The Requested Resource Is in Use: Cluster Disk Error in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on November 17, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Clear-ClusterDiskReservation –Disk 1

After the emergency shutdown, one of the cluster disks connected to the Microsoft Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2 fell down. Having opened Disk Manager on one of the cluster nodes, I saw that this disk was online, but the file system was recognized as RAW.

How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2016

Posted on · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Net Framework 3.5 installation error 0x800f081f (The source files could not be found).

Quite a number of applications in Windows Server 2016 / Windows 10 require .Net Framework 3.5, in spite of .NET Framework 4.6 is installed by default. For example, I was not able to install and run SQL Management Studio without .Net 3.5.

Remote Management in Windows Nano Server 2016

Posted on November 10, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2016
Nano Server Recovery Console

Unlike common Windows Server 2016 edition, Nano Server hasn’t got any graphical interface or an opportunity to log on locally or  through Remote Desktop (RDP). So by 99.9% Windows Nano Server 2016 is managed remotely using PowerShell or WMI. In this article, we’ll dwell on the most common methods of.. read more

How to Rebuild BCD File in Windows 10

Posted on November 9, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

The Boot Manager in the modern Windows versions uses the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) file to boot the operating systems. This file contains information about the installed OSs on the computer and their boot parameters. If the BCD file is deleted or corrupted, Windows stops to be booted. In this.. read more

How to Show All Users Accounts on Windows 10 Login Screen

Posted on November 2, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
show all users on Windows 10 login screen

In Windows 10 / 8.1 the logon screen by default displays the account of the last user logged in (If the user password is not set, this user will be automatically logged on, even if autologon is not enabled.) However, it is possible to display all user accounts on the.. read more

Getting AD Accounts Created in the Last 24 Hours

Posted on October 31, 2017 · Posted in Active Directory, Powershell
getting list of recently created accounts in the active directory

The IT security department asked to develop the simplest audit system that will make up the daily statistics on Active Directory accounts created in the last 24 hours, and the information about who created these accounts in the domain. [contents h2] A PowerShell Script to Get the List of Recently.. read more

How to Create Scheduled Task Using PowerShell

Posted on October 26, 2017 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
task settings xml file

Most administrators use the graphic interface of Taskschd.msc console to create Windows Task Scheduler jobs. However, in various scripts and automated jobs, it is much more convenient to use the PowerShell features to create scheduled tasks. In this article, we’ll show how to create new Windows Scheduler tasks, export tasks.. read more

How to Delete OEM Recovery Partition Using Diskpart

Posted on October 24, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
oem recovery partition in disk managment console

Most desktop or laptop manufacturers create a separate recovery partition on hard drives of their branded OEM systems to store a reference system image (you can roll back to it, when doing factory reset) and a number of system and diagnostic tools provided by the manufacturer. The size of the.. read more

Windows 10: WSUS Error 0x8024401c

Posted on October 20, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 update Error 0x8024401c

One of my customers encountered the problem when trying to update new PCs running Windows 10 1607 and Windows Server 2016 from the internal WSUS server (running Windows Server 2012 R2). The computers running Windows 10 are displayed in WSUS console, but when searching for updates, a client takes a.. read more

How to Backup and Restore NTFS Permissions Using ICACLS

Posted on October 19, 2017 · Posted in Tools, Windows Server 2012 R2
ntfs file permissions in SDDL format

Managing NTFS permissions on file server folders may be quite tiresome. Inaccurate changes to the top (root) level of the directory may lead to unexpected results when individual permissions on lower-level files and directories are forcefully changed. Prior to significant change of permissions (moving, ACL update, resource migration) on an.. read more