SQL 2008 Installation failed with error “Access Denied”

Recently while installing SQL 2008, it was getting failed with error “Access Denied” After checking few settings, found the server was hardened per company policy and to SQL needed “Debug …

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Citrix Xenserver Log Rotation

We had issues with log rotation in XenServer causing the disk space to use completely and get hung, I had to delete the log file manually everytime this happens. So …

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Citrix Provisioning – vDisk RAM cache size not able to set more than 4GB/8GB

I had an issue when trying to assign vDisk RAM cache for 10GB, In the target device RAM cache was showing only 8GB. I know it’s a limitation in Windows …

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Windows 2008 VM hangs with citrix xentools 6.0.2

Recently I installed Windows 2008 x64 VM and installed xentools 6.0.2. VM was so slow and i couldn’t do any tasks. Sounds as a bug with xentools 6.0.2, couple of …

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SQL 2008 – Configure to listen in Static TCP port

By Default SQL 2008 listens in dynamic port, we may need SQL to listen in specific port (eg.1433) incase if this DB has to be accessed over firewall. Below are …

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Xenserver – Assign more than 8 vCPU to VMs

I had a requirement to provide a VM with more than 8 vCPU and in Xencenter UI there was no option to do it. I was able to do it …

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Turn off Idle Pool setting – Dedicated Desktop group – XenDesktop5.x

We had created Dedicated Desktop Group using MCS, it was mapped to individual users and didn’t want Idle pool setting to power off VM’s during night when idle. Desktop Studio …

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Hiding Favorites & Libraries from Windows Explorer – Windows2008 R2/RDS/Hosted Shared Desktop

We were implementing HSD solution with RDS, users were able to see Libraries and Favorites links in the Windows Explorer. We wanted to hide it, as no users should save …

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IMA Service Fails to Start and MFCOM Service Hangs in Starting State – Xenapp 6.5

OS crashed in our primary xenapp server hosting DB and had no backup to restore. Servers in farm were using LHC and continue to function.So we planned to have a …

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Disabling IPv6 components in Windows 2008

To Disable all IPv6 components in Windows 2008 server, follow the below steps Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6) Open Registry editor and browse to¬†HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters Add New “DWORD (32 Bit) Value” …

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