Troubleshooting Agent Deployment in Data Protection Manager 2007 – Networking

Note:  This is the second of a three part series for troubleshooting the DPM RA (Data Protection Manager Remote Agent).  Please check out the earlier blog, and the next (all start with the same title). Network security protocols between the DPM Server and the Agent can directly affect Agent communication as can DNS configuration and… Read more

Troubleshooting Agent Deployment in Data Protection Manager 2007

  Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager (DPM) version 2007 must have an agent installed on any server or workstation that it is going to protect.   The installation of the DPM agent requires contact with many different components both locally and across the network.   In this and the next two blogs, we will try to cover as… Read more

Basic Troubleshooting Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Introduction Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is a key member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products.  DPM is the new standard for Windows backup and recovery, delivering seamless data protection for Microsoft application and file servers by using integrated disk and tape media.  DPM performs replication, synchronization, and recovery… Read more

TOP 10 Best Practice Tips for Windows Server 2003 Cluster Service (MSCS)

1.         Under no circumstance should any other resource be created in the Cluster Group other than the default ones which are Quorum, Cluster IP Address and Cluster Network Name. (ref: KB168948)  If MS DTC is installed in the Cluster Group using the cluster’s resources and it’s not going to be used heavily by SQL, then… Read more

Experiencing problems with Product Activation?

For those people that were unaware, the Windows group released a Product Activation Announcement regarding the changes and impacts to Windows Server 2008 method of activation.  Since Windows Server 2008 uses the same activation method as Windows Vista, the error codes reported for Windows Server 2008 are the same used in Windows Vista as mentioned… Read more

Network Settings provided through unattend.txt fail to take effect on Servers if NIC resides on virtual Bus

Hello my name is Nitin Mishra and I am working with Platforms Core Team in Product Support Group. This article discusses an issue with latest Broadcom NC Series VBD drivers coming with DL360 G5 and DL380 G5, which prevent the Network Settings, provided in Unattend/sysprep answer file, to take effect. When attempting a unattended installation… Read more

New KB articles for 2/10 – 2/16

Running a bit behind this week, but still getting our new articles posted.  We have some interesting new Cluster articles coming out.  I think they are worth looking over.  Enjoy.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />   KB Title 948874 Detection and deployment guidance for the February 12, 2008 security release 948911 An external… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator Releases Today

Assess Infrastructure Readiness for OS Migration and Virtualization with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator! No IT project can be successful unless the specific network environment is well understood.  To help IT professionals and Microsoft Partners solve common migration issues and assist them in planning their virtualization efforts, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is… Read more

New KB articles for 2/3 – 2/9

 Here are the weeks KB articles for our team.  I also have added some that aren’t directly related, but still interesting all the same. KB Title 941642 The pen may send a double-click message on some Windows Vista-based tablet devices even though you actually perform a single-click 948537 How to uninstall Windows Vista SP1 as… Read more