Advisory-Auditing cluster regkey

Audit any changes in the cluster registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Cluster) in a windows 2003 cluster environment. Purpose: Advisory-Auditing cluster regkey Action Plan: Please be aware that the type of information that the Audit gives in windows 2003 is not so explicit as it is in more recent operating systems like in windows 2008. Identify type of changes…

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Extend system partition and Disk Cleanup in Windows 2000/2003/XP/2008/2008 R2 /7:

  1 – Extend system partition: 1.1: Windows PE This article discusses the support boundaries that Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) provides for use of Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to extend the drive that contains the Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows PE can be used to extend both the system and boot partitions…

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Configuring a Certificate for Virtual Machine Connection in Hyper-V or thru SCVMM:

Configuring a Certificate for Virtual Machine Connection in Hyper-V or thru SCVMM: Replacing the self-signed certificate used by HYPER-V /SCVMM, with a certificate issued using an Internal Enterprise Certificate Authority. Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Tip These procedures are intended for advanced users; required steps include editing the registry. You should perform these…

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Disk Timeout

Hi All A very important info regarding Disk Timeout, Disk timeout value: Less is better The Windows Disk timeout is stored in the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\ For example, most array vendors will set this value to (at least) 60 seconds. This means, for all intents and purposes, that Windows will not report any problems…

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Lista proactiva de updates / proactive recommended updates:

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Cluster 1.1: P1 – CLUSTER SERVER ( BASE & STORAGE & FILE SYSTEM ) Kernel 2393802 MS11-011: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2393802 Win32k,gdi32 2506223 MS11-034: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode drivers could allow elevation of privilege: April 12, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2506223 Ntfs 981166 Some data is corrupted when…

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w2k8 / w2k8r2 :Cluster Disk May Fail and Run ChkDsk when a Backslash ‘’ or Forwardslash ‘/’ is used in the Resource Name

Hi All In rare circumstances with 2008 R2 clusters where a ‘Physical Disk’ resource may fail to come online with no events logged in the system event log. Cluster Disk May Fail to Online and Run ChkDsk when a Backslash ‘\’ or Forwardslash ‘/’ is used in the Resource Name Issue They symptoms of this…

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Backup Hyper-V virtual machines on Windows Server 2008 by using Windows Server Backup

Hi All I have recently come upon some settings that we can add to allow us to perform the backups of our virtual machines in windows 2008, How to backup Hyper-V virtual machines from the parent partition on a Windows Server 2008-based computer by using Windows Server Backup This article describes how to back up…

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Properly Enable the Dynamic memory in Hyper

Hi All If We  are often  having Memory issues in Hyper-V, here is a Step by Step to maximize the current HW and Properly Enable the Dynamic memory in Hyper, this will allow us to Run much more VM´s then we where before   I have seen many people have the Dynamic Memory feature enable but…

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