Author Archives: Jewe

Enable ssh on Esxi4

1. Press ALT-F1 to access the main console. 2. Type the word: unsupported. You will get the nice message: You have activated Tech Support Mode. The time and date of this activation have been sent to the system logs. Tech … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Injecting drivers into Windows 7 and WIndows 2008R2

The final part about this item. First of all we need the "Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7" after installing the Kit I added the directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing" to the system variables path variable. Before we are … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Capture a Windows 7 Image

Well guys it took me a lot of time (and google sessions) to solve this issue. Having installed the Windows 7 OS and installed the complete office surrounding including additional software. After all this work started windows update so the … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Creating the capture image.

Inside WDS you have to go to the boot images. Select the appropriate one and right click on it. Choose "create capture boot image", enter your image name and description and the location were to store the capture.wim file. Click … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – The Basics

First of all you have to install the appropriate "Role" on your Windows 2008 server. After installing I would say reboot your machine. Now the nice part starts, collect your operating systems which has to be distributed. I used VirtualCloneDrive … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2, S3, EBS

Coming soon a blog post by Marc about Amazon EC2, S3, EBS. We have played around and build some machines, for now we are going to make a “cloud” simple network. Just see how it works. Later on we will … Continue reading

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Firewall from the command line

To Enable the Windows Firewall, use the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state on To Disable the Windows Firewall, use the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state off If you want to set logging for a particular profile, use one … Continue reading

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WSUS Database cleanup/update using PowerShell

Using Powershell to cleanup the WSUS database, free disk space increased 12 GB. #Region VARIABLES # WSUS Connection Parameters: # YOUR SERVER NAME [String]$updateServer = "SERVER NAME" [Boolean]$useSecureConnection = $False # Port number [Int32]$portNumber = 8530 # Cleanup Parameters: # … Continue reading

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Could not start Software Licensing service on Local Computer

A Windows 2008 server (same for Vista), after Windows update and reboot returns in a activation lock assuming the machine is running without a licence. After starting it up in save mode, and then starting it up in the "normal" … Continue reading

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Credentials lost after remote backup or reboot, not able to browse resources using Backup Exec.

This issue was driving me mad, followed al the hints from "Google" but no solution at all. So your on your own. Running OS windows 2008. Application Backup-Exec 12.5 The account involved in this issue has given logon as a … Continue reading

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