Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MWeber's Blog contain a useful information on Microsoft Directory Services. One of the interesting article is “Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012”. The article can be review from the following link.

Application Initialization 1.0 for IIS 7.5 (x64)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

“Application Initialization 1.0 for IIS 7.5 enables website administrators to configure IIS to proactively perform initialization tasks for one or more web applications. While an application is being initialized, IIS can also be configured to return an alternate response such as static content as a placeholder or "splash page" until an application has completed its initialization tasks. The module includes the following features: Introduces the concept of a "warmup period" to the server. Enables developers to control the behavior of their applications during the warmup period. Enables server administrators to "pre-load" important applications by initializing...
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How to resolve error message “The Active Directory Web Services service terminated unexpectedly”, Event ID 4079 and/or 7034

Friday, June 8, 2012

After installation of a new domain controller, The following error may appear in the System Event Log: “The Active Directory Web Services service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this x time(s). The most common reason for this issue is a corrupted registry key: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ADWS” To resolve this issue, please copy a working registry key from a exiting domain controller, with the same Operating System version and the same service pack level. For a example, I attached a working registry key that was exported from Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server. Note1: Its recommended to backup the original registry key before...

IIS Media Services 4.1

Thursday, June 7, 2012

“IIS Media Services is a set of media-related extensions for Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 and higher. IIS Media Services provides an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform, and includes: Smooth Streaming. Enables adaptive streaming of on-demand media files for Smooth Streaming-compatible clients, including Microsoft® Silverlight®. Live Smooth Streaming. Enables adaptive streaming of live media broadcasts for Smooth Streaming-compatible clients and for Apple® mobile digital devices. Bit Rate Throttling. Meters the speed at which media is delivered to a player. Web Playlists. Enables secure sequencing and server-side control of media content.You can also download additional...

How to resolve “Cluster Agent: The cluster resource %4 has become degraded. [SNMP TRAP: 15005 in CPQCLUS.MIB]” error message

Monday, January 30, 2012

While monitoring Windows Cluster by using SCOM 2007/SCOM 2007 R2/SCOM 2012 the following error may appear: “Cluster Agent: The cluster resource %4 has become degraded. ”. To resolve this error message, please use one of the following solutions: 1. Contact HP and/or upgrade to the latest version of HP ProLiant Servers SNMP Management Pack. 2. On each cluster node, navigate to “Control Panel” –> “HP Management Agents” –> Add to “Inactive Agents” list –> “Clustering Information” agent & press on “Ok” button.

How to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pre-requisite: 1. Extracted ISO of Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2. 2. A clean Disk on key. To create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files, please use the following steps:   1. Open command prompt with Administrator privilege. 2. Write the command “diskpart” and press on “Enter” button. 3. Write the command “list disk” and press on “Enter” button. 4. Select the correct disk id. In my case it was “select disk 2” and press on “Enter” button. 5. Delete...
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