Script for Windows storage audit

I’ve created PowerShell script to collect all important information about windows physical disks, partitions and volumes (logical disks) and its connections. To use it you should have administrator right on target computer, otherwise only simple information about logical disks will be collected. This limitation is due to MSFT_PartitionToVolume WMI class, which is accessible only by […]

Windows storage hierarchy explained

Quick cheat sheet: 1) Physical disk, represented by Win32_DiskDrive and MSFT_Disk WMI classes. This is hardware presented to your computer. It is HDD, SSD, FC LUN or iSCSI LUN. 2) Partition, represented by Win32_DiskPartition and MSFT_Partition WMI classes. Partitions are walls that transforming your physical space into rooms, which later can be used to store […]

“The update is not applicable to your computer”

Recently I’ve needed to apply 2 patches to our Windows 2008 R2. But both patches show me error “The update is not applicable to your computer”. But I knew for sure, that these updates were applicable, because installed file’s version was lower than the one contained in hotfixes. In Setup log I’ve got “Windows update […]

Error 1602 or 1618 during install of any msi packet

Recently we’ve got error installing driver on our Windows 2008 R2 server. It does not provide any specific error dialog, just constantly showing “Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use”. After you press Cancel, it gives you error message saying that installation could not be completed because other installation is in […]