Theme: Windows Embedded for Windows XP en Server 2003


Ik kwam de Windows Embedded theme hier tegen: http://www.sizzledcore.com. Dit is weer eens wat anders dan de Royal Noir die je hier terug kunt vinden: windows-xp-theme-zune-royal-noir

De Windows Embedded theme ziet er als volgt uit:

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Je kunt de theme hier downloaden: http://rapidshare.com/

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Disable Windows Server 2003 Startup Sound


Op http://www.trevorprokop.com/ kwam ik de volgende tip tegen:

This is a quick fix to remove the startup sound played when users log into a Citrix Published Application.

  1. Download this file. Windows XP Startup.wav
  2. Replace C:\Windows\Media\Windows XP Startup.wav on your Citrix Presentation Server.

Na het uitvoeren van deze twee stappen ben je van het startup geluid verlost.

Microsoft: Set Google as default search provider in Internet Explorer 7


Dit kun je doen door het onderstaande registry bestand te importeren.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
“DefaultScope”=”{06652DC2-D1BD-4BD1-BACA-EC681D3E6E33}”
“Version”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{06652DC2-D1BD-4BD1-BACA-EC681D3E6E33}]
“DisplayName”=”Google”
“URL”=”
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q={searchTerms}&meta=”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
@=
http://www.google.com/keyword/%s

Je kunt een ook een custom ADM maken om dit via een GPO door te voeren. Hoe dit werkt lees je in KB918238

Scalable Networking Pack Rollup Released


De rollup package vind je hier: KB950224

Meer informatie over SNP vind je hier: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/snp/faq.mspx

Verder kwam ik de volgende quote tegen:

As more companies deploy Windows 2008 and Vista, it is crucial, or in my opinion, critical that this hotfix be applied to all Windows 2003 servers that may communicate with these operating systems. One of the main reasons is a new feature called TCP auto-tuning which makes use of RSS to expand and shrink the sizes of your TCP window to increase/decrease throughput based on current network load. This feature greatly increases throughput on your network, but if there is an underlying problem with the network card driver or any of these features between disparate systems, you may experience slower than normal network performance. The good news is that the Chimney feature is disabled by default in Vista/Windows 2008.

Bron: http://blogs.technet.com/mikelag/archive/2008/08/28/scalable-networking-pack-rollup-released.aspx

LDAP Query


In mijn omgeving werken we nu nog met twee verschillende loginscripts. Ik wilde graag weten welke gebruikers die nog enabled waren het oude loginscript aangekoppeld hadden. Dit kun je doen door de volgende LDAP query uit te voeren in Active Directory Users and Computers.

 

De onderstaande query geeft alle users weer met het loginscript login.bat en de accountstatus op enabled

(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(!(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)(scriptPath=login.bat))

 

De volgende LDAP query doet bijna hetzelfde als de bovenstaande alleen geeft deze de personen terug met de accountstatus op disabled

(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)(scriptPath=login.bat)

 

Een LDAP query ziet er dan als volgt uit:

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Geholpen door het volgende KB artikel: KB827754

Whitepaper: VMware and VSS: Application Backup and Recovery


Veeam schrijft het volgende:

More and more organizations are choosing VMware Infrastructure to virtualize their mission‐critical applications (Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server) to create a flexible, easily administered virtual infrastructure.
Virtual machines (VMs) and any applications they contain must be protected against failure. Typically, in the virtual world, this is done by performing an image‐level backup of the whole machine (for instance, using VMware Consolidated Backup). This method results in what is known as a crash‐consistent image. Restoring a crash‐consistent image is essentially equivalent to rebooting a server after a hard reset. For operating systems, this has not been an issue, since they can easily handle this type of activity. For database applications as well as for applications featuring replication, however, such a restore will often result in lost data, data corruption, or application failure.
To illustrate this concept, let’s review the consequences of using different VM disaster recovery methods for one of the most common mission‐critical applications: a Microsoft Active Directory domain controller (DC). Depending on the solution used, the following results will be achieved:

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Download de PDF hier: VMwareandVSS-ApplicationBackupandRecovery.pdf

Backup Exec: Snapshot provider error (0x8007000E): Ran out of mem


Sinds ik SP2 op de SQL server had geïnstalleerd, kreeg ik de onderstaande foutmelding in mijn Backup Exec log file.

Click an error below to locate it in the job log


Backup- SQL1 
AOFO: Initialization failure on:
\\SQL\Shadow?Copy?Components.
Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Snapshot provider error (0x8007000E): Ran out of memoryCheck the Windows Event Viewer for details.

Dit probleem kun je oplossen door de hotfix te bestellen die vermeldt word in het volgende KB document: KB940239