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Month: February 2011

SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

On one of my Windows Server 2008 x64 boxes running SQL 2005 Express I ran into a situation where I needed to install the Management Studio. After downloading and running the installer from Microsoft’s site I got the following error: “This installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 29506.” I tried re-downloading the package and changing what was getting installed and even modifying the install directory…

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XP Make Available Offline Fails with Access is Denied

XP Make Available Offline Fails with Access is Denied

If you have permissions to the folders and files you probably need to give the user read access to the root directory of the share. Example: \server1.walker.dpsshares$myshare User will need Read permissions to the shares$ share. You can set it to Read and that folder only for security purposes.

RHEL 2.1 P2V Fails at 99%

RHEL 2.1 P2V Fails at 99%

I have a physical RHEL 2.1 box that I am trying to P2V to an ESXi host using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 app and it is failing at 98% and 99%. The log is showing the following errors: [#2] [2011-02-11 16:45:39.209 07840 info ‘task-1’] Worker CloneTask updates, state: 1, percentage: 98, xfer rate (Bps): 8817664[#2] [2011-02-11 16:46:04.379 05412 info ‘task-2’] Remote Helper VM is reconfiguring, data clone is finished[#2] [2011-02-11 16:46:04.379 05412 info ‘task-2’] Volume-based cloning dlinux5.XX.XXX–> dlinux5…

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Bind DNS on CentOS 5

Bind DNS on CentOS 5

Here is my quick and dirty cheatsheet on how to get bind working on CentOS5.1. Make sure that iptables is not blocking your DNS queries (“service iptables stop” will disable the firewall)2. Install Bind “yum install bind*”3. Copy example configs to working directories:a. “cp /usr/share/doc/bind-x.x.x/sample/etc /var/named/chroot/etc”b. “cp /usr/share/doc/bind-x.x.x/sample/var /var/named/chroot/var/named”4. Modify the named.conf in /var/named/chroot/etc and remove the un-needed views (I only need the internal view)5. Modify the named.conf to have the correct zone information6. Run /usr/sbin/dns-keygen and copy the generated…

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Transparent Windows Command Prompt

Transparent Windows Command Prompt

So one of the things that I really wished Windows 7 had was a transparent command prompt. I have been using it on Linux and gotten spoiled having it. Today I found one at http://www.askvg.com/get-glass-cmd-command-prompt-in-windows-vista-and-7/ that seems to work pretty well on Windows 7 x64.