Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to detect corruption in the images of .exe files:

The !chkimg extension detects corruption in the images of executable files by comparing them to the copy on a symbol store. or another file repository.

!chkimg [Options] [-mmw LogFile LogOptions] [Module]

Monday, October 20, 2014

Running RHEL 5.9 and up on Windows Server 2012 R2?

Be sure to install the Hyper-V Backup Essentials for Linux VMs. Link is here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Windows Server 2012 Self-Study Guide

Scott Rachui, previously TAM and now a Support Escalation Engineer, created a self-study guide for Windows Server 2012 RTM back in 2013. If you're new to 2012 or prepping for exams, it can get you on track fast (it did for me :)). Link is here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to disable ZPODD in Windows 8

If there are no media present in the optical disk drive e.g. ODD, the OS turns off the power to the optical drive. This is called ZPODD.
To revert to always-on status, turn off this functionality in the Registry:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cdrom\Parameters\.
Go to ZeroPowerODDEnabled.
If it's type is DWORD (32 bit), and value is 0, ZPODD is disabled; if it’s any other value, ZPODD is enabled.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The End is Nigh (for FRS)

We have finally reached the phase where continuing to “support” FRS is impossible; it’s a bit of a stretch to even say we’re supporting it now, as you cannot get bug fixes for it.
DFSR is vastly more capable, reliable, and scalable. Most importantly, there is only one OS that requires FRS - and that OS is going away in 2015: Windows Server 2003. Read more on Ned Pyles Blog.