Unable to move my cluster group from node A to Node B and cluster.log analysis

  I have a 2 node MSCS quorum based cluster and was unable to move my cluster group from node 17 to node16 manually from cluadmin. So let’s have a look and the very first thing one will do is look at cluster.log and event logs…we at Microsoft will grab a quick cluster  mps reports…


How to stop Chkdsk from running

  I have seen so many customer requesting how to stop the chkdsk from checking the drive during boot time especially when they have luns in Tera bytes and they cannot afford chkdsk running and hitting the production and uptime of the server. There are 2 ways of stoppng it and another way to do…


Start up for some one who is not familiar with Read only domain controller RODC

    What =====   RODC is a new feature unleashed with windows server 2008. Read-only Domain Controllers differentiate from Domain Controllers with writable AD replica in three basic aspects: – Read-only replica of AD database. – On-demand replication of account passwords. – Ability to delegate administrative rights independently on other read-only domain controllers or…


What is this Raw File System

Sometimes a damaged volume may look like it lost its file system and CHKDSK tool will complain that file system is raw The type of the file system is RAW. this is a curious issue as seen here ========= what the hell is a RAW file system?— http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/community/columns/inside/techans9.mspx?mfr=true what the hell is a RAW file…


NTFS Time Stamps –file created in 1601, modified in 1801 and accessed in 2008!!

Technorati Tags: NTFS So many times we have seen Server Admins asking how to figure out whether someone accessed there files or not or is it possible to play with NTFS time stamps or how exactly time stamps change and under what scenarios. I have heard of this issue a lot and seen people enquiring…


What happens and parameters passed when a new process is created

    Via this blog I have just tried to show What exactly happens when a new process is created and what all structures are required and parameters passed to that process.   What ever mentioned below is all extracted from different places of windows SDK and I have tried to forward a easy picture…


Few public links giving an insight on Windows Internal Architecture.

 A few favorite links of mine on Windows Architecture..Hope you will like reading them..  http://www.osronline.com/  http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Documents/Book.cfm?DocumentID=356   http://www.jps.at/dev/kurs/3-23.html   http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/archive/tags/Debugging/default.aspx   http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=resource&bcsId=2217&itemId=0471694665&resourceId=5004   http://uninformed.org/index.cgi?v=8&a=5&p=1   =========================== Gaurav Anand This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Internal structures of the Windows Registry

One of the best public document which talks about Registry internals is by Mark Russinovich and I will recommend same before you go ahead with this article. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/winntas/tips/winntmag/inreg.mspx?mfr=true Make sure before proceeding ahead you go through Mark’s Article. Ok..so now as you have read that article..you know how registry is broken into blocks, bins, cells and stored…


Windows Vista Address Space Load Randomization – The way vista loads DLL’s

Lets talk about what is a Dll and why we need it first … dynamic-link library (DLL) is shared code and data that an application can load and call at run time. A DLL typically exports a set of routines for applications to use and contains other routines for internal use. This technique enables code…