PDC system drive storage issue

Hi Active Directory System Administrators,

Offlate i faced a strange issue with storage space being eaten away on PDC system drive,
after posting the issue on activedir.org forum.
The issue with PDC system drive storage issue has been resolved.

I had formerly checked with windir, it shows 38gb unknown, as well shadow copies are disabled on both the servers.
The utility TREESIZE caught the culprit.

In fact the “C:\Windows\System32\winevt” had archived “Security” event logs of 300 mb each since 7th Jan 2012, as well other event log files (dns, DS, DFS, ADWS, system, setup, GP, blah blab blab…)
After backing them up those stale events logs i cleared them from the system.

phew!!! what a relief

and

found that some how in the “Security” event properties were set not to rewrite for some reason.
Although they were not required, i still backed up and cleared those logs and set the security events to overwrite them the oldest first.

Amazing product, technologies & things I use every day of my life.


Company

Purpose

Product

Apple

Communication

iPhone 3GS

Chevrolet

Transportation

SUV Blazer 1998

Citrix

Server Virtualization Home Lab

XenServer v6.2

Dropbox

Cloud Storage, Cross Platform Sync

Dropbox

EMC

Type2-Virtualization

VMware WorkStation v8.0

Essence

Wrist watch

Sapphire Tungsten

Evernote

Sync notes, capture anything, access anywhere

Evernote

Google

Search engine, personal email

Search, Gmail

HP

Personal Laptop

HP Pavilion DV6000

Microsoft

Virtual Machine OS

Windows 7 x64

Mobily

Cellular Provider

Alwaha: Prepaid Voice/Data 3G Sim

Mozilla

Browser

Firefox

Open Source

Personal Laptop OS

Ubuntu Desktop Linux  11.10

Others

Social Interaction

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin & Pinterest

STC

DSL BroadBand & Landline Telephone

Mband Jood: 4 MB Plus Free Calls

 

And the list goes on and on and on and on…..

Next time more on individual product, technologies, things & favorites

Share yours.

How-To: CTRL + ALT + DEL in Remote Desktop

When you try to reset administrator or any user password on windows server from manage-user/groups it warns that password reset from the mmc console could lead to data loss, instead use Ctrl + Alt + Del and change password.

Well thats easy when you are hooked on to the console physically.
But what about when you are administering the server remotely, i had to figure out how to Ctrl + Alt + Del with RDP.

When working on vmware you can send Ctrl + Alt + Ins, with virtualbox/virtual  there is menu item to send the keystrokes on to the virtual box. Go to the Action menu and select the Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Starting with Ctrl + Alt + (Del / Ins / Home & End) voila Ctrl + Alt + End worked.
Is not it non-intuitive, it worked…

Kill Rogue Malicious Process

Internet Security 201x is a fake antivirus software, displaying lots of fake warning.

InternetSecurity2012

If your PC is a victim of such rouge malicious process (yes its not a virus, which remains undetected even with best antivirus security suite).

Then run following command in start–> run

taskkill /F /IM isecurity.exe

follow the syntax and case sensitivity

execute the command few more times to make sure that the process is not running anymore.

Remove these registry entries
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ISECURITY.EXE
HLEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “ISECURITY.EXE”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Internet Security 201x?

Remove these Internet Security 201x files:
All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe
All Users\AppData\isecurity.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\ISECURITY.EXE-1824C86D.pf

Its now time to install legitimate antivirus.
make a full scan with latest antivirus
make windows update
restart your PC

Moving your OST in Outlook 2007 or 2010

Moving the OST

It’s not to difficult to move the OST from the default location to anywhere you want it

Follow the simple steps (don’t forget to restart Outlook when prompted)…

  1. Go into Tools | Account Settings
  2. [A] On the Data Files tab select the data file for the account
  3. [B] Turn off “Cached mode” on the “advanced” tab
  4. [C] Disable “Offline use” on the “offline folder” settings popup
  5. And then…. you can move the .ost (in Explorer) and reference the new location to have Outlook work with it
  6. When you’ve finished don’t forget to re-enable “Offline use” and turn “Cached mode” back on – otherwise you’ll only be able to work when connected to the remote server

When you have finished this process Outlook may spend a moment re-synchronising your local data with the server, but if you have moved and used a recent OST then the process will be no longer than a normal send/receive.

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Office 2007 crashes on Windows Server 2003 SP2 64 bit, Terminal Server role

When i try to install my install licensed office 2007 STD on our windows
2003 terminal server i get an error. The event viewer shows the event ID 5000:

The description for Event ID ( 5000 ) in Source ( Microsoft Office 12 )
cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see
Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event:
office12setup; {10120000-0f00-0000-0000–0000000ff1ce}; 12.0.4518.1014; x; 2;
x; x; x; NIL; NIL; NIL.

here is the work around http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927476

Installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Vista and Windows 7

Source/Credit:  here

Here’s how you can deploy Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista remotely:

  1. Download .msu file from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en
  2. Install this by running wusa “blah.msu” /quiet /norestart
  3. Run ocsetup.exe WindowsAdministrationTools to activate windows features
  4. Set these registry keys to activate start menu folder (can be done manually through properties)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
“Start_AdminToolsRoot”=dword:00000002
“StartMenuAdminTools”=dword:00000001

 

For Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7:

  1. Download .msu file from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en
  2. Install this by running wusa “blah.msu” /quiet /norestart
  3. Run dism /online /Get-Features to give a list of all the features
  4. Run dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:RemoteServerAdministrationTools
  5. Then run dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-ServerManager etc. to install the desired features
  6. Set reg keys to activate start menu folder (can be done manually through properties)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
“Start_AdminToolsRoot”=dword:00000002
“StartMenuAdminTools”=dword:00000001