RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR BL/DLxxx G7/Gen8 BIOS FOR WINDOWS 2008/2012 R2

Power consumption settings To take advantage of Windows’ ability to adjust server power consumption (and reduce costs) based on workload: 1. During system boot, press F9 to run the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU). 2. Select Power Management Options. 3. Select HP Power Profile. 4. Select Custom. 5. Select HP Power Regulator. 6. Select OS Control … Continue reading RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR BL/DLxxx G7/Gen8 BIOS FOR WINDOWS 2008/2012 R2

WINDOWS PERFORMANCE MONITOR: “UNABLE TO ADD THESE COUNTERS”

Issue Statement: While opening Windows Performance Monitor: “Unable to add these counters” on Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 R2 servers. \Memory\Available MBytes \Memory\% Committed Bytes In Use \Memory\Cache Faults/sec \Memory\Cache Faults/sec \PhysicalDisk(*)\%Idle Time \PhysicalDisk(*)\Avg. Disk Queue Length \Network Interface(*)\Bytes Total/sec” Solution : Rebuild Performance Counters with LODCTR 1. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator (right click Runs … Continue reading WINDOWS PERFORMANCE MONITOR: “UNABLE TO ADD THESE COUNTERS”

Copy files with certain extension from on path to to another with folder structure ( File and folder exclusions)

Another unique requirement from one of my friend. He was trying move some build files as part of his deployment, process include stopping services and moving files between the folders and backup the old folders etc. He tried automating many of the process, requested my help with part of one segment that require copying the … Continue reading Copy files with certain extension from on path to to another with folder structure ( File and folder exclusions)

Security Update/Patch Management Process document Draft

# Intent to help some one who are looking for a Process document for Best practises and Process on Windows and/or ESX host patch update process Purpose This document provides the process, procedure, challenges, and common risk to Maintain the integrity of Server and its data by applying Operating system and application critical and security … Continue reading Security Update/Patch Management Process document Draft

Find and Logoff Disconnected users :: Powershell Script

One of my recently wondered with frequent account lockouts of users accounts due to disconnected users! whose password expired or password changed after last logon time.. You can use 'quser /server:servername  | ? { $_ -match "Disc" }' to find the disconnected users You may use 'logoff #SessionId /server:servername' to log them off from the servers Below … Continue reading Find and Logoff Disconnected users :: Powershell Script

HOW TO RESET LOST ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD – USING DVD

Simple steps to reset the local administrator password using Bootable DVD/ISO, for a lost administrator credentials Boot onto DVD of Windows Server 2008 R2 (ISO image or DVD) Choose “Repair your computer” Launch cmd Go to c:\windows\system32 Rename Utilman.exe to Utilman.exe.bak Copy cmd.exe to Utilman.exe Reboot on Windows Do the keyboard shortcut Windows + U when … Continue reading HOW TO RESET LOST ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD – USING DVD

DISABLE IPV6 ON WINDOWS 2008/2012 SERVERS

Hi, you may feel this "Immature", I tend to forget this simple thing always! Disable ipv6 on windows 2008/2012 servers Open Registry using run “Regedit” Navigate through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet> services> TCPIP6 > Parameters. Right click on Parameters and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value DisabledComponents and hit Enter. Now right … Continue reading DISABLE IPV6 ON WINDOWS 2008/2012 SERVERS