Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Table monitoring & Table informations in SQL-Server databases

August 16th, 2014 No comments

If you are a database admin or developer you always should know and take care about, where tables are stored, how much space they consume and how data grows in the tables. One of the golden rules in SQL-Server database development is not to use the PRIMARY file group as the default location for user-tables in your projects.

Better create a new custom file group, and set it as the default file group. From my opinion, this is the point, where a good database design starts: “With the implementation of additional and customized file groups”. In this article you will find a fast example how to do that. I had to mention file group separation first, before we can move on, because this was actually my motivation to write that query and this blog post.

If you never think about it, or don’t even have an idea where the tables in the database are located, how big they are and how much rows your tables contains. You better take care of it…NOW!

Therefor i wrote a quick management query, especially aligned Read more…

The mysterious case of a crashing server (LanmanServer) service

July 27th, 2013 No comments

A few days ago, we had mysterious issues with one of our Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machines. The problem was noticed, because an information popped up in the system tray, of other terminal servers, that the Remote Desktop Licensing Service is not available on the network.

The source server of the problem was found pretty easy. After a troubeshooting for a while, i found out, that the problem-machine is not available via UNC-Path’s and Named Pipes.

If i tried: net use \\<troublemachine> from a remote system i received the error message, that the system is not available. So i searched for the service, that is responsible for providing this services, and this is the server service also known as LanmanServer. Read more…

Group Policy Search

May 2nd, 2010 No comments

Discovered via Daniel Melanchton’s Technet Blog

This is really a nice Tool to find existing Group Policies easily. The Group Policy Search

Thank’s Daniel for that helpful information.

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vCard export from PST-Folder (The easy way)

November 18th, 2009 No comments

Today i searched for a way, again, how to export each of my contacts in an MS Outlook PST-Folder into a vCard (.vcf) format.

Because Outlook doesn’t offer any internal routines to export vCards and the WWW doesn’t offer any suitable freeware, too, i made up my mind and a simple vCard export method was born. This method requires no plugin’s additonal software or something else!

PST to vCard export steps:

1. Navigate to your contacts you want to export and select them.

2. Now Right-Click the selected contacts and choose: “Send as business card”

3. An new e-Mail opens with each the vCards (.vcf) in the attachment field.

4. Click on a free space within the attachment area and select all exported contacts with Ctrl+A

5. Drag & Drop the selected business cards to a folder on the filesystem

6. Vioala… the export is done!

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Easily transfer FSMO Roles vom one DC to a another

December 12th, 2007 2 comments

I’ve wrote a nice batch script how you can transfer FSMO Roles from one domaincontroller to a another. With some simple choices you can move roles between domaincontrollers in a AD environment.

Therefor i use the NTDSUTIL.EXE of the Windows Server Support Tools wich is installed by default on a Windows Domaincontroller.

Before you can use the script: Look if the path to NTDSUTIL.EXE is in the %PATH% variable, to call it globally. Or copy NTDSUTIL.EXE into the script directory. CHOICE.EXE is used to handle the choosable options in the script.

Script call: FSMOtransfer.bat [DNSDOMAIN]

Where [DNSDOMAIN] Must be a Fully Qualified Domain name (FQDN) of a existing Microsoft Active Directory Domain. The script works only if you are logged on as a administrator

Download: FSMORolesTransferScript

Happy Coding!

Visio Paradies (jede menge Visio Objekte)

July 17th, 2007 No comments

Das was ich hier gefunden habe ist einfach besser als

Eine Page aus Russland, bietet tausende von Visio-Objekten zum download an. Hier findet man wirklich alles was man braucht 🙂 Ein Wahes Visio Paradies


Fehlersuche/Troubleanalyse mit dem EventLog und seinen Tools

May 25th, 2007 No comments

Folgende Commandline-Tools sind zur Fehleranalyse unter Windows 2000 | XP | 2003 geeignet:

Das mit cscript startende VB-Script: EventQuery.vbs (ist beim Windows Server 2k3 im Resource Kit mit dabei) und Read more…

Copy To.. Befehl im Kontextmenue anzeigen

May 25th, 2007 No comments

Wer gerne mal schnell files ueber das Kontextmenue kopieren moechte, der kann dies jetzt ganz problemlos machen.

In der Registry gibt es einen Pfad, in dem ein neuer Unterschluessel [Copy To] erstellt werden muss: [HKCR\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To] Read more…

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Windows XP based Remote Desktop Clients could not logon the Terminal Server

May 25th, 2007 No comments

Wer schon mal das Problem gehabt hat sich mit einem Terminal Server Client zum Server verbinden zu wollen und sich dann gefragt hat warum die Session abgewiesen wird, der sucht meistens den Ursprung des Fehlers auf dem Terminal Server selbst, da es nach der Art der Fehlermeldung die MSTSC.EXE zurueckgibt so aussieht.

Auch nach einem feineren Tuning der GroupPolicies Read more…

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High Availability Router mit Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)

May 21st, 2007 No comments

Ich musste zusammen mit einem Kollegen eine Loesung finden, um zwei IP Netze miteinander zu verbinden. Da wir keinen Router zur Verfuegung hatten wir uns nach etwas anderem umsehen. Da fiel unser Augenmerk auf ein Microsoft Cluster (Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edt.), welches wir für Projekt zur Verfuegung hatten. Es beinhaltete zwei physikalische Cluster Nodes mit je drei Netzwerkarten. Die Idee war schnell geboren, wir wollten einen ausfallsicheren Router in diesem Cluster aufsetzen. Gedacht – Getan…. Read more…

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