Windows Server 2012 – converting between core, gui and minimal interface versions

Windows Server 2012 – converting between core, gui and minimal interface versions

In Windows Server 2012 is now possible to switch between various install options (Gui, Core) through simple PoweSshell commands, installing/uninstalling features. Core Minimal GUI Desktop Experience File And Storage Services FileAndStorage-Services File And Storage Services FileAndStorage-Services File And Storage Services FileAndStorage-Services File And Storage Services FileAndStorage-Services Storage Services Storage-Services Storage Services Storage-Services Storage Services Storage-Services Storage Services Storage-Services .NET Framework 4.5 Features NET-Framework-45-Features .NET Framework 4.5 Features NET-Framework-45-Features .NET Framework 4.5 Features NET-Framework-45-Features .NET Framework 4.5 Features NET-Framework-45-Features .NET Framework…

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HP Sistem Management Homepage timeout

HP Sistem Management Homepage timeout

the timeout errors in windows (error 1053) can be addressed by adjusting the UI timeout (default 60 seconds). Check for the SMH log for entries such as this: MAJOR 11/19/2012 2:19:24 PM UI Timeout (limit: 120s) — vcagent(HPVersionControlAgent):359s||vcrepository(HPVersionControlRepositoryManager):0s||elm(backwardscompatibility):0s which indicates that the one of the agents needed more time than that specified by the UI Timeout limit.

debian …and back

debian …and back

It’s back to Debian, as I haven’t got the time for technological adventures. Everything is set-up like before with the exception of sound which is not set for both surround 5.1 and dmix with this .asoundrc pcm.!default plug:both ctl.!default { type hw card 0 } pcm.both { type route slave.pcm { type multi slaves { a.pcm “dfront” a.channels 2 b.pcm “drear” b.channels 2 c.pcm “dcenter” c.channels 2 } bindings { 0.slave a; 0.channel 0; 1.slave a; 1.channel 1; 2.slave b;…

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good bye debian, welcome Arch

good bye debian, welcome Arch

I have been using debian OS for close to ten years now, anywhere there was a need for a linux set-up. There are many good things about debian like the fact that you can have a working machine in less than you can say “ctrl alt delete”. For me though it was the right time for a change. I have decided to go with Arch for my next re-install. Things I like about Arch Linux so far: fairly well documented,…

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exchange 2010 notes

exchange 2010 notes

I have just taken an exchange 2010 install (two nodes dag, two CAS/Hub transport servers) from 2010 RTM to 2010 SP1 Rollup 3v3 released on 27th of June 2011 I think. The updates took way longer than anticipated. When SP1 is applied without any preparation will highlight a lot of pre-reqs. In practice I found the following were required: – apply all Windows high priority updates – install the filterpack64bit.exe applying the service pack itself, happened without any problems on…

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WSUS updates on Windows 2008 R2 fails with code 80244018

WSUS updates on Windows 2008 R2 fails with code 80244018

the server will pick-up the update list from the WSUS, but the download fails. Cause: proxy server not being set. Resolution: run CMD as administrator netsh winhttp show proxy netsh winhttp set proxy <proxy settings:port> you could start typing ‘netsh winhttp’ and then tab through for further options  

waik – unattended install – united kingdom (great britain) localization

waik – unattended install – united kingdom (great britain) localization

I’ve struggled to get rid of the first screen (asking for language, time zone and keyboard) when performing an install of Windows 2008 R2, using an answer file created with WAIK. It looks like I wasn’t the first to hit this problem. Windows will display forms where it hasn’t got the right answers. In my case I had to pay attention to the following: UILanguage which needs to be en-US InputLocale = 0809:00000809 TimeZone = GMT Standard Time once the…

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