Windows Server 2012

Remove Domain Controller from the Forest

To remove the domain controller from the forest if the server is not bootable. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_graphical To force remove from the domain controller if disconnected from the forest but still running. (Metadata must still be removed from the forest about this…

Windows Server 2012 PDUWICA Daily Application Crash

Issue: Fault Bucket… Event Name: PDUWICA Solution: In “Task Scheduler” disable the following tasks: Microsoft -> Windows -> Application Experience “Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser” “AitAgent” “ProgramDataUpdater” https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/eeff45d6-3caa-4925-a11e-b0ee76134e53/what-is-pduwica?forum=winserver8gen

Partition Alignment for SQL Server or Exchange

How to check partition alignment quickly is below. File allocation size and the partition offset have to both be correct for any performance gain.  If one of these are incorrect then you can increase your disk performance by fixing the…

FastCopy Command Line Examples

Copy folder and create the folder at the destination (Destination Folder did not exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=diff /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log" /speed=8 /error_stop=FALSE /force_close /acl=FALSE /verify=TRUE "C:\Folder1" /to="C:\Folder2" Synchronize the folder’s contents (both folders already exist): "C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.exe" /cmd=sync /exclude="Thumbs.db;.DS_Store;Desktop.ini;DfsrPrivate\" /filelog="C:\Program Files\FastCopy\FastCopy.log"…

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