Windows 2003 : HP c-Class evbda.sys BSOD

Windows 2003 :  HP c-Class evbda.sys BSOD

When installing Windows Server 2003 x64 on a HP c-Class Blade you may experience a BSOD with the error code:  IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL / 0x0000000A / evbda.sys

This issue is caused by the HP NC532i Dual Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter driver that has a known issue which causes a BSOD on servers with 16+ cores. The new driver is available here. We must integrate this driver into the Windows setup process as this BSOD occurs before the PSP is installed.

If you are using HP RDP then this process is simple; download the new 10Gbe driver from HP and extract its entire contents to the following folder on the Altiris server:
eXpress Directory\Deployment Server\lib\osoem\proliant.zzz\w52.64\$oem$\$1\drivers\net

The driver located in this folder are used during Windows setup, as a result this will resolve the BSOD error.

Alternatively, disable some of the cores to boot your server and install the updated driver. You’ll then be able to boot to Windows with all cores enabled.

Windows : System Beep Ping [oy]

Windows : System Beep Ping [oy]

Symptoms

When resovling DNS addresses via ping you may receive a system beep and the following output:

Pinging [°ÿ] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

You are still able to ping via IP address.

Soution

This issue is caused by WinSock,to resolve, execute the following command and reboot:
netsh winsock reset

Exchange 2007 : Generating Mailbox Statistics Report

Exchange 2007 : Generating Mailbox Statistics Report

Use the following ommand from the Exchange shell to generate the report on a per-mailbox database basis:

get-mailboxstatistics -Database “[database name]” | select-object servername, storageGroupname, databasename, DisplayName, @{name=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}},StorageLimitStatus,LastLogonTime, LastLoggedOnUserAccount,ItemCount, DeletedItemCount | export-csv c:\DB_Stats.csv

You can also format the data on screen using the following command:

get-mailboxstatistics -Database “[database name]” | ft servername, storageGroupname, databasename, DisplayName, @{label=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}},StorageLimitStatus,LastLogonTime, LastLoggedOnUserAccount,ItemCount, DeletedItemCount

You can also report on an entire server using the command:

get-mailboxstatistics -Server “[server name]” | select-object servername, storageGroupname, databasename, DisplayName, @{name=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}},StorageLimitStatus,LastLogonTime, LastLoggedOnUserAccount,ItemCount, DeletedItemCount | export-csv c:\Server_Stats.csv

Format-table is designed to display data in a readable format on screen, select-object is designed for exporting data:

  • When using ft you should use @{label=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}}
  • When using select-object use @{name=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}}

If you try to use @{label=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB when using export-csv you will end up with an invalid csv file that contains multiple lines of: 27c87ef9bbda4f709f6b4002fa4af63c