How to check folder size on windows
There are many small utilities are coming to check folder size.
I like small portable tools Folder size explorer.
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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
Windows 2012 Server Network Disconnection issue
I have installed Windows 2012 Server on VMWare ESX Server .Server was not being used it was idle
I getting issue as Network was being disconnected .Network was going to sleep mode .
To disable the Network sleep mode .
1- Go to device manager
Remote Desktop Services not working
I was having an issue with windows 2008 server I enabled the Remote desktop but i was not able to connect the remote desktop firewall was off network connection was ok . even though i was not able to connect to remote desktop. i checked the telnet localhost 3389
it was not working .I found the below solution it works for me . Continue reading Remote Desktop Services not working
Troubleshooting Microsoft Network Load Balancing Clusters
This section lists some common issues that you might encounter when using Network Load Balancing (NLB) clusters
Network Load Balancing (NLB) Survival Guide
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 Server 2012||6.2|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||6.1|
|Windows Server 2008||6.0|
|Windows Server 2003 R2||5.2|
|Windows Server 2003||5.2|
|Windows XP 64-Bit Edition||5.2|
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.
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
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)|
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How to extend the boot partition in Windows Server 2008
To extend the boot partition in Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:
Note You can only extend the boot partition in contiguous unallocated disk space.
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:
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:
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.