page contents
Archive | April, 2012

HOW TO: Replace or Migrate Your Quorum Drive in Windows 2008 Cluster

Have you been in a position where you had to retire an external storage device like a SAN or DAS but you had your Quorum drive resource on it? Well, this post will walk you through the steps needed to swap out your drive. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much easier it is to […]

Comments Off on HOW TO: Replace or Migrate Your Quorum Drive in Windows 2008 Cluster Continue Reading →

Video: Restore Your WordPress Blog using BackupBuddy and IIS 7

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps. Loading the player … Tools needed: BackupBuddy: http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy// Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx HeidiSQL: http://www.heidisql.com/download.php

Comments Off on Video: Restore Your WordPress Blog using BackupBuddy and IIS 7 Continue Reading →

Sorry for the downtime past 30 hours :(

I wanted to say that I am sorry it took so long to get back up after being down for so long the past few days. It turns out that my old host was inadvertently shut off (actually deleted) around 10 AM PST on Thursday and I was given no notice until I saw my web site was […]

Comments Off on Sorry for the downtime past 30 hours :( Continue Reading →

HOW TO: Shut Down or Reboot Many Servers at Once in a Flash

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to quickly shutdown a lot of servers in a hurry? Well, I got some good news for you, as long as you have an inventory list of all you servers then you can do it pretty quickly! This is a neat little trick, that allows […]

Comments Off on HOW TO: Shut Down or Reboot Many Servers at Once in a Flash Continue Reading →

HOW TO: Backup SQL Server 2008 with Compression

This is one of the many new features that I really enjoy with Microsoft SQL Server. Backup compression was introduced with SQL Server 2008 and in my opinion, it is a must tool for most SQL Database administrators. It is especially true when you experience disk space problems. In addition to saving space, it also […]

Comments Off on HOW TO: Backup SQL Server 2008 with Compression Continue Reading →

HOW TO FIX: SQL Server Express Evaluation Edition Expired and Property Owner is not available

In my last post, I talked about an issue where we had a rogue SharePoint 2010 server that had an issue with the file size of the Database. As noted in that post, I stated that I would do another article as follow-up to reflect the other 2 challenges that I ran into as well. […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

HOW TO FIX: SQL Server Express DB size limitation of 4 GB

Today, I am going to go over 3 things that I encountered this week with SQL Server Express for a friend. At his job, they found a rogue SharePoint server that a developer had placed into production. Sadly, the only way my friend found about it was when the developer had run into an issue. […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

HOW TO: View Any Video On This Site

Today after fighting for months, I finally got all of my videos to work using JW Player. I had no issues with Chrome or Firefox, but for some reason Internet Explorer would never work for all versions. (In the beginning only IE 9 would work, but around February it stopped as well) First, please update […]

Comments Off on HOW TO: View Any Video On This Site Continue Reading →

Shameless plug for help to get more space on Dropbox :)

I use Dropbox which is a great free tool that allows you to have 2 GB of free space that is stored in the cloud. Recently they allowed me to get more space and also yourself an extra 500 MB until you reach 16 GB. Invite your friends to Dropbox! For every friend who joins […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

HOW To FIX: Shadow (a.k.a. “ghosted”) NIC’s in Hyper-V or SCVMM 2008R2

In my last post, I talked about recovering from a failed Storage Migration (QSM) in SCVMM. After you attach the old VHD file, you may find that you are not able to add the NIC settings back, like the IP address because there is a hidden NIC that is in the system but does not […]

Comments Off on HOW To FIX: Shadow (a.k.a. “ghosted”) NIC’s in Hyper-V or SCVMM 2008R2 Continue Reading →

HOW TO FIX: Hyper-V or SCVMM 2008R2 Failed Storage Migration (QSM)

Happy Easter everyone! 🙂 Earlier this week, I was moving VM’s from one shared storage device to another. I had an old HP StorageWorks SAN device that was failing on me and was out of warranty, so I needed to migrate my VM storage to a new EMC device. I ran into some issues and it kind […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

Having an issue trying to copy user profiles in Windows 7?

Have you tried to copy a profile in Windows 7? Well if you have then you have seen this issue before where the copy command is grayed out as seen below: I originally had a desktop not connected to my internal domain and as you can tell from my posts, I do a lot of tests on […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Last Known Good Backup/DBCC

Today, I was researching information on DBCC and database backups. I was trying to ensure that I have good data in my backup, as you know… garbage in leads to garbage out. Basically, your data is only good as the data you pull from Talking with Robert Davis (Blog | Twitter) he provided me with […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.