Month: May 2012

What Is Performance?

Just what is Performance? I don’t mean a formal definition of Performance – through it would probably involve things like measurements and elapsed time and resources used and units of work completed. And I don’t mean Performance Tuning – which is …

What Is Performance?

Just what is Performance? I don’t mean a formal definition of Performance – through it would probably involve things like measurements and elapsed time and resources used and units of work completed. And I don’t mean Performance Tuning – which is …

Correlation / causation

On Tuesday morning I walked into a right sh*t storm. I hadn’t been called but on Monday night performance had been absolutely catastrophic – SLAs missed left, right and centre. Straight into a meeting where the following observations were made: Performance was somewhat suboptimal the previous night Some long-running queries were observed that aren’t normally […]

Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (E4)

Enkitec recently completed its 80th Exadata implementation, so this is a good time to announce that we are organizing the first Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (E4) on 13-14. August 2012, in Dallas, Texas! This is the global Exadata event to attend, if you want to learn from the best Oracle/Exadata experts in the world. In addition to […]

Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Core Server install and Configuration tools.

Yesterday I visited a Microsoft IT Campus day about HyperV and there was mention of Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Server with minimal install and no GUI interfaces installed. All you can do then is a simple command line maintenance. For some this a a too big strain on memory functions, “What was that command again?”. In order to prevent swearing and looking for several lines long commands there was a command invented that can help you out in cases like a bad memory. The command is called sconfig. Below is a small Youtube video from Microsoft Edge TV that talks about this command.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 sconfig:

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A totally different tool that also enables real GUI Core Configuration is Core Configurator:

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A new release of this tool is out and is described on this website:

Core Confugurator 2.0 website:  http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/

A small video with a demo of this new release is shown below:

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It looks that core server install doesn’t have to be that core anymore these days. Enjoy the tools and work.

Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Core Server install and Configuration tools.

Yesterday I visited a Microsoft IT Campus day about HyperV and there was mention of Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Server with minimal install and no GUI interfaces installed. All you can do then is a simple command line maintenance. For some this a a too big strain on memory functions, “What was that command again?”. In order to prevent swearing and looking for several lines long commands there was a command invented that can help you out in cases like a bad memory. The command is called sconfig. Below is a small Youtube video from Microsoft Edge TV that talks about this command.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 sconfig:

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A totally different tool that also enables real GUI Core Configuration is Core Configurator:

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A new release of this tool is out and is described on this website:

Core Confugurator 2.0 website:  http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/

A small video with a demo of this new release is shown below:

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It looks that core server install doesn’t have to be that core anymore these days. Enjoy the tools and work.

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