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Summertime: Enter the IT Pro Summer Grand Prix

10:03 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I’m back in Belgium and with a little bit of luck I’ll be staying in Belgium for the next couple of weeks. The nice thing is that I returned to some great weather and that I really have the summer feeling going on at this moment.

But besides the fun the summer period is also good for something else:

During summer period things tend to go a bit more slowly at work. Many people are on holiday, projects get delayed or placed on hold temporarily and I get some more free time on my hands. For years now I use this free time to get myself up-to-date with various IT subjects and technologies.

Enter the IT Pro Summer Grand Prix!

Microsoft Belux has created a summer campaign that helps us to find some more information on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Both tracks are open as of today.

You can find the information and the tracks here: http://aka.ms/summergp

In August two more tracks will be released about the Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com) and Infrastructure as a Service. Certainly worth checking those out…

And now… let’s race :-)

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Are you ready for a journey to the cloud?

12:28 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Attention all Belgian IT pro, Architects and decision makers…

Microsoft Belux is organizing a whole day event about the cloud. 

There will be two tracks, 1 technical / IT Pro track and 1 architect / Decision Maker track.

If you want to know everything about Exchange online, BPOS, System Center Self Service Portal V2, Private Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Azure and SQL azure then this is something for you.

Date: 27 september 2010 in Affligem.

Speakers are Bart Vande Ghinste, Eduardo Kassner, Ilse Van Criekinge, Nigel Cain, Kurt Claeys and Arlindo Alves.

More information: http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff955852.aspx

Enjoy

Mike

System Center Capacity Planner discontinued

12:36 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Today, Microsoft announced the End-Of-Life for System Center Capacity Planner.

More information can be found @ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sccp/default.aspx

Capacity planning will be provided in the future through dedicated resources

Cheers,

Mike

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Examples of Errors (2)

6:36 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

In our series of posts about DPM Errors:

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DPM tried to do a SQL log backup, either as part of a backup job or a recovery to latest point in time job. The SQL log backup job has detected a discontinuity in the SQL log chain for  SQL Server 2005 database database <name database> since the last backup. All incremental backup jobs will fail until an express full backup runs. (ID 30140 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990D11)

 

Resolution: After investigation, it seemed that the problem was that there were also backups performed straight from the SQL Management Studio.  Stopping these backups resolved the issue.  See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970642

Cheers,

Mike

Important Update: QFE for IIS 7.0 has been removed from the Microsoft Site

12:11 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

I blogged about the new IIS management pack for operations manager today but I got word today that the QFE (one of the prerequisites) has been removed from the website.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f82ef6b3-a08e-4295-b9e3-fb78a74aefa8&DisplayLang=en

In the download is now a text file that says:

Cheers,

Mike

Alerts: IIS

6:38 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

With a client, one server started to throw a lot of errors or warnings.  Hereunder is a list of the different ones we saw:

Alert: IIS Site State Data Source Module Failed Initialization

Alert Description: Error initializing IIS site state module from config Configuration = 60 HRESULT: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.WebSite.WebSiteStatusCheck.Monitor Instance name: Default Web Site Instance ID: {7C7779CA-1A0F-0243-7882-3292174238A5} Management group: xxxxx

Alert: IIS Site State Data Source Module Failed Initialization

Alert Description: Error initializing IIS site state module from config Configuration = 60 HRESULT: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.SMTPVirtualServer.SMTPVirtualServerStatusCheck.Monitor Instance name: Default SMTP Virtual Server Instance ID: {B964A148-80BF-FF6E-005B-449AC2728BF0} Management group: xxxxx

Warning: IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution

Warning Description: Error initializing IISDiscoveryProbe Error: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.DiscoverWebSites76to100 Instance name: IIS Web Server Instance ID: {C8F49347-9183-5A91-D5E8-050D4870A69C} Management group: xxxxx

Warning: IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution

Warning Description: Error initializing IISDiscoveryProbe Error: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.DiscoverWebSites0to25 Instance name: IIS Web Server Instance ID: {C8F49347-9183-5A91-D5E8-050D4870A69C} Management group: xxxxx

Warning: IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution

Warning Description: Error initializing IISDiscoveryProbe Error: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.DiscoverWebSites51to75 Instance name: IIS Web Server Instance ID: {C8F49347-9183-5A91-D5E8-050D4870A69C} Management group: xxxxx

Warning: IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution

Warning Description: Error initializing IISDiscoveryProbe Error: 0x80090006 Details: Invalid Signature. One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.DiscoverBase Instance name: Microsoft.Windows.InternetInformationServices.2000.ServerRole Instance ID: {B5BB22C2-5E4F-2B2F-2C87-716BCF9DCF06} Management group: xxxxx

Because there were so many, I decided to go and have a look at the server.

When I tried to open the IIS console, I received the notification: The Specified Handle is Invalid.

Quick search and the knowledge base was available:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884872

This fixed the issues for me

Cheers,

Mike