One of the fun parts about keeping up my own lab is being able to be my on sysadmin. This posting is as a reminder to myself of how to fix this problem with out having to use a search engine to find the command line below. Yesterday a few VMs that I maintain for ongoing support reasons, ran out of disk space on the C drive, that is running Windows 2008 R2. Naturally the WinSxS folder was huge, so I found the following command line to get rid of some of the extra fluff in that folder that maintains hot fixes downloaded from Microsoft. This not intended to be an all about post for DISM as there are better resources for that, if you are not sure what this utility does please use your favorite search engine to learn more about what this utility does. After Running DISM you will not be able to uninstall Service Pack 1 anymore on Windows 2008 R2.
From an elevated command prompt issue the following command:
DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded
If I create another gold Windows 2008 R2 image to run VMs on I’ll run this command to make the master image smaller. SCORE!
Another great piece of work from the MVP Community!
Paul Keely started a great guide for SQL and system Center integration. This guide has been updated to include SQL 2012, and has about 200 pages of content. To boot Pete Zerger and Robert Hedblom did sections on SQL in Azure for System Center and backup for SQL with DPM. Check it out now!
Due to the snow and ice problem this week in Atlanta, we had to cancel our event at the Alpharetta Microsoft campus today. As the SCU event is virtual, we will just watch it from home!
Enjoy the art!
New poster series Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster and Mini-Posters
New poster series available for download. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41665&WT.mc_id=Social_TWITTER_OutgoingAnnouncements_Mon%20Jan%2027%2020:52:26%20GMT%202014_41876087_windowsserver
Hyper-V and Failover Clustering mini poster
Scale-Out and SMB Mini poster
Storage Spaces and Deduplication mini poster
Understanding storage architecture mini poster
Virtual Hard disk and Cluster Shared Volumes mini poster
Virtual Hard disk sharing mini poster
Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage
If you are thinking about coming to this event please register on event bright to ensure we order enough food for breakfast, lunch and snacks! To register for the Atlanta SCU 2014 Simulcast, which will be at the Alpharetta Microsoft complex please register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scu-2014-simulcast-atlanta-ga-tickets-7970230173
The agenda for the event can be found here http://systemcenteruniverse.com/agenda.htm
Hope to see you there!
Some virtual Academy training from Microsoft for their on demand series:
Jump Start on-demand as a group of Microsoft experts show you how to take the journey to the cloud one step at a time, using SQL Server 2014. View here –> http://aka.ms/PltfmSQL
Learn about the advances in security for Windows 8.1 in this new on-demand course –> http://aka.ms/m-w81sec
We’ve got two more new courses for Windows Server 2012 R2! One on Virtualization, and one called What’s new in VDI for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. Find these and all the great free on-demand courses we have on this technology right here: http://aka.ms/MVAtp-WS
SharePoint Server developers, want to enhance your SharePoint Server application? Watch this on-demand Jump Start –> http://aka.ms/devspsadv
Here are some virtual Academy Training from Microsoft that will be available later in January 2014.
HTML and XAML developers: On January 21, build on your core skills, and take advantage of awesome new features in Windows 8.1. It’s going to be fun! Register here: http://aka.ms/win8-1-dev
Tune in to MVA January 23 for a live deep dive on the free Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) –> http://aka.ms/m-winper
Windows Azure Week is January 27-31! Get your questions answered by the people developing the platform, and get ready to move your existing applications to the cloud. Register here –> http://aka.ms/MVAJumpStart
IT Pros – January 30 is Hybrid Cloud Day – a free online deep dive into integrating Windows Azure into your infrastructure. Join us to see the real-world examples on Windows Azure Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and much more! Register here –> http://aka.ms/iaasJS
Happy new year to everyone! I hope your year will be great one! My happy surprise for the past five years on new years day, has been receiving news that I have been given the honor of receiving the MVP Award. I am amazed every day that I am able to work with such a great group of folks. I hope that I am able to maintain my level of excellence this year, which as always has its own challenges, of making sure that I have ample time with my family, friends, and loved ones.
Thank you for your continued support!