Installing/Configuring SQL 2014 Always ON Cluster on Windows 2012 R2 – Recommended way


SQL Always ON Availability groups are just similar like Exchange Database availability groups. It supports on only Enterprise editions. Lets see how to build it – One domain Controller Two SQL Servers One Witness servers (As its Even number of nodes – Having a Witness server so that it can run as – Node and […]

Active Directory Quick Deployment scripts in Windows 2012 R2 – New/Add


Had to build domain controllers often for production and testing. These are my handy scripts which i use to add domain controllers or build fresh environments in production, and to quickly build labs for testing purposes. Hope it will be useful for everyone.  Will be covering building new domain controller and adding a domain controller. […]

Creating a simple booking system using Resource mailbox in Exchange 2013


Simple booking system Requirement – Visit to a location. Meeting should be auto accepted. Should not be Double booked. Should inform the user that the response is from a automated booking system. One Delegate should be able to Add/Move/Cancel the meeting Lets see how to create it –  Login to EAC and Create a Room […]

SYSVOL and NETLOGON Share is missing in Newly Built Domain Controllers 2008R2/2012R2.


Windows Server 2008R2 Domain Controllers where introduced in 2003 Active Directory Environment. Make sure connectivity is healthy between the PDC (Primary Domain Controller) (Open Cmd prompt run – netdom query fsmo) Make sure SYSVOL and NETLOGON share is accessible on PDC from Secondary Domain Controllers. To Rebuilt it – Click Start, click Run, type regedit, […]

How to Clear ReportQueue Folder in Windows Server 2012/2012 R2


Losing Space on C drive coz of ReportQueue Folder. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue   To remove these files, Star-Run-Control – ControlPanel > System and Security > Action Center > Maintenance > View reliability history > View all problem reports” and click “Clear all problem reports”. To prevent future problem reports, go to “Control Panel > System and Security […]

POPProxyTestProbe/ImapProxyTestProbe is failing on Exchange Server 2013


After Cumulative updates on Exchange Server 2013 . Imap.Porxy/Pop.Proxy test probes went inactive. Restarting Imap/POP services didn’t help.     Alerts keep raising as IMAP proxy and POP Proxy is in Inactive state. The issue was “State” of the ImapProxy/PopProxy component was set to Inactive: Get-ServerComponentstate -Identity EXCH01 Run below . To get the Components […]

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