Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Configuring a guest Windows 2008 R2 Cluster on virtual machines with virtual shared storage

This is a lab environment I created of a virtual windows cluster with iSCSI virtual shared disk.
The setup consists of 3 Windows 2008 R2 VMs
  1. Active Directory and Storage Server: DC 192.168.1.10
  2. Cluster First Node: Node1 192.168.1.11
  3. Cluster Second Node: Node2 192.168.1.12

Monday, February 27, 2012

ACL permissions for IIS7 application pools

In W2K8R2/IIS7 application pools run by default under the builtin identitiy ApplicationPoolIdentity.
To grant ACL permissions to web applications running under these pools resolve names like this:

IIS APPPOOL\[APP POOL NAME]



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Windows 2008 Sysprep, Newsid

To prepare a Windows 2008 template image for cloning:
  • Run c:\Windows\System32\sysprep\sysprep.exe
  • Configure the dialog box as in the screenshot below
  • Create your image after the machine is shut down. Windows will reconfigure itself on the next boot.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Manually merge Hyper-V Differencing Disks with Parent (Delete Snapshots)

If you have avhd differncing disks and you want to merge all data into a single vhd file but you do not see snapshots to delete in the Hyper-V console, follow these steps:

Monday, February 6, 2012