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How to assign IP address in WinPE

This is quick one, assigning static IP address (for example and gateway in WinPE is using netsh:

netsh int ip set address "name of local area connection" static

Install Windows Server 2012 on HP DL 380 G5

Form HP compatibility matrix installing Windows Server 2012 on HP DL 380 G5 is not supported, but it does not mean that it doesn't work. After installing the OS, ILO and SAS P400 controller drivers were missing:
In order to install the missing drivers, I've downloaded HP Service Pack for Proliant 2013.02 and started the installation. HP Smart Update Manager has detected missing drivers for ILO, but has reported dependency error for SAS/SATA event notification service and online rom flash component for P400 controller: After deselecting the "problematic" components that were dependent from P400 controller, HP SUM has successfully installed the other selected components. Driver for HP Smart Array P400 controller for Windows Server 2012 can be downloaded from here . The installation package will not allow you to install the driver automatically (from setup), so I have extracted the driver first and updated the Smart Array P400 controller "manually" from Devi…

Unable to delete VHD from VMM library

I had VM template associated with VHD from VMM library, and I wanted to delete both of them, since they were used for testing purposes. I deleted the VM template successfully, and after that I wanted to delete the VHD, but VMM was not allowing to delete the VHD because temporary VM template was dependent of it. Here is the error message when I tried to delete the VHD:

And the dependencies from the properties of the VHD file:

Easiest way to delete this temporary VM template is using powershell:
Remove-SCVMTemplate -VMTemplate "Temporary TemplateName" After deleting the temporary VM template, there were no dependencies of the VHD, and I deleted the file from library successfully.

MSMQ error events in Failover Clustering Diagnostic Log

I was checking Failover Clustering Diagnostic Log on Windows Server 2012 cluster nodes, and all nodes were having error events for MSMQ:

[RHS] s_RhsRpcCreateResType: ERROR_NOT_READY(21)' because of 'Startup routine for ResType MSMQ returned 21.'[RCM] result of first load attempt for type MSMQ: 21[RCM] Failed to load restype 'MSMQ': error 21.[RHS] s_RhsRpcCreateResType: ERROR_NOT_READY(21)' because of 'Startup routine for ResType MSMQTriggers returned 21.'[RCM] result of first load attempt for type MSMQTriggers: 21[RCM] Failed to load restype 'MSMQTriggers': error 21.
These events can be safely ignored, since during installation of Failover Cluster feature, MSMQ and MSMQ triggers resource types are registered with cluster service, but the MSMQ feature is not installed.

More about these events check:

Failover Clustering Event 1196 and 1228

In this case Hyper V failover cluster was installed on Windows Server 2012, and on one of the nodes that was hosting the "Cluster Group" started to log following error events in System event log:

Event 1228:
Cluster network name resource 'Cluster Name' encountered an error enabling the network name on this node. The reason for the failure was: 'Unable to obtain a logon token'. The error code was '1326'. You may take the network name resource offline and online again to retry.

and Event 1196:
Cluster network name resource 'Cluster Name' failed registration of one or more associated DNS name(s) for the following reason:DNS bad key.Ensure that the network adapters associated with dependent IP address resources are configured with at least one accessible DNS server.
I moved the "Cluster Group" to another node, but same story and same events were logged. I tried to live migrate VMs between nodes, but unsuccessfully, the live migration was…