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DPM 2012: Job Failed, SQL Server Instance Refused Connection To The Protection Agent

> Working with Microsoft DPM can be incredibly frustrating at times. Some of the error messages can be a little too vague and sometimes the replicas can just be inconsistent for no apparent reason. However what it does very well, is potentially get you out of a massive hole should something go catastrophically wrong. Recently, […]






How to Add Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) Back to Windows Server 2008 r2

>Doing a disk cleanup on servers isn’t something that you do very often, so when you have a new-ish server that needs a tidy, then normally one of the first things that you would do in Windows is a disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe). So, when I came to run this today, I had completely forgotten how […]






LDAP User lockoutTime Field Not Showing

>This morning I was working on my site and I came across a small error in a piece of code that looks up user fields in an LDAP profile. The error related to the lockoutTime field whereby if the account is locked then this will store the date and time that the account was locked […]






Manage Memory Limits SQL Server Enterprise 2008

>Currently on our network is a server that’s running SQL Server Enterprise 2008 running on our Hyper-V cluster. On the cluster, dynamic memory is enabled. Now, normally this isn’t a problem, but when configured incorrectly SQL Server Enterprise will eat up as much data as it needs and so you suddenly have a server (low […]






SQL Server and Dynamic Memory

>Since our move to Hyper-V and the addition of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008r2, the addition of Dynamic memory has helped us vastly manage the resources within our virtual servers much better. For those who don’t know, Dynamic Memory is where the memory utilised in virtual environments can be changed dynamically while the virtual machine is […]






The return of Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503

>For those of you that have read my first article in this blog, one of the reasons for the migration to a new server was because I was plagued with Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503, which would forever get under my skin and just ‘error’ for no real reason at all. Nothing in the error […]






Moving on, onwards and upwards!

>Following on where I left off really from my last post! I briefly mentioned in my last post that I had an upgrade path in place (after testing of course!) for ‘Connect’. The time was approaching to move on with the technology, whereby Connect had been in place for three years and in that time […]






From the start…

>Hi everybody, just to introduce myself and my blog firstly! I’ll start by saying that this isn’t my first blog, but it is my first one for quite some time – about four years to be precise. The reason for a re-start of my blog is to work more closely with other developers in the […]






  
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