Archive for January, 2013

Windows 2012 Adding of Roles and Features can’t find Installation FIles

Error Message:
Do you need to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files on the destination server.

This is quite annoying and it took my also a while to figure it out the first time. In Windows 2008 you din’t need your Windows DVD anymore to add features and roles. In Windows 2012 they have changed it to save storage. This isn’t actually bad but I don’t understand why they made the installation wizard so complicated, so that you can’t figure it out on your own.

The solution to this error is somewhere at the begining of the installation. You need to choose Specify Alternate Source Path and enter your Windows 2012 dvd or load the image of it:
Specify Alternate Source Path
D:\Sources\SxS\

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admin on January 30th 2013 in IT, Windows Server

SQL Integrity Check

USE DB_NAME;
DBCC CHECKDB;

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admin on January 29th 2013 in MSSQL

Windows Server 2012 Core Configuration

1. Run Powershell
#start powershell

2. Rename Computer
#Rename-Computer –NewName “MyTestServer” – Restart

3. Set an IP Adress
#New-NetIPAddress –IPAddess 192.168.1.10 –DefaultGateway 192.168.1.1 –PrefixLength 24 –InterFaceIndex 12

4. Add DNS Server
#Set-DNSClientServerAddress –interfaceIndex 12 –ServerAddress 192.168.1.9

5. Add Computer to Domain
#Add-Computer –DomainName MyDomain.local
#Restart-Computer

6. Language Options
#control intl.cpl

7. Datum setzen
#Set-Date

8. Add local Admin Group a Domain User
#net localgroup administrators /add <domain>/<username>

9. Delete a Domain User from a local Admin Group
#net localgroup administrators /delete <domain>/<username>

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admin on January 22nd 2013 in Windows Server

Windows 2012 Minimal Server Interface

If you don’t want to install the whole GUI and still have the comfort to install server features and roles easily, this might be the right option for you.

What can you use?
– Server Manager
– MMC Snap-Ins
– Subset of Control Panel

What is missing?
– Desktop
– No Windows Explorer
– No Internet Explorer etc.

To switch from GUI to Minimal Server Interface run following command in powershell:
#Install-Windowsfeature server-gui-shell –remove –restart

To switch from Core to Minimal Server Interface run following command in powershell:
#Install-Windowsfeature server-gui-shell –restart

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admin on January 22nd 2013 in IT, Windows Server

From Windows 2012 Server GUI to Core

Run following command in powershell:
#Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-GUI-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –restart

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admin on January 22nd 2013 in IT, Windows Server

From Windows 2012 Server Core to GUI

By default Windows 2012 Server is installed without a GUI (Graphic User Interface). But compared to Windows 2008 R2, it can be added later with following command:
#Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell

Unfortunately this command did not work for me because it can’t find the source. So you need to put/mount Windows 2012 Server CD first and after that run following commands:
1. Create a folder to mount Server WIM.
#mkdir C:\MountWim\
2.  Get the index number of the GUI Server image.
#dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\sources\install.wim
3. Mount the WIM for the installed Server with GUI. In my case it was DataCenter GUI which had the index number 4.
#dism /mount-wim /wimfile: d:\sources\install.wim /Index:4 /mountdir:C:\MountWim\ /readonly
4. Run powershell:
#powershell
5. Start Installation:
#Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –restart –source C:\MountWim\Windows\WinSxS

Or you can mount straight away the Wim-File:
1. #Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –restart –source wim:d\sources\install.wim:4

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admin on January 22nd 2013 in IT, Windows Server

How to repair the Boot Manager

Rewrite Masterbootrecord:
bootrec /fixmbr

Scan for all OS:
bootrec /scanos

Adds found OS into Boot Manager:
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Recreate Boot Manager:
bootrec /fixboot

Important: The partition with the boot manager needs to be active to be able to boot Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012. If it is not active you can make it active with diskpart:
1. Run DVD Repair Mode
2. diskpart
3. select disk 0 (For the first disk)
4. select partition 1
5. active
6. exit
7. Restart Computer

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admin on January 18th 2013 in IT, Windows, Windows Server

Get Windows System Information

Run following command:
msinfo32 (GUI)
systeminfo (Shell)

To save the information into a file formatted:
systeminfo /FO list > C:\sysinfo.txt

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admin on January 18th 2013 in Windows

How to change Windows 2012 Product Key

Run following command:
slui 3

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admin on January 18th 2013 in IT, Windows Server

Windows 2012 Server Installation get stuck on VMWare

I had the problem that Windows 2012 Server got stuck in the boot sequence. I just had to add a configuration parameter to make it work:
vmGenCounter.enable = FALSE

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admin on January 16th 2013 in IT, VMWare, Windows Server




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