Microsoft MOM 2005 Web Console Doesn’t Work

After installing Microsoft Operation 2005 with service pack 1 on a Windows Server 20002003 the Web Console doesn’t work and error with “page was forbidden browsing http:\momserver:1272 ”


To fix this issue follow the steps below:


Start the Microsoft IIS console and go to the MOM web server website properties:
In Home Directory Tab, Configuration Button, Mapings Tab, make sure .asap, .aspx, .config, .cs exist.

For windows Server 2000 use the executable path of:

For windows Server 2003 use the executable path of:

In the verbs write:


In Documents tab add Default.aspx and move it to top if it doesn’t exist in the list.

All done

How to delete Redo Files In VMware Server and Gsx

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.

Uninstall the Cluster Service on a Windows Server 2003 Cluster

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.

How To Backup Windows Server 2008 System State

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.