poweredge 2950 server 2003 install raid driver and repair windows

Objective

Installing (or repairing) Windows Server 2003 x64 on a Poweredge 2950 with Perc 5i / 6i (LSI logic) RAID drivers.

Why won’t the installer recognize the RAID controller?!?!? Keep reading for the answer!

Background

This was a nightmare but i finally figured out how to get windows setup to read my RAID drive . . . → Read More: poweredge 2950 server 2003 install raid driver and repair windows

Howto: Start Plug and Play service in Server 2003

Need to start the plug and play service in server 2003?

sc config PlugPlay start= auto net start “PlugPlay”

Howto: server 2003 list all local groups users shared folders permissions

You’ll need an app called Srvcheck.exe: Server Share Check.

This can be obtained with the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

At an administrator command prompt run (in directory where srvcheck.exe is located):

srvcheck \\server-name

obviously replace “server-name” with whatever machine you want the list the user/groups/shares for

Howto: Make Hudson HTTPS (Windows)

I am assuming you have installed hudson as a service in windows and that hudson lives in C:\hudson

Use a tool called Portecle to import your valid cert and export it as a java keystore file (.jks). Remember to use THE SAME PASSWORD FOR ALL PROMPTS IN THAT PROGRAM (or you will run in to . . . → Read More: Howto: Make Hudson HTTPS (Windows)

Fix Bootcamp Disk Error Windows Xp Install Message

Here’s the fix:

Burn another Windows XP SP2 (or greater) disc (after verifying checksum of the .iso) Delete current bootcamp partition in mac bootcamp utility Create a new bootcamp partition Put in windows xp install disk and have mac reboot via bootcamp utility During install select the “BOOTCAMP” parition When prompted select format ntfs (quick) . . . → Read More: Fix Bootcamp Disk Error Windows Xp Install Message

Fix virtual pc 2007 bridged networking in Windows 7

If you are unable to assign a bridged networking adapter to your virtual pc 2007 virtual machine in windows 7… here’s the fix I did:

There should be an option in virtual pc settings to clear all messages. I cleared all messages and restarted virtual pc 2007. When it started i got a message saying . . . → Read More: Fix virtual pc 2007 bridged networking in Windows 7

Howto: Sync time with Active Directory Domain Controller

from command prompt run this:

w32tm /resync sync time domain controller

Howto: Fix Vmware Fusion Mouse Not Working

Change this regkey:

HKEYLOCALMACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class {4D36E96F-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Remove the value msvmmouf from the UpperFilters regvalue

Also uninstall the mouse driver (yes all with keyboard)

Howto: Migrate IIS Sites to Another Server

First you need to install the IIS 6.0 Migration Tool

For each Web site and virtual directory on the source server, you must create a corresponding Web site and virtual directory on the target server. Later in the migration process, you will copy the content into these Web sites and virtual directories. Create the Web . . . → Read More: Howto: Migrate IIS Sites to Another Server