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Script / Batch file to Delete the Pending.xml from multiple servers


Many windows servers generates Pending.xml file due to inconsistent windows updates. Due to this file, future windows updates does not get installed.

Manually deleting Pending.xml is a huge task as it has multiple steps, e.g. taking ownership of file. Adding full permissions to particulate user on that file, etc. So I thought to create a batch file which will reduce the time of administrator for this activity.

IMP : Make sure that you run this batch file with "Run As Administrator" and with the user who is having administrative permissions on the server.
Note1 : Change DOMAIN\User with the domain user with which you will delete the pending.xml file.
Note2 : Change SERVER1NAME, SERVER2NAME, etc  with the server name where the pending.xml file is present.

Copy below text and save it in PENDINGXMLDELETE.BAT file.

Have a Great Day Ahead!!!

REM Batch File Start


Step by step process to extend the disk in Windows Server 2003 cluster


Recently I was trying to increase the space in one of the share drive of Windows Server 2003 Cluster.
By default Disk management console does not allow to directly extend the drive.

After Googling I found the below solution for the same. Hope that it will help you too.
*) Backup the Drive which you want to extend
1) Extend the LUN from storage side.
2) Login to node which is having specified drive ownership and make sure that the free space is visible.
3) Open a command prompt, type diskpart, and then press ENTER.
4) At the DISKPART prompt, type list volume , and then press ENTER to display the existing volumes on the computer.
5) At the DISKPART prompt, type select volume <volume number>, and then press ENTER. Here volume number is the number of the volume that you want to extend. The volume has the unique name that you created in step 6. The volume is listed in the output of the list volume command.
6) At the DISKPART prompt, type extend, and then press ENTER to extend the part…

Error in running SQL Query having VBScript and Excel Containers

Error 1 :  Event ID 10016 DistributedCOM
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Error 2 : Microsoft VBScript Runtime Error: Permission Denied 'CreateObject'
Error 3 :