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

Posted on November 17th, 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 Create Scheduled Task Using PowerShell

Posted on October 26th, 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

Windows 10: WSUS Error 0x8024401c

Posted on October 20th, 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 19th, 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

Run Multiple Websites on the Same Port and IP Address on IIS

Posted on October 18th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
second site on iis

By default, during IIS (Internet Information Services) server installation an empty website, “Default Web Site”, that responds on the default TCP 80 web port is created. In the IIS terms, it means that this website bind to port TCP/80. To open the website, just enter the name of the IIS.. read more

Windows.edb File Too Big – How to Reduce Size

Posted on October 5th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
huge Windows.edb file

Windows.edb is an index database of Windows Search service, which provides faster search of data in the file system due to indexing of files, e-mails in PST files and other content. Obviously, the more files there are in the system, the larger is Windows.edb. In some cases, it can grow.. read more

Fix: Server Stuck on “Preparing to Configure Windows”

Posted on September 27th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer

It is not the first time when I come across the following issue in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012/R2: after the installation of updates or some roles/components, a server prompts to be restarted. Then the message “Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer” appears.. read more

Monitoring RDS Bandwidth Usage by Users with Perfmon

Posted on August 17th, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
get rdp usage by users with perfmon

In our network, there are several terminal servers based on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Remote Desktop Services  (RDS) role, which connects many users from branches and regional offices. It has become necessary to detect, which terminal users sessions generate the bulk of traffic thus loading WAN channels.  Most likely.. read more

Traffic Encryption in SMB 3.0

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
windows server 2012 Encrypt Data Access SMB Share

In the version of the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol introduced in Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8, it became possible to encrypt data transferred over the network between the SMB file server and the clients. Data are encrypted transparently from the client’s point of view and doesn’t require.. read more

Fine-Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 5th, 2017 · Posted in Active Directory, Windows Server 2012 R2
Fine Grained Password Policy for domain admins

In Active Directory version introduced in Windows Server 2000, you could create only one password policy for the entire domain. This policy was configured within the standard Default Domain Policy. If the administrator assigned a new GPO with other password settings to the OU, CSE (Client Side Extensions) would ignore.. read more