Sysadmin Today #28: Server down!

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In this episode, I will share some tips and tricks on getting non-booting servers fixed.

Host: Paul Joyner
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How to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows Server 2003
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/325375/how-to-troubleshoot-startup-problems-in-windows-server-2003

How to Boot Windows Server 2012 in Safe Mode
https://www.isunshare.com/windows-server/boot-windows-server-2012-in-safe-mode.html

Windows Server: Active Directory database repair after Domain Controller failure
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln289101/windows-server–active-directory-database-repair-after-domain-controller-failure?lang=en

Repair Active Directory
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/172eb4bb-a8df-42ce-a1c7-472d33dc210a/fix-active-directory-corrupted-ntds-isam-database-corruption-errors-in-eventlog?forum=winserverDS

Repairing Windows 2012 R2 Startup
http://www.hackaapl.com/repairing-windows-2012-r2-startup

Uninstall Windows updates from the command line.
From the System Recovery Command Prompt run the following command:

  • dism /online /get-packages

This will produce a list of installed updates and packages. They will look like this:

           Package Identity: Package_for_KB978262~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0

           State: Installed

           Release Type: Security Update

           Install Time: 2/11/2010 1:01 PM

Find the most recent one and then make a note of the package identity.

Then run the following command:

  • dism /online /remove-package /PackageName:Package_for_KB978262~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0

           Note: Name of update is from previous step which may vary.

You will get a status of the removal until it is complete. Then reboot your PC.

You will want to start with the most recent and remove them one at a time to find the problem update.

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Sysadmin Today #26: Sharing more Tech Stories

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In this episode, I share my recent experiences regarding Backup, VMware, SQL & Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Remove Stale Active Directory Accounts
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Disable-Remove-Stale-AD-c826f1c4

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Sysadmin Today #20: Active Directory

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In this episode, it’s all about Active Directory. I discuss the history, features and structure of Active Directory, including best practices.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Comparison of Active Directory and Windows NT
http://www.windows-active-directory.com/active-directory-and-windows-nt.html

AD Features introduced by different version of Windows Server
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19037.active-directory-features-in-different-versions-of-windows-server.aspx

Active Directory Best Practices
http://www.mdmarra.com/2013/04/best-practices-for-configuring-new.html

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Sysadmin Today #15: The DNS Show

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In this episode, we discuss all things DNS. This will include internal and external DNS server’s usage, and how DNS works with Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
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DNS Lookup Order
Local Cache
Local Host File
Sends query to assigned DNS Server
DNS Server Cache
DNS Zones
DNS Forwarders
DNS Root Hints

DNS Stub Zones Information
http://techgenix.com/dns_stub_zones
http://www.cloudyfuture.net/2015/08/24/why-dont-people-use-stub-zones

Why use third party DNS Servers
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-third-party-dns-servers-secure

DNS Made Easy
http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com

Open DNS
https://www.opendns.com

DNS Record Types
https://blog.dnsimple.com/2015/04/common-dns-records

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Sysadmin Today #14: Server & Network Maintenance

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In this episode, we will review setting up a maintenance and renewal schedule. This will include Server, SAN, Network, AD, OS and Application maintenance.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Maintenance Checklist

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Replmon & Repadmin Info
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2009/07/01/getting-over-replmon/
https://virtualizationmaximus.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/run-replmon-on-windows-server-2008-r2-2012-r2-windows-7-8-8-1-without-installing-windows-server-2003-support-tools-2/

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