Software Raid for Windows 2008 Server

RAID1 is basically a mirror of the original disk.

In this article i will be using these terms :-

1) Original HDD -> The default Disk on which your server OS is currently on.

2) Clone HDD -> Cloned from the original Drive

3) New Drive -> the one you have decided to make a raid drive.

Pre-Requisites :-

3 drives of equal size (i am using 160GB x 3 drives)

make a copy of your original hard drive to another drive which we will call the "Clone HDD", you can use
 many tools to clone your drive like bartpe, easeus disk copy, etc.

after creating a clone HDD from the original drive, remove the Original drive and only use it as a backup (if things get screwed up and you don't have a backup... :D ... you can rely on the original HDD to save your self.)

You have to convert the Clone HDD into dynamic disk to. right click on disk and select "Convert Disk to Dynamic"

Step by step installation screens of RAID1 after completing the pre-requisites 

Troubleshooting Server/Client Side error's for wsus server 2003/2008

Basic WSUS 3.0 SP1 troubleshooting

When i check the log under c:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log i get the following error "Error 0x80072efd occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls"
  • Solution to this is as follows

installing another WSUS Server ?

Enabling Clients to get updates from the local server Using Group Policies on 2003/2008 Server

Note :- for these policies to take effect the client has to be restarted. Create a separate policy for WSUS, DO NOT use the Default Policies
1) Create a new GPO
[Do not edit the default Domain Controller Policy or Default Domain Policy]
2) Edit the newly created GPO

Step by step Installation and Configuration of Windows Updates From Local Server 2003/2008 (WSUS/Windows Server Update Service)

Pre-Requisite for installation on a X64 Bit Windows Server Machine

For a normal installation of WSUS on a non x64 bit machine please download the non-x64 bit package when your downloading the .net framework version.
  1. Download WSUS 3.0 SP1 (as we needed WSUS to be installed on the Windows 2008 server, this is the only one that supports that particular OS version)
  2. Download ReportViewer
  3. Download SQL 2005 (if you already have sql installed please download this file)(this package is not mandatory).
  4. Download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x64)
  5. Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 (for IT Professionals)
  6. IIS 7.0 role needs to be installed.

    Installation of WSUS 3.0 SP1

my first blog...

excuse me.. my first blog.. m also not to good at this writting stuff.

let me start with some great links is a site for any type of router thats needs to be configured. you will get all your information here.