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“Access Denied” Error Message During Active Directory Demotion

July 23, 2013 1 comment

Decommissioning a windows 2008 DC failed with following error .

Error – Active Directory Domain Services could not configure the computer account …$ on the remote Active Directory Domain Controller . (5)

NtdsDemote returned 5

DsRolepDemoteDs returned 5

[ERROR] Failed to demote the directory service (5)

Resolution

In my scenario above error due to affected domain controller object was enabled “protect object from accidental deletion” .Demotion of DC is worked once uncheck the protect object deletion.

Change Outlook Calendar work Week and the work time through Group Policy

July 19, 2013 14 comments

In most of countries work days is Monday to Friday and weekend included Saturday and Sunday. But Saudi Arabia and other Middle East counties official work days from Sunday to Thursday. By default in Microsoft Office Outlook, the work week is set from Monday through Friday with a work day extending from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M..

Well how to change default settings of outlook work week and work time automatically to all users ?

By using customized group policy ADM templates can be set work week for example from “ Sunday until Thursday ” Read more…

SCVMM 2012 -Supported operating systems for P2V conversion

July 13, 2013 1 comment

Here is the list of the supported operating systems for P2V conversion using SCVMM 2012

Operating System SCVMM 2012 P2V Supported
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 (SP3) Yes in SCVMM 2012

No in SCVMM 2012 SP1

Windows XP 64-Bit Edition SP3 Yes in SCVMM 2012

No in SCVMM 2012 SP1

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit x86) Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86) Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86) Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard Edition Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition Yes (Requires SP2 or later.)
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition Yes
Windows Small Business Server 2003 Yes
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Yes
Windows Server 2008 Standard 32-Bit Yes
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32-Bit Yes
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter 32-Bit Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Yes
Windows Web Server 2008 Yes
Windows 7 Yes
64-bit edition of Windows 7 Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Yes
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Yes
64-bit edition of Windows 8 Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Yes
64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Yes
Windows Web Server 2012 Yes

SCVMM P2V-How to convert Physical Servers to Virtual Machines using SCVMM 2012

July 13, 2013 5 comments

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) simplifies P2V conversion by providing a task-based wizard. P2V process in SCVMM is completely automated after initiate the task.

In this article describes step by step process of online conversion of physical servers to virtual machines

Perquisites -Physical Server (source server )

Must have at least 512 MB of RAM

Cannot have any volumes larger than 2040 GB.

Must have an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) BIOS – Vista WinPE will not install on a non-ACPI BIOS.

Must be accessible by VMM and by the host computer.

Please refer below link for supported server operating systems https://seneej.com/2013/07/13/scvmm-2012-supported-operating-systems-for-p2v-conversion-2/

Online conversion Step by Step using SCVMM

Open the SCVMM workspace.

On the Home tab, in the Create group, click the Create Virtual Machine drop-down arrow, and then click Convert Physical Machine.

The Convert Physical Server (P2V) Wizard opens

On the Select Source page, do the following:

In the Computer name or IP address box, specify a physical computer to convert. (Source computer )

In the Administrative account section, enter credentials for an administrator to connect to the physical computer, and then click Next.

On the Specify Virtual Machine Identity page, enter a virtual machine name and optional description, and then click Next.

On the System Information page, click Scan System to gather information about the physical computer. SVMM temporarily installs a VMM agent on the computer to gather system information

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When the scan is complete, click Next to continue

On the Volume Configuration page, do the following:

By default, VMM creates a virtual hard disk for each volume. Accept or modify the VHD Size (MB), VHD Type, or Channel settings.

Click the chevron icon next to Conversion Options.

In the Conversion Options area, click online conversion .If desired, select the Turn off source computer after conversion check box.

Click Next to continue.

On the Virtual Machine Configuration page, configure the number of virtual processors and the amount of memory for the new virtual machine, and then click Next.

On the Select Host page, review the virtual machine host placement ratings, click the desired host, and then click Next.

On the Select Path page, specify a storage location on the host for the virtual machine files, and then click Next.

On the Select Networks page, configure which logical network, virtual network and VLAN (if applicable) to assign to each virtual network adapter, and then click Next.

On the Add Properties page, configure the action to take when the virtual machine host stops or starts, and then click Next.

On the Conversion Information page, verify that no issues are detected, and then click Next.

If there are issues, click each issue to view the associated error and suggested resolution information. Resolve any issues before you continue.

On the Summary page, review the settings. And then click Create to continue with the conversion.

Note: click View Script to create a PowerShell script if you desire to execute same job through power shell.

How do you select server candidate for offline or online methods ?  Offline conversion is best If server with changing data such as database server …etc. Also you need to remove server hardware integrated software’s such HP Array configuration utility HP management , Dell….. after sucessfull P2V conversion.

CcmSetup failed with 0x80004002 & 0x8004100e error

July 2, 2013 1 comment

Case

SCCM 2012 Client Push installation is failed on Windows 2003 server with the 0x8004100e & 0x80004002 error message reported in the client log files, such as the following sample log entries

CCMsetup.log
Failed to get client version for sending messages to FSP. Error 0x8004100e ccmsetup

State message with TopicType 800 and TopicId {AEE9BDDB-CBFA-4762-9197-5FB71F915487} has been sent to the FSP FSPStateMessage

This operating system does not contain the correct version of BITS. BITS 2.5 or later is required.  

Sending Fallback Status Point message to 'test.com', STATEID='321'.

Failed to get client version for sending messages to FSP. Error 0x8004100e 

Params to send FSP message '5.0.7804.1000 Deployment Error 0x80004002' ccmsetup

The ccmsetup.log is located in client machine C:WindowsccmsetupLogs

Resolution

Install the updates packages of BITS from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923845?wa=wsignin1.0

More info refer :http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678905

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