HP ILO Port numbers

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.

---------------------- ----------- -----------
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



Upgrading Windows 2008 R2 editions from the command line without media.

Tested something new with Windows 2008 today. Windows 2008 has an inbuilt utility called the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool which does not require any media to upgrade the edition and just needs a reboot.

this is not possible on a domain controllers and only do upgrades, not downgrades.
Supported Windows 2008 R2 upgrade paths are:

Windows Server 2008 R2 STD -> Windows Server 2008 R2 ENT -> Windows Server 2008 R2 DC
Windows Server 2008 R2 STD Core -> Windows Server 2008 R2 ENT Core -> Windows Server 2008 R2 DC Core
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation -> Windows Server 2008 R2 STD

To upgrade, you need to provide a valid 25-character product key for the edition to which you’re upgrading.

To determine the installed edition, run:

DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

To check the possible target editions, run:

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

Finally, to initiate an upgrade, run:

DISM /online /Set-Edition: /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

So, for example, to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter from a downlevel edition, you would run:

DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE

After running the /Set-Edition command, DISM will prepare the operating system for the edition servicing operation, then reboot twice while it applies the changes to the operating system. After the final reboot, you’ll be running the new edition!


Fix RDP on Windows 2003 without reboot.

A very common issue on a daily life of a Windows server administrator is that the users complaining about RDP issue. If the issue is with Windows 2008, that’s fine as we can restart the remote desktop services to fix the issue. But the same issue on Windows 2003 is bit annoying.

However, I have found a solution which works perfect.

The fix: (remotely using command prompt)

tasklist /s \\servername /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe” (locate PID for TermService)
taskkill /s \\servername /pid xxxx (may need /f to force, UAC might give problems as well)
sc \\servername start TermService

The Fix: (local, using command prompt)

tasklist /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe” (locate PID for TermService)
taskkill /pid xxxx (may need /f to force, UAC might give problems as well)
sc \\servername start TermService

Detailed Information:

Open a command prompt
Type in: tasklist /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe”
This will list the different instances of svchost.exe and the associated service and PID
Locate TermService and note the PID for it
Open Task Manager and go to the Processes tab. Then click View > Select Columns and check PID, then click OK
Locate the svchost.exe process with the PID noted in step 4, right click it, select End Process
Open services.msc
Start the Terminal Services service


Microsoft Student Associates (MSA) – India Program

Microsoft recently announced registrations for the Microsoft Student Associates (MSA) – India Program. If you are a student, have a passion for Microsoft technologies, love social media and are involved at your campus, then this opportunity is sure to interest you. This new initiative from Microsoft, focuses on developing leadership qualities of students in their campus.As a Microsoft Student Associate or MSA, you will represent your local campus as technology enthusiasts and social media/marketing evangelists.



Celebrating 3 Years

It all started back on June, 2010. over the last three years, this has been a wonderful platform to share the knowledge with wonderful people out there. Thanks for all your likes, comments, suggestions and support.

Special thanks to SpeedHost Support Team,  for invaluable support during crisis, maybe six months back when the site got complete crashed.

WintelAdminStepped into 4th.

Happy Birthday www.WintelAdmin.com

Hello WintelAdmin Readers,

Thank you so much for the past one year that you all have been supporting us. We are more than glad to have you all here, to make the portal www.WintelAdmin.com a succesful one. Also, we’d like to congratulate you all for the completion of one year.

Happy Birthday www.WintelAdmin.com

Also, we would like to state that we expect the same from you in comin years as well. And anywhere you need our support or help, we’ll try my best to do so.

We are sure, with your joint efforts, we can achieve greater hights in coming years for which the credit will always go to you.

Thank you all once again and hearty congratulations!!!