The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Windows Server

July 25, 2011  1:09 AM

vSphere Performance tab issues

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Overview is blank, Performance Tab, R2, vCenter issues, vcenter server, vmware, Web Services, WEB-INF, Windows Server 2008

If you run into an issue with the “Overview” page under the Performance Tab in vCenter, then follow these steps to resolve. Log into the vCenter server Browse to the following locations: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\statsreport\WEB-INF folder Open the...

June 29, 2011  2:06 AM

iLO 2 Update 2.06 – 06/04/2011

Posted by: Nathan Simon
browser, ESXi, Firmware updates, HP, iLO, microsoft, url, Windows Server 2008

One of the key things I keep on top of is firmware and software updates. Ilo has been updates at the beginning of the month and a lot of people over look it. So I am here to remind you all of the updates. Below you will find the list of fixes, additions, and enhancements.


June 21, 2011  1:55 AM

XenApp 6 Web Interface Install Issue

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, StartupIndicator.exe exited with error code, Web Interface fails to install, Windows Server 2008 R2, XenApp 6 install issue, XenApp Server Role Manager\Startup\StartupIndicator.exe

Scenario. You are installing XenApp 6 onto a Windows Server, XenApp and the License Server pass, but the Web Interface install fails. You check the installation logs and you see an error similar to this.

June 17, 2011  11:56 AM

GoDaddy unveils cloud computing

Posted by: Nathan Simon
8GB, CentOS, cloud computing, Data Center on Demand, Dedicated Server, Fedora, GoDaddy, Hosted Services, Ubuntu, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008

Cloud Computing has become so prevalent over the last couple years and GoDaddy is finally on the bandwagon.

It looks like web hosting giant GoDaddy is now in the cloud computing business with a new service called Data Center On Demand, which could potentially make a dent in the market...

June 14, 2011  3:01 PM

How to clear DCDIAG Errors

Posted by: Nathan Simon
clear even logs in dcdiag, DCDIAG, dcdiag /fix, Support Tools, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

What is DCDIAG you ask?

This command-line tool analyzes the state of one or all domain controllers in a forest and reports any problems to assist in troubleshooting. DCDiag.exe consists of a variety of tests that can be run individually or as part of a suite to verify domain controller...

June 10, 2011  2:36 PM

Jerky mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine

Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, jerky mouse in vm, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware drivers, VMware Tools, WDDM Drivers, Windows Server 2008 R2, x64

If you are having issues where the mouse is jerky on a Server 2008 VM, while viewing it from vSphere client "Open Console", check to make sure you have a VMware driver for the video card. You can check by going to the Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings >...

April 20, 2011  2:30 AM

Migrate DHCP from Server 2003 to Server 2008

Posted by: Nathan Simon
DHCP Scope, DHCP Server, export DHCP, import DHCP, migrate DHCP, move DHCP, netsh, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2

Wan to know how to export DHCP from Server 2003 and move it to Server 2008? Well I found the step by step instructions of how to do so. Mind you this could also be used to backup a DHCP Scope on Windows Server 2003 as well. Not sure how many of you techies out there are...

April 20, 2011  2:25 AM

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008R2

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cluster, hyper-v, iSCSI target, starwind, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

You got it, you can now download iSCSI Target software for free, i believe it used to be Starwind iSCI Target software, which was then bought out by Microsoft.

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007....

April 6, 2011  2:49 AM

Changed Block Tracking and Veeam Backup 5.0.2

Posted by: Nathan Simon
changed block tracking cannot be enabled, ctkEnabled, ESX 4.1 Update 1, ESXi, vCenter, Veeam 5.0.2, viclient, VM, Windows Server 2008

If you have issues with your backups because of a Changed Block Tracking Issue, it could because you created the backup job with a ESXi user that does not have permissions to enable the "ctkEnabled"...

March 24, 2011  11:32 AM

Server 2008 R2 Robocopy New Features

Posted by: Nathan Simon
file migration, microsoft, new features, R2, robocopy, robocopy switches, smart file transfer, Windows Server 2008

Robocopy has been around for a long time, but there are 2 switches that you want to start incorporating into your scripts, they are /ZB and /DCOPY:T /ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode. When you use the /ZB option, this command uses Restart mode. If...

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