When the Snapshot option is enabled on VMware Server/GSX the Redo files may take a lot of space and might cause the VMware server to become slow.
To remove the Redo files, disable the snapshot option and clear space on the server follow the steps below:
Stop Virtual machine
Right click on the VM in the Console screen and click on remove snapshoot
Right click on the VM and click on Virtual Machine properties go to Snapshot and tick disable snapshot
Copy all redo files to a different location.
Start Virtual machine, if the Virtual machine starts and data and services are in place delete the Redo files.
If the Virtual machine fails to load, copy the Redo files back to the Virtual machine folder and start the machine again.
This solution was tested in our testing and live environment.
When trying to install WSUS 3.0 the installation stops with the error “WSUS Install Fails; There is a problem with this Windows Installer package”
To fix this issue there two things that needs to be done:
From the command line execute the command: C:WINDOWSsystem32> lodctr /R
Decompressing the X:WSUS directory
Run the installation again.
In order to remove a node from a cluster and reset the clustering service in windows 2003 server we need to run a command which will reset the cluster service to its original state.
To reset the cluster service at the command prompt, type cluster node nodename /forcecleanup, and then press ENTER.
If you run the command from the node you just need to type cluster node /forcecleanup
If it doesn’t work try stoping the cluster service and run the command again.
After the command is donerestart the server and if needed you can create a new cluster.
To start with, Windows Server 2008 is no longer using ntbackup as its backup tool and the old command prompt ntbackup will not launch the back up software as it used to in the previous versions of Windows Server and Client O/S.
In windows 2008 Microsoft introduced a new backup tool called Windows Server Backup which is much advanced backup tool than ntbackup.
To backup the system state using the new backup tool we need to type a command from the command tool.
Please note that all other backup jobs can be done using the GUI except the system state backup.
The system state backup command is:
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:e:
Limitation: we can’t save the system state backup on the C: drive, however I managed to save the backup to my USB drive.