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About asifkhandevadi

Hello, I have been working on windows since 9 years and currently working as windows, VMware and MS clustering SME at IBM. Whenever I get free time I participate in Microsoft forums and write some blogs to enhance my technical and communication skills through knowledge sharing. Please contact me on FB or Linkedin if you need any assistance on troubleshooting, implementation and virtualizaton.

WS2008FCS – Cluster disk failing to come online on a Windows 2008 cluster node

This is one real-time scenario with one of my client impacting production file shares running on Windows 2008 Failover cluster nodes. The cluster disk was automatically moved to maintenance mode by cluster service and there was a chkdsk initiated on … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting non-paged pool memory leak event id 2019 using poolmon

Event id 2019 generated by source srv usually indicates that the server is running short on non-paged pool memory, the non-paged pool limitation on Windows 2003 32-bit is 256 MB which is used by kernel and device drivers In case … Continue reading

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WS2008R2 – Windows Time service doesn’t start during server boot on Windows 2008 R2 server in a work group environment

Even if you set Windows Time service to Automatic start, it stops within a few seconds. Why? Event ID 7042 is logged in system event logs on windows 2008 R2 server which is part of work group environment and this … Continue reading

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Windows #The Right way of deleting user profiles from Servers 2000/2003/2008

Whenever we see capacity issues on system drive we find some of the older profiles consuming more space, then we try deleting old profiles on the servers for the user accounts which does not exist anymore in the environment. Whenever … Continue reading

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WS2008 – Dynamic cache service for managing filesystem cache WS2008 and R2

Dynamic cache service is used for managing file system cache dynamically, this is required when we have situations where 80% of physical memory is consumed by file system cache and when this happens we might experience performance issues on servers … Continue reading

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PowerCLI – Upgrading VMtools without rebooting a Virtual Machine

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality. Whenever … Continue reading

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PowerShell :: Automatic Remote Desktop Connection

Using PowerShell function “Connect-RDP” we can rdp servers using secured cached credentials, it can be used to RDP single/multiple servers using cached credentials To cache credentials on PowerShell command line we need to cmdkey.exe and the target server name for … Continue reading

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RamMap – usage of rammap.exe for troubleshooting unexplained high memory usage on windows servers

RamMap Sysinternal tool is a physical memory usage analysis utility for Windows operating systems Microsoft Windows Vista and later.. This great tool will provide a graphical view of physical memory usage in different tabs. Use Counts: usage summary by type … Continue reading

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WS2012 – Windows could not share your printer there are no more endpoints

We were experiencing a problem on Windows Server 2012 when we tried to share a print queue the printer wizard was showing up a error message “Windows can’t open Add Printer. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint … Continue reading

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PowerCLI – Disable/Enable hotadd cpu and memory options on multiple virtual machines

Hot Add Memory and Hot Add vCPU options in VMware lets you to add Memory and vCpu to virtual machine while the vm is powered-on however there might be situations where we would like to disable this option on virtual … Continue reading

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