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Unable to promote windows Server 2012 R2 as a Child Domain Controller

Hello Friends,

Its just to share with you all that there is a bug in Windows Server 2012 R2. If you try to promote windows server 2012 R2 as a Child Domain controller of existing forest, It will keep restarting again and again in 15mins.

Till now there is no solution of this.

Feel free to let us know if you found some solution.


Unable to write on an external disk

If any time you found that the disk which you connected to your machine, is readonly.
You can try these steps.

Using Diskpart (command prompt)

Start > search bar -> CMD and press enter
Type< diskpart
Type< list disk
Type< select disk # (# is the number of the USB DRIVE you’ve plugged in )
Type< attributes disk clear readonly
Type “exit” to exit the diskpart

Feel free to contact us for your suggestions/feedback.

How to Shut Down Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 through Remote Desktop

Here's my favorite way to shut down a Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 system through Remote Desktop: Go to the Desktop.Click on the desktop background (to make sure you don't have any window in focus).Hit the Alt-F4 keyboard shortcut. This brings up a simple dialog box (below):
You can choose Disconnect, Sign out, Shut down, or Restart.

Reset VSS Writers

VSS writers are application-specific components for Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service, which ensure the consistency of application data when a shadow copy is created. That's quite useful for creating consistent backups of a system. However, some of these writers go into error states more or less frequently. And Microsoft did not deem it necessary to document how to reset writers without rebooting the entire system (or at least I didn't manage to find that piece of information).

Since this burnt me once too often, I started compiling a list of VSS writers and the services that need to be restarted to reset each of them. Some are rather obvious, others (System Writer for instance) not so much.
VSS WriterService NameService Display NameASR WriterVSSVolume Shadow CopyBITS WriterBITSBackground Intelligent Transfer ServiceCOM+ REGDB WriterVSSVolume Shadow CopyDFS Replication service writerDFSRDFS ReplicationDHCP Jet WriterDHCPServerDHCP ServerFRS WriterNtFrsFile ReplicationF…

Event ID: 55 Description: The file system structure on disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume "Drive_letter:"

On a Windows Server 2003-based or Windows XP-based computer, an NTFS file system partition was formatted by using an allocation unit size (cluster size) that is smaller than 4,096 bytes. When you create many files on this partition, event ID 55 may be logged in the System log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTFS
Event ID: 55
The file system structure on disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume "Drive_letter:" To Resolve this, Please install below hotfix.

How to update GFI Agent version for devices?

Updatind the Agent is actually very simple.  1) The simplest methode and quickest way as far as I am concerned will be to download the Agent from the RMM (Dashboard) while you are loggeg on into the server or use the executable Agent you have download to install it direcly on the server. From the Agent tab on the Dashboard: Agent>Download Agent v9.5.2 RC or v9.4.0 2) Alternatively by double clicking on the device or right-clicking the device and selecting Edit Device>Agent version ( at the right-hand side of the screen) Update Agent and select the version you wish and finish with Ok! To save the setting.

3) And last but not the least from the Agent tab where you started in the beginning click Agent Auto-update settings. This last one is more interesting for all Servers or Workstations Agent update at once or on a Client or Site level base update

GFI Agent Portal showing RED for some devices

We found that the GFI Agent Portal is showing RED for some devices.
When you click on this device its showing "OVERDUE".

When you login to device (SERVER/PC), its showing everything OKAY. GFI Agent is having latest AV Definitions. All Schedule backup is also running.

To resolve this, Just login to the device (SERVER/PC) and check for "Advanced Monitoring Agent" service.
It must be stopped, Start it.

Wait for 15seconds, The red alert removed from GFI Portal.

Sunbelt Vipre Agent Definition update via Command Line

Hello Friends,

Sometimes we are unable to login to the machines those  having Vipre Agent installed. But if we are able to connect to the machine with NON-Interactive session via some applications i.e. Logmein and we can open the command prompt, We can run some commands to run the Definition update from here.
By this the user will also not get disturbed and the definition will also updated.

For this:-

Open a command prompt and navigate to the VIPRE installation directory. By default VIPRE is installed in one the following folders:
VIPRE Business 5.032bit: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\64bit: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\VIPRE Business 6.032bit: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\GFIAgent\64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI Software\GFIAgent\VIPRE Home32bit: C:\Program Files\GFI Software\VIPRE64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI Software\VIPRERun the following executable: sbamcommandlinescanner.exe /updatedefs (This will start updating the AV def via Internet, If you have downl…