DHCP Server Displaying IP address 169.254.xx.xx instead of Server Name in Windows 2012

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Installed Windows Server 2012 with roles for DNS, DHCP and AD DS. Server is set-up with static IP 192.168.1.100

Setting up DHCP is showing IP address169.254.xx.xx as the DHCP Server Name instead of actual server Name. Removed the DHCP roles and added it back it still shows the same IP address.

Everything is working fine between workstations and server, no known issues. All the workstations are getting IP address within the DHCP scope i.e. from 192.168.1.1-60

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Bypass WSUS Server and use Windows for Updates

In many companies the network has been configured for Windows PC’s to connect to a local server for Microsoft Updates. Usually running Windows Server Updates Server or WSUS for short.

If it [WSUS] has an issue and updates aren’t being pulled down, but you need to update a PC urgently, then you can do the following to turn off WSUS for that PC, which will then permit you to get updates directly from Microsoft Servers.

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Windows show Some Files and Folder Names in Blue or Green Color in Windows Explorer

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Green means encrypted, Blue means compressed.

Files & folders names in blue or green is nothing but the feature in Windows called as NTFS (New Technology File System) file system. If the file or folder is compressed to save space on your hard disk and when a file or folder gets compressed, Windows shows its name in blue color to make them easier to identify. Similarly, if a file or folder is encrypted, name is shown in green color.

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