Unattended: Microsoft Windows KB files


Mocht je een hotfix van MS via een batchfile unattended willen installeren, dan kun je dat als volgt doen:

KB_Unattended_Install

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Error: RTHDCPL.EXE


Na het opnieuw installeren van mijn Windows XP installatie verscheen na de reboot de volgende melding.

RTHDCPL_error

Zodra je security update KB925902 hebt geïnstalleerd kan de bovenstaande error optreden.

Install this update to resolve an issue where certain third-party applications may not start, and you receive an error message: “Illegal System DLL Relocation” after you install security update KB925902 (MS07-017). After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

De hotfix kun je hier downloaden: KB935448

How To: Slipstream Windows Server 2003 SP2


Download eerst het Servicepack naar bijvoorbeeld je E:\ schijf.

Vervolgens extract je de Windows 2003 ISO naar je harddisk bijvoorbeeld E:\W2K3ISO.

Nu open je het command prompt (Start – Run – CDM {enter}) en voer je het volgende commando uit

E:\WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe /integrate:E:\W2K3ISO\

Het onderstaande scherm laat zien dat alles uitgepakt wordt. Even later als dit klaar is komt er een ander scherm die alles samenvoegd.

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Nadat het slipstream proces klaar is wil je er natuurlijk weer een bootable cd van maken. Dit kun je als volgt doen

Download het bestand Microsoft Corporation.img. Dit heb je nodig om de bootsector te kunnen defineren.

Vervolgens kun je de boel branden in Nero

    1. Choose CD-ROM (Boot) from the New Compilation’s Boot page.
    2. Under Source of boot image data choose “Image file” and Browse to the Microsoft Corporation.img.
    3. Select Enable expert settings (for advanced users only) and set the following: Kind of emulation – No Emulation
      Number of loaded sectors – 4
      Load segment of sectors – 07C0
    4. Click NEW.
    5. File Browser area, navigate to c:\xp. Select all of the files inside of that directory and copy them over to the left side for burning.
    6. Click BURN and you’re done once the CD is complete.

 

Bron: http://neosmart.net/blog/

VMWare: Three new patches


Patch ESX-1000073 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Security Issues

This patch provides updates to the Kerberos network authentication packages provided in the VMware ESX Server Service Console. Possible vulnerabilities have been found with the krb5 telnet daemon, the Kerberos KDC, and kadmin. Although these features are not enabled in the Service Console by default, VMware recommends that all users apply this patch.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the names CVE-2007-0956, CVE-2007-0957, and CVE-2007-1216 to this issue.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

Patch ESX-1000070 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Resolved Issues

This patch provides the following:

  • This patch resolves time loss issue in Microsoft Windows 2000 SMP (multi-processor) virtual machines running applications that use the Windows Multimedia Timer service. Java applications typically fall into the category of applications that experience the time loss without this patch. The fix does not affect single-processor virtual machines.
  • A fix for an issue where using the 32-bit version of VMware tools in a 64-bit Solaris 10 virtual machine causes high CPU usage. Users of this patch on ESX Server hosts with Solaris 10 virtual machines with 64-bit VMware tools will still experience an error stating “vmware-toolbox-gtk: 1816): Gtk-WARNING **” since no 64-bit GTK is available, but will not experience the high CPU usage. Please refer to http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6456279 for more information on Solaris 10 and the GTK for 64-bit applications.
  • Pre-built modules (PBMs) to enable VMware tools to be installed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 AS 64-bit virtual machines. Without this patch, the error “None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMwaretools are suitable for your running kernel.” is seen when attmempting to install VMware tools in RHEL 3 AS 64-bit virtual machines.
  • Pre-built modules (PBMs) to enable VMware tools to be installed in Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8 Kernel v2.4.21-306 and higher virtual machines.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

Patch ESX-1000039 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Resolved Issues

This patch provides the following:

  • Fixes an issue where ESX server fails to boot on HP servers, if a drive fails from the logical volume that’s not a part of the ESX boot environment.
  • Fixes an issue where extraneous warnings are logged in /var/log/messages of ESX Server hosts running HP Insight Manager version 7.7. The warning message is the following: vmkernel: 0:00:10:43.873 cpu0:1024)VMNIX: VmkDev 3293: dev=vmnic2 cmd=0x8946 ifr=dedc1eb4 status=0x2bacffa1.
  • Fixes an issue where some ESX Server hosts stop responding for between two and five minutes during a rescan operation and on occasion, the host will completely stop responding. The diagnosis of this issue is described in detail in KB 10229. Please refer to that knowledgebase article for more information on the diagnosis of the problem and for workarounds if you do not plan to apply this patch to fix the issue.
  • Fixes an issue where NetApp’s sanlun utility fails to get the required information from NetApp filers.
  • Fixes an issue found on HP Proliant DL 380 G5 systems where valid I/O requests were marked as attempts to overwrite the partition table. This caused the file system to become “read-only” while the ext3 file-system is configured on block devices that have extended partitions.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

How To: Upgrade WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0


Hier een quote van Bink.nu

A month earlier then expected WSUS 3.0 is released to web!
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 delivers new features including an MMC-based user interface with advanced filtering and reporting, improved performance and operational reliability, flexible deployment options to improve branch office support, and more content access through the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download WSUS 3.0 hier: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89379

Hier vindt je meer informatie:
Release notes
Step-by-step: Getting started
WSUS 3.0 Overview
Deploying WSUS 3.0
WSUS 3.0 Operations guide
Script Center

Software requirements voor WSUS 3.0 server installatie

.Net 2.0 http://www.microsoft.com
MMC 3.0 http://www.microsoft.com
Microsoft Report Viewer http://www.microsoft.com

Stap 1: Backup maken

Maak eerst een backup van je database mocht deze extern draaien. Maak daarna een backup van de machine / VM.

Stap 2: requirements installeren

.Net 2.0 installeren, MMC 3.0 (Mocht je laatst SP2 voor Windows Server 2003 hebben geïnstalleerd, dan kun je deze stap overslaan) en Microsoft Report viewer.

Stap 3: WSUS 3.0 installeren

Nadat je de prerequirements hebt geïnstalleerd, kun je beginnen met de upgrade naar WSUS 3.0.

De setup wordt gestart en vindt een bestaande installatie van WSUS 2.0. Deze moet dus worden bijgewerkt naar WSUS 3.0.

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De Setup wizard vindt een bestaande installatie van MSDE 2000 deze moet worden bijgwerkt naar Windows Internal Databse.

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WSUS is bijgewerkt.

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Herstart de Server.

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Nadat je het nieuwe console hebt geopent en verbinding hebt gemaakt met de server, kun je beginnen met het inrichten en onderhouden van je WSUS 3.0 server.

Happy Patching!

Er kunnen een aantal EventID’s optreden nadat de upgrade is uitgevoerd. Lees hier hoe je dat kunt oplossen.


Bron: http://bink.nu/Article9992.bink

Windows Server 2003 SP2 is live


Je kunt de SP nu hier downloaden:

Download details SP2 for 32Bit http://www.microsoft.com/

Download details SP2 for X64 http://www.microsoft.com/

Voor meer informatie zie http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/ en de officiële SP2 pagina http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sp2.mspx

Zie deze site voor nog meer handige tools en informatie: http://bink.nu


Bron: http://blogs.virtualserver.tv/blogs/dugie