Sunday, November 23, 2014

[Solved] please wait for the windows module installer

After installing the windows updates, the server giving an error saying that "Please wait for the Windows Modules Installer" and automatically restarting the server. Try to logging as Safe mood. Then tried all other options that windows is giving under log on window. but same screen came and cannot logging to the server.
This PC is a virtual one and when I try to attach a ISO file and boot from that unfortunately that was also not worked.

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Found that when this PC is boot up, I can ping and access the drivers attached to that server. Means I have 50% chance to remotely change the settings in this PC.

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Then I log in to another server by using admin credentials and go in to services. under that you have a feature to remotely access other computer services. Please follow the below mentioned steps to try that.

Go to Services then  right click and select connect to another Computer.

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Find the computer name from the active directory computer group. If the PC is not under a domain you can try this by using the IP address.


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Then when you go down you can see that "Windows Modules Installer" Service is  up and running.

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Disable the "Windows Modules Installer" Service and reboot your server. Once this service disabled server will automatically back to the logging screen.
 
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Hope this will help you to reduce the time wasting for finding solution for  "please wait for the windows module installer " issue.   :)







Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Install the FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) in Windows Server 2012

 

File Server Resource Manager is a suite of tools that allows administrators to understand, control, and manage the quantity and type of data stored on their servers. By using File Server Resource Manager, administrators can place quotas on folders and volumes, actively screen files, and generate comprehensive storage reports. This set of advanced instruments not only helps the administrator to efficiently monitor existing storage resources but it also aids in the planning and implementation of future policy changes.

To do this, I have created a Virtual PC with Windows 2012 Server and Promoted the server as a Domain controller. then enable the file Serve.

To enable FSRM you can follow the below mentioned steps.

Go in to Manage > Add Roles and Features

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Click Next.

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Next window you can select Role-based or Feature-based installation

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Need to Select the destination Server from next window.

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Then Select the File Server Resource Manager under File And Storage Service > File and iSCSI Services

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Here you need to click Add Feature.

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In next window you can click next because we don’t want to add any additional feature.

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Click Install after check the confirmation window.

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Restart the Server and once the Server boot up, you can find the FSRM Service under Tools.

Server Manager > Tools > File Server Resource Manager

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Hope this will help you to configure your FSRM service in Windows 2012 server and I’ll try to cover How to assign Folder Quotas , File Screening, Storage Reports, Event Log Integration, Automated Scripts and E-mail Notification configuration on FSRM.

How to disable Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address in Windows 2012 Server

 

This issue I saw in Windows 2012 Sever and got to  know that this can be seen in Windows 2008 and Windows 7 PC’ also. hope below steps will help you to resolve the IP Address conflicting issue in your virtual environment.

When you enter Ipconfig /all command you will see something like this.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

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First you need to check the ip version 4 interfaces and the interface ID numbers. for that you can type,

C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 show inter

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Now you know your Ethernet interface ID is no 12. Then you can run below mentioned command.

C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 set interface 12 dadtransmits=0 store=persistent

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After that you need to  restart your Server and once it boot up, check the network settings.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

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Now Your server will work with the network settings which you have entered.

After restarting your server still if you are getting the Same error. you can do a DHCP service restart by going in to Services (Type Services.msc  in CMD) then restart the DHCP Service.

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Hope this helps you.. Smile