Connecting to IBM DB2 zOS from Azure Data Factory v1 was a matter of setting up the Azure Data Gateway on an on-prem server that had the IBM DB2 Client installed; creating an ODBC connection to DB2 (I called it DB2Test). Then, in the Data Factory v1 Copy Wizard, Select the ODBC source, pick the … Continue reading Connecting to IBM DB2 zOS from Azure Data Factory v2
Oops…I Broke the SQL Server
So this happened. In an attempt to give my SQL Server Instance access to more memory, I set the Max Memory to zero, expecting that to mean infinite. No luck, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) set the max memory to 16MB instead and broke the instance. I could not do anything more in SSMS because … Continue reading Oops…I Broke the SQL Server
Removing Windows.old folder in Windows 2012 R2
It turns out that all the tips for Windows 7 and 8 rely on assumptions that are not valid in Windows Server 2012. See here for some good Win 8 tips: Removing Windows.old from Windows 8 For Windows Server 2012, I eventually figured out this kludge to get rid of the 16GB Windows.old folder: Take … Continue reading Removing Windows.old folder in Windows 2012 R2
Mounting ISO Files
An ISO file is an image of a DVD or CD. In order to use its contents, you need to mount the ISO so that your computer can treat it as another disk drive. These instructions tell you how to install the necessary software to Mount the ISO. Can you Mount the ISO file? First, … Continue reading Mounting ISO Files
When Microsoft ate Winternals, where did Disk Commander go?
So I’m trying to make a recovery disk using Bart PE. My Windows Vista (I know, I know, mock me later) boot partition is HOSED and I can’t get in to Windows. So I thinks to meself, “this ’ere Bart PE ’as a plugin fer Disk Commander, I wonder if’n that’ll help.” Turns out Disk … Continue reading When Microsoft ate Winternals, where did Disk Commander go?