How you can uniquely identify a LUN in a Storage Area Network

A SAN is a complex animal From the first minute you try to understand it, you might be overwhelmed by the cascade of new things: fibre switches, multi-path software, redundant controllers, disk enclosures etc. But the idea is pretty simple. In a few words, the primary role of a SAN is to expose virtual disk units (called…

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Running CMD.EXE as Local System

Many times in the past I had to run an interactive command-line shell under the Local SYSTEM account. That is, a CMD window on your desktop running under the system account. This technique is extremely useful in many cases, for example to debug ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED type errors that are coming from a system service.   Let’s…

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