“netvsc” error in Hyper-V guest

We use Citrix Presentation Server for a number of applications, and lately we have had a significant increase in issues with one set of our Citrix servers.  We have 3 main sets of Citrix servers and the problems have only been happening on one set.  One of the sets doesn’t have this error, but wouldn’t… Continue reading “netvsc” error in Hyper-V guest

An online pack already exists…

Situation:  I have a 32bit file server running Windows Server 2003.  I have a new 2008 R2 (x64) file server running on Hyper-V.  Did I mention that the R2 server is on Clustered hosts? This is all simple.  Just drop the LUNs from the file server, give them to the cluster and assign them as… Continue reading An online pack already exists…

Uninstalling Forefront from Server Core

The best way to uninstall any program from Server Core, is to go into the registry to HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall .  In there, you will see GUID for the various programs that are installed.  If you select the GUID and look at the right had side you will see some good information:   One of the REG_EXPAND_SZ… Continue reading Uninstalling Forefront from Server Core

Extend a Volume – Not enough space?

I was going to extend a volume on one of my Server 2008 Core machines, and it told me “there is not enough space to perform this action”… There was however enough space, but for some reason Microsoft Forefront decided that I shouldn’t be allowed to extend a volume remotely.   So I disabled the services… Continue reading Extend a Volume – Not enough space?

Server Core – A few notes and links to useful commands

I asked a coworker to find the method/command to run updates on Server Core and he came back with a link to this nice little script: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa387102(VS.85).aspx And every time I forget the command to do something in Server Core, when I do a search to find it, I always come back with a link… Continue reading Server Core – A few notes and links to useful commands

Add or Remove programs in Server Core

Quoted from a blog by Sander Berkouwer Add or remove programs Again there are two ways to get information on the software that is installed onto your Server Core installation in absence of the “Add or Remove programs” Control Panel applet. (also known as appwiz.cpl) Registry The first way is by checking the registry keys… Continue reading Add or Remove programs in Server Core

Set the Time in Server Core 2008

To change the time zone on a computer running a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008, run control timedate.cpl. http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/47a23a74-e13c-46de-8d30-ad0afb1eaffc1033.mspx?mfr=true