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    In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program (RAP) as a Service (or RaaS for short) . For those that are not familiar with RAP, it is a Microsoft Services Premier Support offering that helps prevent serious issues from occurring by analyzing...
  • Blog Post: Removing a Mount Point Disk from a Cluster Group

    Hello everyone. Today’s post is going to cover the steps needed to follow should you ever have to remove a ‘Physical Disk’ resource from a clustered service or application where that disk is configured as a mount point. Removing a disk from a group may be needed if the application no...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Boot Issues due to missing Driver signature (x64)

    Today, I am going to discuss how to troubleshoot a scenario where the system does not boot in normal mode; however, boots up fine upon selecting F8 -> Disable Driver Signature Enforcement. In 64-bit operating systems starting with Windows Vista, Windows will load a kernel-mode driver only if the...
  • Blog Post: How to: VSS Tracing

    How VSS Tracing Works! Where to start? Well this depends on your current level of knowledge on the topic. So let’s start with a basic understanding of what VSS is. If you are just starting to work with VSS I suggest reading the articles below. The key points to focus on in this article are...
  • Blog Post: Keeping backups of Cluster Logs

    In a previous blog, Understanding the Cluster Debug Log in 2008 , you were given the information on how Cluster logging in Windows 2008 Failover Clustering and beyond has changed from the earlier versions. In this blog, you were shown how the size of the log can be manipulated in order to keep a recommended...
  • Blog Post: Having a problem with nodes being removed from active Failover Cluster membership?

    Welcome to the AskCore blog. Today, we are going to talk about nodes being removed from active Failover Cluster membership randomly. If you are having problems with a node being removed from membership, you are seeing events like this logged in your System Event Log: This event will be logged on...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting a Stop 0x7B in Windows

    The purpose of this blog is to provide information about the common Stop 0x7B bugcheck/Reboot Loop issue, and the best methods available to resolve it. We will discuss the main components involved in this type of bugcheck/crash, what can affect them, and not only troubleshooting steps to perform, but...
  • Blog Post: Alternate Data Streams in NTFS

    This blog has been a long time coming. There is a bit of confusion about the subject of alternate data streams (ADS) and no small amount of suspicion. So I want to take a few minutes to set the record straight on ADS. A couple years ago I wrote a blog on NTFS attributes. http://blogs.technet.com...