How to check software installation and uninstall by event viewer

How to check software installation and uninstall by event viewer

In the application log Event IDs  11707 and 11724  will let you know installation removal of software’s .

Event ID 11707 tells you when a install completes successfully, and also the user who executed the install package.

1- Go to Event Viewer

2- Click on Windows Logs  >  Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Operating System Version

Operating System Version

The GetVersionEx function retrieves the major and minor version numbers and other information about the currently running version of the operating system. The VerifyVersionInfo function enables you to determine whether the current system satisfies a specified set of operating system version conditions. For more information, see the following topics:

The following table summarizes the most recent operating system version numbers.

Operating system Version number
Windows 8 6.2
Windows Server 2012 6.2
Windows 7 6.1
Windows Server 2008 R2 6.1
Windows Server 2008 6.0
Windows Vista 6.0
Windows Server 2003 R2 5.2
Windows Server 2003 5.2
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition 5.2
Windows XP 5.1
Windows 2000 5.0

 

Identifying the current operating system is usually not the best way to determine whether a particular operating system feature is present. This is because the operating system may have had new features added in a redistributable DLL. Rather than using GetVersionEx to determine the operating system platform or version number, test for the presence of the feature itself.

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How to add static ARP entry in windows 2008 or Windows 7

How to add static ARP entry in windows 2008 or Windows 7

netsh -c interface ipv4 add neighbors “Network Card Name” “IP Address” “MAC Address” store=persistent
For Example :-

Your Network Card Name is :- Local Area Connection
IP Address is :- 192.168.10.10
MAC Address is :- 00-1d-71-83-6c-00

netsh -c interface ipv4 add neighbors “Local Area Connection” “192.168.10.10” “00-1d-71-83-6c-00” store=persistent

It will make parmanent ARP entry.

Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support on ESXi/ESX

Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support on ESXi/ESX

To determine which releases of ESXi/ESX support MSCS, consult the table below. The information is based on the release notes for each release as well as the published product documentation. For related information, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

ESX Release MSCS Supported? Documentation
3.0 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.1 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.2 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.2 Update 1 Yes VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.5 No VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes
3.5 Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF) Update 1 Release for ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i version 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 and later for ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i version 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5
vSphere 4.0 Yes What’s New in VMware vSphere 4.0 Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 4.0 Update 1, 2 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 4.1 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 5.0 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 5.1 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
Notes:

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  • Important Note :- Cluster VMs will not PowerON on same time . you will get error vmdk file is locked and unable to open etc . You must configure SCSI Bus sharing   options  as (Virtual) sharing disks between VMs on same Host (Physical) for sahring disks between VMs on diffrent hosts. very Important use another SCSI controller for the shared disk dont use same as fixed disk. 

How to extend the boot partition in Windows Server 2008

How to extend the boot partition in Windows Server 2008

To extend the boot partition in Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Storage, and then click Disk Management.
  3. In the details pane, right-click the volume that you want, and then click Extend Volume.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Extend Volume Wizard to extend the boot partition.

Note You can only extend the boot partition in contiguous unallocated disk space.

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How to extend a data volume in Windows Server

How to extend a data volume in Windows Server

How to use Diskpart.exe to extend a data volume in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows 2008

You can use the Diskpart.exe utility to manage disks,   partitions, and volumes from a command-line interface. You can use Diskpart.exe   on both Basic disks and Dynamic disks. If an NTFS volume resides on a hardware   RAID 5 container that can add space to the container, you   can extend the NTFS Volume with Diskpart.exe while the disk remains a Basic   disk.
Use the extend command to incorporate unallocated space into an existing volume   while preserving the data.
The following are the requirements for the   extend command:

  • The volume must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
  • For Basic volumes, the unallocated space for the extension must be the next contiguous space on the same disk.
  • For Dynamic Volumes, the unallocated space can be any empty area on any Dynamic disk on the system.
  • Only the extension of data volumes is supported. System or boot volumes may be blocked from being extended, and you may receive the following error:
    Diskpart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending
  • You cannot extend the partition if the system page file is located on the partition.  Move the page file to a partition that you do not want to extend.

To extend a partition or volume, you must first select the   volume to give it the focus, and then you can specify how large to make the   extension. To extend a volume, follow these steps:

  1. At a command prompt, type diskpart.exe.
  2. Type list volume to display the existing volumes on the computer.
  3. Type Select volume volume number where volume number is number of the volume that you want to extend.
  4. Type extend [size=n] [disk=n] [noerr]. The following describes the parameters:
    size=n The space, in megabytes (MB), to add to the current partition. If you do not specify a size, the disk is extended to use all the next contiguous unallocated space.
    disk=n The dynamic disk on which to extend the volume. Space equal to size=n is allocated on the disk. If no disk is specified, the volume is extended on the current disk.
    noerr For scripting only. When an error is thrown, this parameter specifies that Diskpart continue to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without the noerr parameter, an error causes Diskpart to exit with an error code.
  5. Type exit to exit Diskpart.exe.

When the extend command is complete, you should receive a message that states   that Diskpart successfully extended the volume. The new space should be added   to the existing drive while maintaining the data on the volume.
Note In   Windows XP and in  Windows 2000, you cannot use Diskpart.exe to extend a simple volume on a Dynamic disk that was originally created on a Basic disk. You can extend only simple volumes that were created after the disk was upgraded to Dynamic disk. If you try to extend a simple volume on a Dynamic disk that was originally created on a Basic disk, you receive the following error message. This restriction was removed in  Windows Server 2003.

Diskpart failed to extend the volume.   Please make sure the volume is valid for extending
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How to convert Physical machine as virtual hard disk

How to convert Physical machine as virtual hard disk

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).

Disk2vhd includes command-line options that enable you to script the creation of VHDs. Specify the volumes you want included in a snapshot by drive letter (e.g. c:) or use “*” to include all volumes.

Usage: disk2vhd <[drive: [drive:]…]|[*]> <vhdfile>

Example: disk2vhd * c:\vhd\snapshot.vhd

Download link :- http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Disk2vhd.zip