Well Known ports in NT networks

The following ports are the most known and used ports in NT networks.

SMTP – Port TCP/UDP 25
DNS – Port TCP/UDP 53
HTTP – Port TCP/UDP 80
POP3 – Port TCP/UDP 110
HTTPS – Port TCP/UDP 443
LDAP – Port TCP/UDP 383

Unable to open user login file \somepathdataloggedinuserfile.log error in Microsoft VSS

You get this error message when trying to connect to VSS from a remote PC.

Resolution
This problem is related to permission issues on the server which holds the share folder with all the releases.

Remove all permission from the main folder and disable inherited permission then
Grant Everyone and Domain Users full control on The sharing and security tab and enable them to inherit the permissions.

Email problems with Mercury Quality Center

Users from outside the domain not receiving emails and users from the local domain receiving emails with no problem.

 

Problem:

Users from outside the domain not receiving emails and users from the local domain receiving emails with no problem.

Fix:
To fix the problem add the Mercury Quality Centre server IP address the mail server relay list (in this case exchange server).
If you are using the IIS SMTP to send email enable relay as well.

Backup Exec error “V-79-57344-33928 – Access is denied.”

Exchange 2003 backup is failed with the following error message “V-79-57344-33928 – Access is denied.” and Event ID 1022 appears in the event log.

Exchange 2003 backup is failed with the following error message “V-79-57344-33928 – Access is denied.” and Event ID 1022 appears in the event log.

This error append because there are disabled user mailbox that the backup account (usually domain admin account) can’t access the mailboxes which cause the backup to fail.

Resolution:
Reset the disabled user password and enable them, or uncheck the disabled mailboxes from the Backup Exec backup job

Backup exec freezes when doing inventory

When trying to do inventory or eject a tape from the drive using Backup Exec 10d and 11d the software freezes

Problem:
When trying to do inventory or eject a tape from the drive using Backup Exec 10d and 11d the software freezes.

Solution:

Open task manager and close the following services.
Beserver.exe
BkupExec.exe

Start backup exec and start services from Backup Exec application.

If this does not work restart server.

BG Info deployment guide

To deploy BGinfo on users desktops.

  1. Create a share folder on one of the servers
  2. Give the Domain Users Group Write and read permission
  3. Create a template file with the required information:

 Installation

  1. Create a share folder on one of the servers
  2. Give the Domain Users Group Write and read permission
  3. Create a template file with the required information:
  4. Save the template file as Template.bgi under the share folder.
  5. Save the bginfo.exe file in the same folder as above.
  6. Create a script with the following code:
    (Change ServerName to the applicable server name)

\ServerNameBginfoginfo.exe /iq \ ServerName Bginfo emplate.bgi /timer:00

7. Save the script file using .bat extension.
8. Add the script to the Users OU Group policy and apply it to users not computers.
9. Add the script to the startup script under the group policy.

10. The scrip will be applied the next time users will log on to the network.
11. The BGinfo script will be applied to all users desktop.

How to Expand virtual disk in Vmware Server,Workstation, GSX and ESX.

To expand / resize a virtual disk on a virtual machine (e.g C: drive) you need to use the
vmware-vdiskmanager utility in Windows or in linux and 3rd party software like partition magic.

 To expand / resize a virtual disk on a virtual machine (e.g C: drive) you need to use the
vmware-vdiskmanager utility in Windows or in linux and 3rd party software like partition magic.

To use vmware-vdiskmanager command:

Command:
vmware-vdiskmanager -x 40GB myDisk.vmdk

Step 1:
Open the shell command or the Dos command prompt then go to the location of the vmware-vdiskmanager utility.

Directory Location:

cd usr/bin (Llocation in linux Red Hat andCentos)

cd C:Program FilesVMwareVMware server (location in windows systems)

Step 2:
To expand the disk type (Linux systems):

Linux systems:

vmware-vdiskmanager -x 12GB “/home/ftp1/2003 Enterprise Edition /Windows Server 2003.vmdk”

Windows Systems:

vmware-vdiskmanager -x 12GB “c:virtual machinesWindows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl2.vmdk”

Step 3:

After the operation completed , log on to the server and use 3rd party software to resize the drive.

Note: you need to type the size of the disk after you add the extra space to it.
For example if the C: drive is 8GB and you want to add 4GB you need to type –X12GB and not 4GB.

For more information go to:
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/disks_vdiskmanager_eg_ws.html

Expand Virtual Machine Hard Drive in Vmware GSX server and virtual server

In order to expand virtual machine hard drive follow the steps below.

  1. Shut down virtual machine
  2. Use the Vmware expand command vmware-vdiskmanager -x 10Gb or the GUI utility of Virtual Disk Factory http://petruska.stardock.net/software/VMware.html#DiskFactory
  3. Expand disk using utility
  4. Restart virtual machine
  5. Install partition software (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=partition+software&btnG=Google+Search&meta=)
  6. Resize partition.

We used Partition Manager 8.0 from Paragon software.