Today I had to change some settings on the HP iLO interface on a server. When I applied the changes I was notified that the settings would take place after the iLO interface was reset, but how do you reset it?
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Today I had to deploy a new Windows Server 2012 VM. Because In VMware you can Clone a VM I used this option. But when it comes to Server 2010, the cloned VM will have a duplicate copy of the SID of the machine from which it was cloned.
This duplicate SID can cause a lot of issues so each machine must have an unique SID. In this post I will show you the steps to generate a new SID in Windows Server 2012.
First log on to the Windows Server 2012 VM. Now open Windows Explorer, and browse to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep
Right-click sysprep application and click Run as Administrator
No the sysprep (System Preparation) tool will open as shown below. Choose Enter System Out-of-the-box Experience (OOBE) option, check Generalize option, choose Reboot as shutdown options and click OK.
For more information about the different switches see (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721973(WS.10).aspx)
When you click OK, the application will generate new SID and perform all the required actions and will reboot.
After the reboot is complete, you will be asked to enter the product key, accept License terms, and enter a new Administrator password.
This is how you can generate a new SID on Windows Server 2012.
Alongside the news about the new Raspberry Pi 2, is the news from Microsoft that this new Raspberry Pi 2 board will be supported by Windows 10.
With the previous versions of the Raspberry Pi there was no support for Windows at all. However because the new board has made the transition from ARMv6 to ARMv7 (which chip architecture is already support by Windows) is it now possible to do this.
This release of Windows 10 will be free for the maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT. You can sign up for this program via this link. If you join the program you will be the first to receive product information and beta software releases.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced today the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B: a turbocharged version of the B+ version with a new Broadcom BCM2836 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip with 1 GB of RAM.
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B will be priced the same as the as the Model B+. The first batch will contain 100.000 Pi’s, according to this news item on The Register.
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B SBC
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B represents a major performance increase over its single-core based predecessors: up to six times faster in fact. As well as a new quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B now features 1GB of RAM memory. The operating system kernel has been upgraded to take full advantage of the latest ARM Cortex-A7 technology and is available with the new version 1.4 of NOOBS software (See Note below). Backward application hardware and software compatibility has been maintained with the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+/B+.Broadcom BCM2836 800MHz ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with VideoCore IV dual-core GPU
- GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
- GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
- 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
- HD 1080p video output
- Composite video (PAL/NTSC) output
- Stereo audio output
- 10/100 BaseT RJ45 Ethernet socket
- HDMI 1.3 & 1.4 video/audio socket
- 3.5mm 4-pole audio/composite video out jack socket
- 4 x USB 2.0 sockets
- 15-way MPI CSI-2 connector for Raspberry Pi HD video camera (775-7731)
- 15-way Display Serial Interface connector
- MicroSD card socket
- Boots from MicroSD card, running a new version of the Linux operating system (See Note below)
- 40-pin header for GPIO and serial buses (compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 26-pin header)
- Power supply: +5V @ 2A via microUSB socket
- Dimensions: 86 x 56 x 20mm
- Firmware looks for add-on boards that comply with the HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) design rules. This allows the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to set up the GPIO and load drivers to suit an expansion board automatically. For more information see: http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing-raspberry-pi-hats/
- All RS-supplied Raspberry Pi 2 Model B boards are Made in the UK