[windows2000] Re: Server almost dead after security update - windows 2008

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:22:32 +0200

Patrick <> scribbled on Monday, September 08, 2008 11:41 AM:

I have something similar as you; a Fujitsu Primergy Econel 110 S2. Had no
problem with the NICs or anything. OTOH, I did a rather small install, only
added IIS to the roles. I was thinking of installing hyper-v, but the
installer said something about it being a beta and I didn't like the sound of

Has hyper-v come out of beta yet? If not, can you use Vmware's equivalent
instead? I think they have an ESX "Express"-version (or something) as a free
download and use, if that works for you.

> Hi Sorin,
> I have my server on a x64 duo core 4GB mem. It works ok, but I think
> Hyper-v was the most affected by the security update. I know a new folder
> was created and the VM's moved, permissions were also changed. One of the
> onboard GB Nics failed. The one bound to the Virtual Network, But like I
> said I have to reinstall over the old installation to get things up and
> running again.     
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 10:13:56 AM
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Server almost dead after security update -
> windows 2008 
> Patrick <> scribbled on Monday, September 08, 2008 10:48 AM:
>> not sure if anyone has experienced this, but I recently applied several
>> patches to the Test Windows 2008 server enviroment, and it practically
>> killed the box, so much so that I had to do a reinstall (Update) to get
>> things up and running again. Is there anything out there that one need to
>> know about? 
>> Just a brief description of symptoms.
>> 1: All VM's would not not start or be recognised.
>> 2: Noticed that the Nic save for the Virtual Network had been uninstalled
>> and would not re-install. 3: The VM's had been moved from
>> Users\Public\public documents\Vm Folder to a totally new folder and the
>> permissions had been modified accordingly
>> Although I had to go through the long way to get things up and running
>> again, I would like to know what the possible cause is.
> I installed a new win2k8 x64-server some months ago to be used exclusively
> with Windows Sharepoint Services 3 (WSS). During the time, I've had it run
> updates more or less automatically with no problems, except for the
> occasional 
> hiccup (rarely really) when backing up the 2GB WSS db and sites failed.
> For me this win2k8-installation (department's only one so far) has been
> extremely stable. More so even than some of our win2k3-servers, which I
> guess 
> is a good sign. Knock on wood...
> Can you tell us more about the hardware on your win2k8-server?

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