Category: Windows Servers

Feb 17

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates I recently had to re-install a MultiPoint server and with over 80 updates I guess I should not be surprised something went wrong. I ended up trying to install one update at a time and I was successful in getting about half …

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Jan 22

The IO operation at logical block address 0 for Disk 7 was retried.

The IO operation at logical block address 0 for Disk 7 was retried. When working with Multipath IO (MPIO) like when using iSCSI it is possible you might run across the message: The IO operation at logical block address X for Disk X was retried. This initially looks like trouble although truly it is more …

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Dec 07

How to: Resolve error “Computer/Name Domain Changes. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain: The requested resource is in use.”

How to: Resolve error “Computer/Name Domain Changes. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain: The requested resource is in use.” One of my latest missteps was not completing the migration of all servers to the new domain name when I performed an Active Directory Domain Name change. Well, one of the unintended consequences …

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Dec 03

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name There are many reasons why you might want to rename an Active Directory Domain Name. Microsoft names situations were there is a reorganization of the enterprise which could simply be internal or due to an adquisition, etc. In my case I have been reading about how to …

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Dec 03

DFSR: How to properly Size the Staging Folder and Conflict and Deleted Folder

DFSR: How to properly Size the Staging Folder and Conflict and Deleted Folder The Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) service is a new multi-master replication engine that is used to keep folders synchronized on multiple servers. Replicating data to multiple servers increases data availability and gives users in remote sites fast, reliable access to files. …

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Dec 03

Replacing Self Signed Remote Desktop Services Certificate on Windows

Replacing Self Signed Remote Desktop Services Certificate on Windows So one of the reasons why we moved from a .local domain environment to a corp.Bauzas.com Active Directory domain name was so that we could use a public CA certificates for Remote Desktop Services. We used to rely on self signed certificates and then moved to …

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Dec 03

Microsoft’s DHCP Failover

Microsoft‘s DHCP Failover One of the new cool features in Windows Server is DHCP Failover. Think of it as a way to replicate your DHCP across two servers in order to provide failover or load balancing a DHCP Service. DHCP failover in Windows Server® 2012 is a new feature that enables two Microsoft DHCP servers to …

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Dec 03

How to: Delete a DHCP Failover relationship when the partner server is unreachable

How to: Delete a DHCP Failover relationship when the partner server is unreachable One of the latest issues I’ve come across is removing a DHCP Failover relationship. In a previous article I referenced a new Windows Server feature (Error while adding a second DHCP Server) which is DHCP Failover. This is a pretty cool feature …

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Nov 28

Error 0x800f0922 while adding DHCP role on Windows Server

Error 0x800f0922 while adding DHCP role on Windows Server If you are installing the DHCP server role on a Windows Server machine you might get the following 0x800f0922 error message: Feature Installation The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. …

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Nov 19

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)?

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)? One of the features of Windows Server 2012 R2 that I’ve been doing research as of late is the new file system Resilient File System ReFS). The big question as you can imagine is whether to use it or not. What became clear …

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