Got an alert stating IIS 7 role unavailable, when checked found that the service named World Wide Web publishing service was not starting. This could be in case the IIS isn’t shutdown cleanly. This could break the services like World Wide Web publishing service (w3svc).
In that case, we can fix the issue by resetting the IIS by executing the commands
# iisreset /stop
# iisreset /start
taskkill /F /FI “SERVICES eq w3svc”
Finally, restarting the IIS would fix the issue.
SQL Server 2008 R2 cumulative update was giving an error stating SQL Server setup failure.
SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:
A failure was detected for a previous installation, patch or repair for instance “MSSQLSERVER” during the configurtion for features………. Error code 0x84B20001
Found it on Microsoft forums and other posts to look for these registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\ConfigurationState
All REG_DWORD values were set to 3 and changed them to 1.
Wow, this time the setup validation succeeded and the SQL server 2008 R2 update operation was completed successfully.
MMC is not starting and it shows an error message stating that it will not run with a version of a Internet Explorer earlier than Internet Explorer 5.5.
To work around this issue, create a string entry (REG_SZ) with the name Version and the value “18.104.22.168” under the subkey
One of my windows 2008 didn’t come after reboot. Upon checking the console, saw a message stating “Please wait for the Windows Modules Installer.”. Had to bring up the server at the earliest. It took about an hour, tried reset but server was getting back on to same page. Application team was eagerly waiting for it to come back. Started looking for alternative methods to bring it up.
When checking server was pinging and able to shared folders. Hence, connected to the server from services.msc using the option “Connect to another computer..”
Disabled “Windows Module Installer” service and restarted the server.
Bang, server was back on its home page.
If you are trying to access an iLO behind a firewall, there are some TCP ports that need to be opened on the firewall.
Here is a list of the default ports used by iLO.
These can be modified on iLO’s by clicking on Administration -> Access -> Services tab.
ILO FUNCTION SOCKET TYPE PORT NUMBER ---------------------- ----------- ----------- Secure Shell (SSH) TCP 22 Remote Console/Telnet TCP 23 Web Server Non-SSL TCP 80 Web Server SSL TCP 443 Terminal Services TCP 3389 Virtual Media TCP 17988 Shared Remote Console TCP 9300 Console Replay TCP 17990 Raw Serial Data TCP 3002
Wanted to install latest version of Java. When tried to install Java, got failed because of the existence of previous version of Java. There was no uninstaller available to uninstall the previous version of Java. To make successful installation of Java there was a need to remove previous version of Java from program list.
Below listed steps were followed to clear Java from control panel.
Search for the program name (eg; Java)
Look for the folder that contains the program and delete it.
Once you refresh and try reinstalling it should be success.
Powershell Tutorial – Part 1
To begin PowerShell you need to start using the console. Forget the command prompt and move on to PowerShell. Powershell is a combination of DOS and Unix shell with an update. It accepts both Windows and Unix commands with many new features. Powershell scripting is to do more in less time.
Powershell can be used in two ways – the Console and the integrated Scripted Environment (ISE). ISE is preferred for scripting and console for command execution.
First thing you need to know is how to start PowerShell, simplest is just by typing powershell. Other way to star powershell is double click .ps1 file.
cmdlets (commandlets) are self contained scripts that required to be called like a command. For example, get-service (which list all services and its status), get-command (it lists all comdlets that can be used). multiple cmdlets can be used to make some tasks very simple thats called command pipelining. One comand can take input from another command. and process it.
The command for getting help is get-help and it accepts varietly of arguments.
This will search and list all command and help files relating to services.
get-help start-service -online
Using the parameter “online” you can open the browser to view the help on TechNet.
get-help start-service -examples
This will list the example for start-services.
In a Windows Cluster, you can move roles from one node to another. Unfortunately, you may not find an option to move quorum disk to another node.
However, there is an option to move quorum disk to another node using the command line tool.
You can view the cluster status using the command:
Note: This will list the status for all available resource group.
In order to move the quorum disk, you need to move the “cluster group” group to the desination node using the below command:
Cluster group “Cluster group” /moveto:NodeName
Note: Replace the NodeName with the destination node name. This is to be executed from the node that is holding the quorum disk.
One of the application was recently installed on Windows 2012 Server, when I click on the short cut its gives an error message stating ” … has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution to the problem”. Further, it gives options to check online for a solution and close the program or close the program.
To my surprise, it was found that the application opens by clicking on “Run as Administrator”. Later, clicking “Run as admin” every time was annoying. Hence, the application was set to run as administrator by default following the steps listed below:
Right click the program and select Properties
Under the compatibility tab, select Run this program as an administrator
Click Apply and OK