Tag Archives: windows

Patch Tuesday February 2016

Yet another patch Tuesday has come upon us. Microsoft released 13 updates, some of which fix critical issues, to address vulnerabilities in their product line. Adobe on the other hand has released patches which address 22 vulnerabilities for their Adobe … Continue reading

Posted in Basefarm SIRT, IT security | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Patch Tuesday February 2016

SandWorm

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, iSIGHT Partners – in close collaboration with Microsoft – announced the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability impacting all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Microsoft is making a patch for … Continue reading

Posted in IT security | Tagged , | Comments Off on SandWorm

How to install Logstash on Windows Server 2012 with Kibana in IIS.

This post is currently outdated, please have a look here to see a up to date version: “https://community.ulyaoth.net/threads/how-to-install-logstash-on-a-windows-server-with-kibana-in-iis.17/” This guide will be updated as soon as possible. In this guide I will show that it is also possible to run … Continue reading

Posted in Technical guides | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

How to install MongoDB on Windows Server 2012 with a replication set.

This post is currently outdated, please have a look here to see a up to date version: “https://community.ulyaoth.net/threads/how-to-install-mongodb-on-windows-with-a-replication-set.18/” This guide will be updated as soon as possible. In this guide I will show some simple steps of how to set … Continue reading

Posted in Technical guides | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Quick way to name your NICs in Windows Servers

If you, like me, manage many servers, it’s essential to name network adapters in a way that makes it easy to troubleshoot issues when they arise. In complex networks with thousands of servers and all servers connected using multiple paths … Continue reading

Posted in Data center | Tagged , | Comments Off on Quick way to name your NICs in Windows Servers

Windows Server 2012 is coming!

A week from today Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012. For ordinary computer users this release may not mean a lot, but for us working with running large server systems it will be a game changer. Fundamental parts of the Windows … Continue reading

Posted in Data center, Products, Trends | Tagged , | Comments Off on Windows Server 2012 is coming!

Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

At Basefarm we frequently need to ensure that many Windows servers are identical in terms of the roles and features they have installed. Adding features can be done in a number of ways. Mostly the graphical userinterface (Server Manager) is … Continue reading

Posted in Data center | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cannot add new node to windows hyper-v cluster–SCSI disk validation error

We make extensive use of Hyper-V within Basefarm and I recently encountered a strange problem when doing maintenance on a 5 node windows cluster running the hyper-v role. For reasons I won’t bore you with here (pre-production testing basically), I … Continue reading

Posted in Troubleshooting | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

How to resolve orphaned file ownership in windows 2008

Here’s something I was looking at this morning, which is not an uncommon problem I think. I was doing some disk cleaning for a customer and some extremely large files that we needed to remove were locked and inaccessible even … Continue reading

Posted in Troubleshooting | Tagged | Comments Off on How to resolve orphaned file ownership in windows 2008