Windows Server 2008 TCP /IP Default gateway missing

Windows Server 2008 TCP /IP Default gateway missing

After rebooting of Windows 2008 server there TCP/IP setting Default gateway configuration removed .

Event putting back Default gateway configuration its not taking .

So you need to reset TCP/IP configuration . Refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base  299357.

1- Open Command Prompt with Admin privilege.

2-  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

3- Reboot the server

4- Give the TCP/IP default gateway  and check .

How to login in Windows XP without Product Activation

How to login in Windows XP without Product Activation

Some time you are not able to login in Windows XP if your windows XP is not activated it will log you out and you can not access your desktop .

1- Reboot the XP

2- Boot with safe mode with command prompt

3- run command explorer.exe  (it will open your desktop)

4- Go to run

5- Execute the command “rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk”

Note command is case sensitive.

6- Reboot the XP

7- Now you can login.

How to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from USB

How to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from USB

If you want to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from USB . you can install the windows  7 or 8 from bootable USB . if you know How to create bootable USB for windows Installation . Microsoft has given a good tool to create bootable USB form Windows 7 or Windows 8 ISO iamge.

Download the tool Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Microsoft website and create the USB bootable Fash Drive . Continue reading How to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from USB

How to install windows 8 on VMware ESXi 5

How to install windows 8 on VMware ESXi 5

I was trying to convert windows 8 P2v on vmware ESXi 5 . Windows 8 converted successfully . but when I powered on it stuck windows start up screen and  endless spinning circle .I was thinking P2V was not successful then i tried to install fresh windows 8 but there was same issue .

I Google it and got VMware article to patch the ESXi 5.0 to fix this bug. But there was easy solution .While creating virtual machine for  windows 8 choose windows 7 64 bit operating system and install windows 8. Its resolved the issue for me .

netstat command example

netstat command example

Important command for TCP/IP ports status

1. List All Ports (both listening and non listening ports)

List all ports using netstat -a
# netstat -a | more
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 localhost:30037 *:* LISTEN
udp 0 0 *:bootpc *:*

Active UNIX domain sockets (servers and established)
Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6135 /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 5140 /var/run/acpid.socket
List all tcp ports using netstat -at
# netstat -at
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 localhost:30037 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 localhost:ipp *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN
tcp6 0 0 localhost:ipp [::]:* LISTEN

Continue reading netstat command example

Windows update issues

Windows update issues

1- System Update Readiness Tool 

2-How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update

3-To obtain a list of installed patches

wmic qfe list

4-To uninstall a listed patch

wusa /uninstall /kb:<kbnumber>

5-From a remote computer  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934307)

wmic /node:SRVNAME process call create “powershell wusa /uninstall /kb:2639043 /quiet /norestart”

6- Remove an update

  1. Open Installed Updates by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then, underPrograms and Features, clicking View installed updates.
  2. Click the update that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

 

how to know who is accessing your files

how to know who is accessing your files

ShareWatch allows you to see who is connected to a computer and what files they are accessing. Have you ever wondered why your hard drive or modem is active, but you aren’t doing anything to cause it to be active?  It is possible a remoteuser is accessing your computer.  Have you ever had a file locked but you don’t know why? ShareWatch can tell you if a network user is using the file and allows you to disconnect them so that you can edit/delete the file.  Have you ever wanted to shutdown a computer, but don’t want to drop people using the
computer.  ShareWatch will show you all resources in use by remote users.

download share watch

Intel Tools and Utilities

Intel Tools and Utilities

+Compatibility Tools

Tool Description Internet application Desktop application
Intel Product Information Find and compare Intel product specifications. Run n/a
Desktop Boards and Processors
Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool Find compatible Intel® Processors and Intel® Desktop Boards. Run n/a
Servers
Server Configurator Tool Select compatible components to design a complete server system. After configuring, the tool provides a parts list you can print or export to send to your Intel® Authorized Distributor. Run n/a
Memory Configuration Checker Find optimal memory configurations for Intel® Xeon® 5500, 5600 and 3400 Processor series platforms. Includes a diagnostic utility for checking memory configuration on Windows Server Systems, and features for building/ordering new systems. Run Download

+Identification Tools
Tool Description Internet application Desktop application
Intel System Identification Utility Know what computer components, operating system, and driver versions you have on your computer. Run n/a
Chipsets
Intel® Chipset Identification Utility Identify the Intel® chipset on your motherboard. Download
Processors
Intel® Processor Identification Utility download for Windows* Identify characteristics of the processor inside your computer. Download
Desktop
Intel® Board ID Tool Know if an Intel desktop board is installed on your computer. If an Intel desktop board is found, the tool identified board model and version, BIOS version, and operating system. Run Download
Network Adapter
Yottamark* Authentication Labels Yottamark* sticker is an authentication label that allows anyone to verify the authenticity of Intel® Network Adapter. Run

+Update Tools
Tool Description Internet application Desktop application
Intel Driver Update Utility Know if you have the latest Intel drivers for your computer components. Run
Chipsets
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility Automatically detect chipset component and find a driver download. Run Download
Network Adaptor
Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility Program the PCI option ROM on the flash memory of supported Intel PCI and PCI-Express-based network adapters and to update configurations. Download
Solid-State Drives
Intel SATA Solid-State Drive Firmware Update Tool Get the latest firmware. Download

+Diagnostic Tools
Tool Description Internet application Desktop application
Processors
Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool Know what processor is in your computer and verify the processor operating frequency. The tool also tests specific processor features and performs a stress test on the processor. Download
Solid-State Drives
Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox Access Intel SSD management features, and run diagnostic scans on Intel Solid-State Drive. Download

+Monitoring Tools
Monitoring Tools

Tool Description Internet application Desktop application
Turbo Boost Monitor Monitors processor frequency activity. Download (Windows 7 only)
Intel® Desktop Utilities Intel® Desktop Utilities provides you with the means to monitor system temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and hard drive health; view detailed system information, and test your system hardware for common errors. Intel Desktop Utilities will display and log alerts if system parameters deviate from optimal setting to let users take preventative action. Download
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility The Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility helps you overclock (processor, memory and system clocks) and monitor temperatures, voltages and fan speeds. Download

Windows can not access the specified device,path or file. windows 2003

Windows can not access the specified device,path or file. windows 2003

Some time you copied a file on windows 2003 server and want to execute you got an error “Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”

Right Click on file go to properties >

On General Tab you will find “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”

Click on unblock button you should be able to execute the file.