In this blog-post, I would show you step by step to install a HDInsight on a local Windows Machine. For the purpose of this blog-post, I am going to show it on Windows 7 but it also supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Note that the ideal audience for this blog-post would be a developer who wants to kick tires of Hadoop on windows machine to see what it can do! If I had wanted to target it to Hadoop administrators then I would have shown how to do it on Windows Server and also how to manage the Hadoop cluster with system center. But for this blog-post, I am going to target developers so that they can get started playing with Hadoop on a windows machine! With that, here are the steps to install Hadoop (HDInight) on Windows 7:
Now, if you are looking to disable the password for the Windows Server 2008 R2 dev. machine which is also a Domain Controller then follow these steps:
1) If you go to “Local security policy- you’ll see the options but it is not going to allow you to change the setting even if you are logged in as domain administrator.
2. So we need an alternate path to edit the password expiration policy.
Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management
3. Here click on “edit” for the default domain policy for the domain of your choice:
4. Go To Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policy
5. Change the Password Policy!
Note that changing your password policy to disable password expiration is a security vulnerability. It’s applicable for your Demo Machine only. Or your Dev Machine. The reason I am documenting it that I do not want to change the password of Windows Server on which I have my Sharepoint BI dev environment Setup. It’s MY Dev Environment and I am NOT sharing it with other folks PLUS I do not anything sensitive on it, So I can afford disabling the password expiration policy.
I downloaded an Excel file (It had the PowerPivot Model) from Internet on my Windows Server Dev Machine. When I tried opening that file on my machine it got stuck in the “Opening in protected View” stage:
I was able to solve the issue and I would document how I did that in this blog-post:
1. Go to START > Open Excel
2. Go to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings
3. In the Trust Center. Go to Protected View
Here you can disable the Protected View based on your needs.
Since I wanted to open a file that originated from Internet, I disabled “Protected View for files originating from the Internet”.
Clicked on OK.
4. Now go to File > Open that FILE!
Once you are done, You can enable the protected view. Important!
So That’s about it for this post, I hope it was helpful!
1) it’s applicable for your Demo Machine only. Or your Dev Machine. The reason I am documenting it that I do not want to change the password of Windows Server on which I have my Sharepoint BI dev environment Setup. It’s MY Dev Environment and I am NOT sharing it with other folks PLUS I do not anything sensitive on it, So I can afford disabling the password expiration policy.
2) This Blog Post will Show you step by step procedure to disable the password expiration policy IF your server is NOT a Domain Controller. If it’s a domain controller then the steps are different.