Reliability Monitor

MS-Windows (Microsoft Windows Operating System) is a collection of several operating systems ranging from the older Windows 3 single-user systems to the latest and greatest Windows server 2012 and for the desktop Windows 10.

Windows operating systems initially were built on top of the MS-DOS operating system, providing a Graphical User Interface, GUI, and several extended features. Today the windows operating system no longer requires MS-DOS but it does still support a DOS style interface called the Command Prompt. Continue reading Reliability Monitor

Powershell

Windows PowerShell is a new task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.

Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. Windows PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, Windows PowerShell has a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language. Continue reading Powershell

Disk Operating System (DOS)

MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) is a single-user, single-tasking computer operating system that uses a command line interface. In spite of its very small size and relative simplicity, it is one of the most successful operating systems that has been developed to date.

Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. Windows PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, Windows PowerShell has a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language. Continue reading Disk Operating System (DOS)

Fixing Event ID 40960

We ran across an interesting problem today in our environment.

We had two users, interestingly enough they both have the same last name, who were being prompted to enter their credentials for nearly everything they touched, shared drives, printers. They were also having issue with outlook personal folders.

After looking in the event logs, we noticed the following error message.
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Migrate a MS Failover Cluster (Server 2008 Enterprise 32Bit)

Error    01/01/1900 12:01:00 AM    FailoverClustering    1230    Resource Control Manager

Cluster resource 'Cluster Disk 1' (resource type '', DLL 'clusres.dll') either crashed or deadlocked. The Resource Hosting Subsystem (RHS) process will now attempt to terminate, and the resource will be marked to run in a separate monitor.

Thats the message I got after I had migrated one of my Microsoft Windows Failover File Clusters to new hardware.
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Whats eating my disk space? (Invisible files)

In Linux, it is possible to delete a file that has been opened by multiple processes. If you stop one of the process and delete the file without stopping the other process, the system will still show the disk space as being used.

I recently had this happen, I had a MySQL database that was using 29GB of storage space. I stopped the database, deleted the files and recreated the database. Once complete, I noticed that I didn't reclaim any of the used space.
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