Are you trying to sysprep a Windows Server 2012 R2 box but can’t find sysprep.exe? Have you dropped to an administrative command prompt, typed sysprep /… like you have done for years and years only to be spanked with a
As a follow up to upgrading AD to 2012R2, I wanted to transfer all the roles off the legacy DC. When I went to register the schema management.dll using regsvr32 in a run dialog box, like this…
I got spanked with this.
The module “schmmgmt.dll” was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0×80040201.
User Account Control (UAC) doesn’t let us do this directly from a run dialog. To do this and get it to work, you need to run this from an administrative command prompt.
Running the same command this way
and more to the point, lets you run the Active Directory Schema Management console.
I work with a variety of customers in my role as a consultant, from sole proprietorships employing only a few tens of users to enterprise organizations with a few tens of thousands of employees spread around the globe. Large or small, non-profit or Fortune 500, at some point their IT manager (or owner!) asks themselves a seemingly simple question-“Do I really need patch management?” For many reading this article, the answer is obvious. “Of course you do. Duh!” But for others, especially those who asked themselves and their search engine this same question, the answer is not as clear. In this article, I want to help you understand why the answer to that question is so clear to others, and show you what patch management offers you. Large or small, record profits or just squeaking by, every business with computers needs patch management. Here’s why.
Alternate title, DCPROMO is dead! Long live some little yellow triangle!
It being past time for me to upgrade Active Directory at home to DCs running 2012R2, I wanted to put together this little walkthrough for others looking for a procedure doc to cover schema and perms, or maybe even where the hell dcpromo went! If you’d like a 20K foot overview of what you need to do in order to add a 2012R2 DC to your domain, here’s what you need to know.
I’m in the middle of upgrading my Hyper-V servers at home from 2012 to 2012R2. To keep things up and running, I live migrated (shared NOTHING) the VMs from the first server to be rebuilt to the second. That worked just fine. I flattened the first server, installed 2012R2, added the Hyper-V role, and tried to move a VM back to it, only to be spanked with Continue reading
I use PSPAD as my default text editor. It’s been my favourite such application for years because it can do so much. Recently I was handed a CSV that contained email addresses for 25,000 users. I needed to pull out just the SMTP suffixes for some manipulation. PSPAD can do global search and replace with a REGEX and it seemed like just what I needed. The only challenge was to figure out what pattern matches everything in an email address up to and including the @ sign. Here’s the pattern I used.
That says to start at the beginning of the line, match any number of alphanumeric characters up to, and including the @. Easy.