Friday, March 26, 2010

WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Web Server 2008 R2

To install IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
  1. Start the Server Manager (click Start, click Run, and then type CompMgmtLauncher).
  2. In the tree view, select Roles, then in the Roles pane click Add Roles.
  3. In the Add Roles Wizard, click Select Server Roles, select the Web Service (IIS) check box, click Next, and then click Next again.
    At this time you may see a message box Add features required for Web Server (IIS)? Click Add Required Features.
  4. In the Select Role Services window, make sure that the following services are selected:
    • Common HTTP Features (including Static Content)
    • ASP.NETISAPI Extensions, and ISAPI Features (under Application Development)
    • Windows Authentication (under Security)
    • IIS Metabase Compatibility (under Management Tools, expand IIS 6 Management Compatibility)
  5. Click Next, and then review your selections.
  6. Click Install.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Get all your AD troubleshooting tools from one place

MPS Reporting Tool:
This MPS Reporting Tool is utilized to gather detailed information regarding a systems current configuration. The data collected will assist the Microsoft Support Professional with fault isolation.

Once downloaded, run the .exe file and it will extract (and run)

The interesting stuff is in %windir%\MPSReports\DirSvc\Bin

No more need to go hunting around for your support folder in your windows server CD/DVD/ISO!

Additional use link for Microsoft Network Monitor (v3.3):

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Windows 2008 Server Core Backup


Install Windows Backup:
start /w ocsetup WindowsServerBackup

System State Backup:
wbadmin.exe start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:d:

Allow backup to C: (critical volume)

To enable the system state backup files to be targeted to critical volumes, you must set the value of the AllowSSBToAnyVolume registry entry under the following registry subkey:
Set the value of this entry as follows:
Name: AllowSSBToAnyVolume
Data type: DWORD
Value data: 1
Note When this value is set to 1, system state backups to any volume are enabled. To revert to the default behavior, set the value to 0.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Add back domain that has exceeded tombstone lifetime

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about default group memberships at Active Directory Local and Domain Default Groups(
Use Repadmin to restart replication following Event ID 2042
  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    repadmin /regkey +allowDivergent

Reset the registry to protect against outdated replication

When you are satisfied that lingering objects have been removed and replication has occurred successfully from the source domain controller, use Repadmin to prevent divergent replication. To do prevent divergent replication, run the command repadmin /regkey -allowDivergent. For example, to restrict divergent replication on a domain controller named DC1 in the domain, run the command repadmin /regkey –allowDivergent.