December, 2006

  • Cluster service failure after AD lockdown...

    Users were unable to connect to their shares. John discovered that the Cluster service wasn't started, and that any attempts to start it resulted in an error 1068. He attempted to ping the virtual server's IP address and it returned a "request timed out...
  • Active Directory User and Group Restore...

    Problem: John was awakened from a dead sleep by the Benny Hill theme ring tone he had just downloaded to his cell phone earlier that evening----one of his junior Network Admins had accidentally deleted one of their larger account OU's. In the blink of...
  • Hi Everybody!

    Welcome to my blog. I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Platforms After-Hours Support team. I primarily support Windows server issues dealing with the following specialties: Setup, Cluster, Directory Services, Networking, and Performance. Due to...
  • Missing or corrupt Systemced - part 2

    ****EDIT Hey Guys, I goofed on this post: This post discusses a utility used during the course of a Microsoft support call. It is not available to send to customers, and is not available for download as I had originally thought. The version posted...
  • Missing or corrupt Systemced... What's that?

    Technorati tags: Cluster , Setup , Boot , Windows 2000 Part 1 of 2 The on-call pager went off at two in the morning. John rushed in to discover that one of their main Windows 2000 file and print servers was sitting at a black screen with the following...
  • Cluster service failure update...

    Just a quick note to say that they did update KB 269229 with my comment about requiring the SERVICE account to be included in the "Impersonate client after authentication" user right. (reference this post for background info) From the article: ...