PS script for blog: Enumeration of the files failed

Here’s the script for the Blog:  Reasons why the error “Enumeration of the files failed” may occur during System State backup by Mike Rosado, posted June 18, 2010   Open Notepad.exe, copy & paste the script below and save it to a file named GetInvalidImagePathsV2.ps1  ########################################################################### # # NAME: GetInvalidImagePathsV2.ps1 # # AUTHOR:      Suhas Rao… Read more

Reasons why the error Enumeration of the files failed may occur during System State backup

  In today’s blog submission, we would like to address some reasons and troubleshooting tips for resolving the error of “Enumeration of the files failed” that can occur during System State backup. This particular error can be experienced on various versions of operating systems. But for the purpose of this blog, we will focus on… Read more

Reason for Access Denied error in PowerShell using Get-WMIObject calls to a remote Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster node

What we will be covering in this blog, is a reason for an Access Denied error message in PowerShell and the options for resolving them. The particular Windows PowerShell cmdlet we will be referencing, is Get-WmiObject for accessing WMI object calls against a remote Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster node. Before continuing, we want you… Read more

CCS v1 – How to setup network adapters and bindings on Compute nodes ?

  QUESTIONS: Is it important to configure the binding order on the “Adapters and Bindings” tab like in Microsoft Failover Clusters? This is located in Network Connections from Control Panel, by going to the Advanced drop down menu then selecting Advanced Setting. Especially when you have Infiniband (IB) network which probably should appear last on… Read more

CCS v1 – How does MPI network actually work without name resolution?

Technorati Tags: Compute Cluster Server,CCS As you may already know, with the release of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS) we included Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS‑MPI) implementation which is fully compatible with the reference MPICH2. This allows integration with Active Di­rectory and enables role based security for administra­tors and users, and the use of… Read more

How to Configure Multiple Instances of Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) on a Windows Server Failover Cluster 2008

What we will be going over in this blog is one of the improvements of Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) on a Windows Server Failover Cluster 2008. The Distributed Transaction Coordinator is a transaction manager which permits client applications to include several different sources of data in one transaction and which then coordinates committing the distributed… 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

Troubleshooting Cluster Logs 101 – Why did the resources failover to the other node?

  The most popular question everyone asks themselves before calling Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) for assistance in determining a Root Cause Analysis be done.                        Why did the resources failover to the other node?   Some times a Root Cause Analysis for a Failover Cluster can be very time consuming, especially if it’s a… Read more