command to completely execute, and there is no progress indicator!  BE PATIENT AND LET IT RUN TO CONCLUSION.  The cursor just seems to hang after you enter the lodctr /R command and press (Enter).  Remember to also “resetiis” from the command window after successfully rebuilding performance counter setting. 

Here are a few articles that I found which address these issues and possibly your issues:

Where or Who Do I Contact About Getting My New Medicare Card?

There is an extremely helpful article located on the AARP Website that will tell you where to create an online account on to learn when your Medicare card has or will be mailed to you.  After you create your online Medicare account, you can login with your selected credentials (username and password) and view and print a copy of your new Medicare card (if it was already issued).   Here is the AARP article Link:

If you have not done so already, you can create an account online with by going here:

The most difficult question in the registration process is when they ask for the month and year when your Medicare Part A or Part B commenced.   Medicare commences normally in the month of your birth when you turn 65 years of age.  So, a good guess would be to input your birth month for the month and, for the year, just input the sum of your birth year plus 65 years.  That will most likely work.

If your card has been mailed, you’ll be able to see your new Medicare number or print an official copy of your card. If that doesn’t work, call the Medicare hotline at 800-633-4227. Officials there can tell you whether there might be a problem, such as a wrong mailing address. In the meantime, you can continue to use your old Medicare card. 

Again, the telephone number where you can call Medicare in order to inquire about your new Medicare card is 800-633-4227.