How to disable Tunnel/ISATAP Adapter?

There was an issue that whenever I ping a windows server, I was getting the response I was getting the response with IPV6 address. When checked on the source and destination, IPV6 was disabled. On detailed analysis found that the IPV6 was actually active on Tunnel adapter of the destination server.

Issue was fixed after disabling IPV6 from the Tunnel adapter on destination server by using the below command:

netsh int ipv6 isatap set state disabled
netsh int ipv6 6to4 set state disabled

You can also disable Teredo/isatap(Tunnel) adapter using the below command:

netsh interface teredo set state disable
netsh interface isatap state disable


Windows Server 2012 GUI went missing

Very recently, I came across an issue with Windows Server 2012 R2. When I accessed the server using RDP, only thing I can see was the command prompt and the mouse cursor. GUI was corrupt/missing. I was then able to recover the GUI using the below command:

Dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer

After a restart my machine came back online again.

You can also install using the powershell command:
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra


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.



How to reset HP ILO?

HP ILO sometime face hung-up issues and freezes on the interface. In this case we would need to reset the ILO controller to fix the issue. ILO can be easily reset using Putty Tool.

1. Establish a session to server ILO using Putty.
2. Move to Map1 using “CD Map1”.
3. Execute the command “reset”.

“CLI session stopped message” would be displayed on the screen and the reset would be completed in 30-50 secs.


VM Tools installation Error “Setup cannot continue. The Microsoft Runtime DLL installer failed to complete installation”

Recently, I was having issues in upgrading the VM Tools on a Windows 2003 server.Installation was not getting completed successfully. Hence, I tried uninstalling and re-installing the VM Tools. Unfortunately, I was unable to install the VM Tools and the error was “Setup cannot continue. The Microsoft Runtime DLL installer failed to complete installation”.

Luckily, I got an timely idea, I clicked on the setup, and when the error pop-up (before clicking “OK”) I opened %temp% directory and executed vcredist_x64.exe and VMware Tools.msi file manually, this worked perfectly.


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Celebrating 3 Years

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

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Convert HP Standard TCP/IP ports to MS Standard TCP/IP ports

The print spooler may crash or experience unexpected behavior such as high CPU utilization. Additionally, some printers may display “offline” status.

This behavior can occur due to HPTCPMON.DLL, HP’s Standard TCP/IP port.

Most network printers support the TCP/IP protocol. The standard TCP/IP port simplifies connecting to remote printers using the TCP/IP protocol. A computer that acts as a print server must run the TCP/IP protocol in order to print.

Follow the below steps to convert to MS Standard TCP/IP Ports:

1. Open the registry editor and export the following key to a .REG file.
2. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\HP Standard TCP/IP Port
3. Delete the following registry key.
4. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\HP Standard TCP/IP Port
5. Open the .REG file created in step 1 with Notepad.
6. From the Edit menu, choose Replace.
7. Replace all instances of “HP Standard TCP/IP Port” with “Standard TCP/IP Port” and save the file.
8. Double click the .REG file to import it.
9. Change the “Driver” value under the following key back to “tcpmon.dll”.
10. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port
11. Restart the Print Spooler service.


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