Category: Microsoft
Category: Microsoft

Activate a Windows Server with a ROK Key

I recently purchased a few Lenovo TS140 servers with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard licenses. I was expecting the licenses to be assigned via Microsoft’s eOpen Licensing Agreement, however, they were purchased from Lenovo as a Re-seller Options Kit (ROK). The real issue was that the Licenses were being shipped from Hong Kong to the […]

Posted on November 1st, 2016
by Jeff

.NET Runtime Failed to CoCreate Profiler

[Fixed] Event ID 1022 – .NET Runtime Failed to CoCreate Profiler Jump to Solution Over the last few weeks I was troubleshooting Event ID 1022 – .NET Runtime Failed to CoCreate Profiler on my Server 2008/IIS 7.5 machine. After some research, I found that this error was due to the installation of the Windows Diagnostic […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2014
by Jeff

Configure a Static IP in Azure

Due to the nature Azure and high availability, it is more than cumbersome to configure a static IP in Azure. I was in need of spinning up a domain controller in the Azure cloud platform. This setup required me to configure a static IP in Azure, a task that one would think is simple. A […]

Posted on August 6th, 2014
by Jeff

Uninstall MSI without original MSI Package

MSI packages can easily be removed if you have the original package used during the install using msiexec /uninstall package.msi I recently ran into an issue where I lost the original MSI package and was required to msiexec uninstall MSI. In this case, we can use Windows built in installer cache (%systemroot%\installer\). This directory contains […]

Posted on June 18th, 2014
by Jeff

How to Install WSS 3.0 on Full Version SQL Server

Restored! Original Publish Date – June 15, 2011 By default, WSS 3.0 will install the Microsoft Embedded version of SQL Server. The Embedded version of SQL server will suffice for most installation of WSS 3.0, however, there are many reasons to require the use of a full blown version of SQL. You must download WSS […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2014
by Jeff

IIS Logging cs-username shows NULL

Restored! Original Publish Date – June 15, 2012 I just implemented the IIS Advanced Logging Module on my IIS 7.5 web servers. The installation and configuration went fairly smooth, there were a few hiccups while attempting to log each site to its own directory (article on that one coming soon), but overall I’m fairly happy […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2014
by Jeff