Posts Tagged ‘fail’

A simple task sequence deployed to a collection, a virtual machine (Hyper-V guest) booting with PxE to run that task sequence.

WinPE starts up, loads the networking (which gives a working IP address, can ping/connect to servers) but then the computer just reboots. No errors or warnings.

With WinPE debug mode enabled, you can press F8 to load the command prompt, but smsts.log doesn’t report an obvious error. Lot’s of “access denied” type messages that led me hunting issues with Network access accounts and such

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After *yet another* disk crash, my TMG service wouldn’t start. Databases were all fine and no disk errors to be found. I was just about to repair\reinstall when I noticed the following blog post which sorted the problem out much more easily!

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16488.tmg-2010-firewall-service-crashing-event-id-pointing-to-malware-updates-resolution.aspx

Must be fate considering that post was only made a few short weeks ago. Almost like they *knew* it was about to happen to me… Maybe they caused it just to drive traffic to their site… hmm…

 

It pays to be paranoid in the security world.