Windows Topics

Why Windows Crashes

Why Windows Crashes Windows crashes (i.e.: stops executions and displays the blue screen) for many different reasons: a reference to a memory address that causes an access violation, an unexpected exception or trap, a faulting kernel mode driver and so on. Blue screen: when the system encounters a hardware problem, data inconsistency, or similar error,…

Organizational Unit

Organizational Unit Organization unit provides the ability to organize the network in a logical manner and the physical structure of the network . Active Directory uses a special container known as an OU’s to organize the objects within a domain for the purpose of administration. OU’s can be used to split a domain into administrative…

Bug Check Code Reference

To find the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE Error and It’s details, Please click here and below are some Bug Check Code Reference. Bug Check Code Reference Code Name 0x00000001 APC_INDEX_MISMATCH 0x00000002 DEVICE_QUEUE_NOT_BUSY 0x00000003 INVALID_AFFINITY_SET 0x00000004 INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP 0x00000005 INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT 0x00000006 INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT 0x00000007 INVALID_SOFTWARE_INTERRUPT 0x00000008 IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL 0x00000009 IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000B NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT 0x0000000C MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS_EXCEEDED 0x0000000D MUTEX_LEVEL_NUMBER_VIOLATION 0x0000000E NO_USER_MODE_CONTEXT 0x0000000F SPIN_LOCK_ALREADY_OWNED…

Active Directory Domain Services

Active Directory Domain Services 1. Identify the Hardware and Software requirements 2. Install Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 3. Configure appropriate TCP/IP and DNS server addresses. 4. Verify that a Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure is in place. 5. Designing of Active Directory Logical structure • Create a Forest Design • Create a Domain design for…

WSUS Windows Server Update Services

WSUS (Windows Server Update Services): Purpose and Scope Effective patch management is a crucial factor in any IT organization’s change control and security practices.  This document serves as a procedural guide to standardize how patches are managed and applied to all servers managed using WSUS software.The procedures documented below not only provide the benefit of…

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services. With DHCP, computers request IP addresses and networking parameters automatically from a DHCP server, reducing the need for a network administrator or a user…

Domain Naming service(DNS)

DNS (Domain Naming service): It resolves hostname to IP address and IP address to hostname (Vice versa). Zones: Zones are categorized in one of 2 categories. Forward lookup zone — DNS servers maps FQDNs to IP address ii.Reverse lookup zone — DNS Servers maps IP address to FQDNs. (FQDN- Fully Qualified Domain name) Zone types:…

Password Recovery

Windows Password Recovery Download the Offline Windows Password and Registry Editor at http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html . In the download section download the zipped file that contains the bootable CD image in ISO format. Copy the ISO image to one of the datastores on the host that the VM is on. In Vcenter right click on your VM,…

AD Port Details

Protocol and Port AD and AD DS Usage Type of traffic TCP and UDP 389 Directory, Replication, User and Computer Authentication, Group Policy, Trusts LDAP TCP 636 Directory, Replication, User and Computer Authentication, Group Policy, Trusts LDAP SSL TCP 3268 Directory, Replication, User and Computer Authentication, Group Policy, Trusts LDAP GC TCP 3269 Directory, Replication,…

Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3126036)

Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3126036) This security update to Silverlight includes fixes outlined in Security update KB3126036. Version: Hyaking_Image_silverlight-logo 5.1.41212.0 File Name: 41212.00\Silverlight.dmg 41212.00\Silverlight.exe 41212.00\Silverlight_Developer.exe 41212.00\Silverlight_Developer_x64.exe 41212.00\Silverlight_x64.exe This security update to Silverlight includes fixes outlined in Security update KB3126036. Non-security related changes are also included in this release and have been documented in the…