Availability, Scalability and DR for BizTalk Server

Recently, I had to talk to a customer of mine explaining setting up of optimal BizTalk infrastructure. It was almost a 101 conversation regarding BizTalk Availability, Scalability and Disaster Recovery. That’s when I realized that there is not really a unified a concise view of these concepts anywhere on the Internet. Here a stab that…

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Stop 0x50 on Windows 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin back for another go at it.  I wanted to write something about what we have been seeing involving the use of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and File Server resources on the same Cluster. There have been multiple instances we have seen regarding a Stop 0x00000050 on Cluster Servers that point…


ODBC drivers not visible in the ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe)

I recently had an issue where after the installation of a Third party Client side tools, we were not able view the drivers listed in the ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe). In order to create a DSN to use this third party driver, we had to take a backup/export of the registry key of an…


Windows 2003 Server Cluster and Access Denied Errors

Hello Cluster fans, I am back for another go at it.  This one you will need to hark back to the days of Windows 2003 Server Clusters.  Many of you still have this running and may have seen Access Denied issues with node joins, the opening of Cluster Administrator, and Cluster Service failures.  We seem…


Rights needed for user account when precreating a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin here again.  In my previous blog, I explained what rights were needed for an account in Active Directory when allowing the Failover Cluster to create the Cluster Name Account (CNO).  In this blog, I will explain the minimum rights needed when objects are being pre-created. Just to set proper expectations, this…


Recovering a Deleted Cluster Name Object (CNO) in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster, Part 2

In the previous blog Chuck Timon had created, he explained how to recover your Cluster Name Object (CNO) using ADRESTORE.EXE.  I wanted to add on to his blog showing how you can do this with the new Active Directory Recycle Bin available a Windows 2008R2 Domain Controller can provide. First, you should become familiar with…


¿Qué aporta para la calidad en software?

¿Alguien recuerda las controversias y las peleas religiosas entre si C++ o Visual Basic eran lenguajes para niños o para hombres? Esos bien podrían compararse con recuerdos de opiniones en otros temas durante la adolescencia, cuando creíamos que conocíamos tanto de la vida —tal vez como aún ahora creemos que sí lo sabemos. Con base…