Posts Tagged ‘system’

Yesterday I got a problem while migrating a fileserver cluster from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2.

We wanted to migrate a big fileserver cluster with several volumes by mirroring the SAN LUNs, break the mirrors and mount them to the new Windows 2008 R2 fileserver.

After mounting the partitions to the new cluster we set up a new virtual fileserver and created some shares. With one partition/share we run in the following error:

The shared ressource is not available.

After some investigation we figured out that the SYSTEM group doesn’t had permissions on the partition at root level so the cluster service running with local system account can’t initialize the share.

After adding SYSTEM at root level with full access sharing of this partition was possible:



Today I had to extend the partition of a Windows 2003 Server.

In the past I did this several times with diskpart:

diskpart.exe -> list volumes
select volume [number of the partition to extend]
extend volume size=[SIZE TO EXTEND in MB]

After doing this, diskpart and the Windows Disk Management show the extended size but Windows Explorer didn’t so. A colleague pointed a KB article to me which described this behaviour.

You have type in another diskpart command (brought with SP2 – otherwise there is a hotfix):

select volume [number of the partition to extend]
extend filesystem

Now the whole space could be seen in the Explorer, too.

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Recently it was necessary to change  the “From” display name of the sending notifications. This notifications appear e.g. when your mailbox size hits the quota or you get an internal NDR. It’s not possible to edit the sender email address in EMC or EMS but you can change the Display Name of this notification sender by using ADSIEdit.

  • Open ADSIEDIT – Configuration
  • Open the following path:
    Services -> Microsoft Exchange -> “Your Exchange Organization” -> Transport Settings
  • Right click properties on CN=MicrosoftExchange329e71ec88ae4615bbc36ab6ce41109e

In the properties navigate to “displayName” and edit the default value named “Microsoft Outlook” to the display name you want to have.

Click OK and close ADSI Edit.

That’s it.