Monday, July 31, 2006

RPC Server is unavailable

If you have event id: 1219 on your Windows 2003 Server

Logon rejected for domain\user. Unable to obtain Terminal Server User Configuration. Error: The RPC server is unavailable

and you could not connect your server remotely with remote desktop session.

Make sure your RPC service and TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is up and running

Friday, July 21, 2006

MCSE - 3 more to goooo

Pass 70-293 with score: 940!

Friday, July 14, 2006

LDAP Query to Active Directory

To make your life easier when trying to find the objects in AD:

Password never expired set:

Users never login:

Users almost locked up:

Find a particular email address:

Thursday, July 13, 2006

BartPE + VMWare Plugin

I've been working on servers consolidation with P2V implementation with various tools:

Those tools are great, but they are very expensive!!

Found this website: Ultimate P2V - details
Excellent stuff!! Build your own boot CD, install the plugin, boot the CD, wallaaa... NO COST!!

I've got very old server, tried to boot it with VMWare P2V software. It did not recognise the SCSI controller card!! However, the Ultimate P2V works!! That's because you can inject your own hardware drivers to the boot CD

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Proxy setting for Debian/Ubuntu apt-get

If you need to do apt-get and need to get out to the Internet via proxy, you need to configure either /etc/apt/apt.conf or /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/proxy and put the following entry to the file: