The credentials you provided during SQL Server 2008 install are invalid.

Filed Under (SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 31-01-2009

When installing SQL Server 2008 you are at one point asked to provide the service accounts and passwords for the SQL services and agents. When providing these service accounts and passwords you might encounter one of the following error messages, which prevents you from continuing the installation:

– The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server Agent service.
– The specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server service.

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How to get the Service Tag from your server using VB scripting

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 30-01-2009

When contacting your hardware vendor to report a problem or order additional hardware, like disks or memory, you are often asked to provide the Service Tag. Off course you have the service tags well documented in your CMDB repository. In case your CMDB is not so up to date or lacking any content at all, this little script will grab the tag from any system name or IP you enter, as long as your an admin or allowed to run WMI queries against the system.

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Hotfix: “Replica is inconsistent” error with ID 112 (0x8007007B) with DPM 2007 SP1 on a Windows Server 2003 x64

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 23-01-2009

After applying Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1 on a server running Windows Server 2003 x64, a replica may be listed as inconsistent with error ID 112 (0x8007007B).

In the DPM Administrator Console, a critical alert may be listed as in the following example:

Affected area: C:
Occurred since: 1/07/2008 4:13:00 PM
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Known Issues for DPM 2007 SP1

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 07-01-2009

Microsoft TechNet posted a library topic on additional known issues for Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1. This topic lists the known issues and possible resolutions for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 SP1 TAP Release:

  • DPM agent stops working
  • SharePoint index backups fail during profile import
  • Silent installation does not show restart message
  • DPM Administrator Console stops working when updating protection agents
  • DPM Management Shell stops working
  • Replica or Shadow Copy Volume Resizing in Windows Server 2008
  • Unable to uninstall DPM 2007
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