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There was an error during move operation when moving a VM into a Cluster

8:36 pm on March 26, 2015

Moving machines around my network is often challenging, but hey – that's why we do this right? Smile

I’ve recently rebuilt my cluster, and it’s now entire...
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SCVMM 2012 R2 and moving machines to an SMB3 share fails

8:00 am on March 26, 2015

I’m doing some work with my home cluster at the moment, and moving machines back onto it after I rebuilt it to use SMB3 only.  When I attempt to move the VMs using SCVMM 2012 R2, I get the message “The specified path is not a valid folder path…”

This only happens if I check the option to “Make this VM Highly Available”.  If I leave that option disabled, then it wor...
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HP Stream 7 power button does not sleep

12:52 pm on March 17, 2015

I’ve got a HP Stream 7 that I’m using for a few things around the place. Nice little unit all up although could do with more RAM.

Recently I noticed that for some reason, when I hit the power button, I was expecting it to go into sleep mode, but instead it presented me with a shutdown screen instead.  I figured that something had gone amiss with the power settings, so I checked...
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Logon to Remote Desktop or Terminal Server is broken

6:46 pm on March 12, 2015

I’ve seen this twice myself in the last few weeks, and today had another reseller contact me with the same exact symptoms.  The first one happened mid February for a client of ours and occurred right after applying the February patches from Microsoft.  At first I was suspecting that an MS patch had caused it, but now I’m not so sure.  The issue is simple, users cannot logon t...
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Interactive Services Detection – no it’s not a virus

11:00 pm on February 6, 2015

I was onsite today with a client.  While I was doing some work on a number of unrelated things, their helpdesk team leader came to me with an urgent issue.  Apparently a large number of users had suddenly gotten this window pop up on their screens from the Interactive Service Detection.  Initial user response was to panic of course, and the helpdesk team leader was understandably...
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MVP Award again for me – I’m Excited Again!

8:46 pm on October 8, 2014

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Windows 10 Announced today

8:46 am on October 1, 2014

Most people have called it Windows 9, believing it to be the next version of Windows.  Today Microsoft announced in typical fashion, that they would not stick to standards and would infact jump 9 to go straight to Windows 10.  Tadaaaa……

Honestly – I’m not surprised they decided to call it something different.  What I am surprised about is that they didn’t call i...
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How to fix a VERY large Windows.edb file.

12:47 pm on September 5, 2014

I noticed my disk space is getting pretty low on my laptop.  I used Treesize to determine that one of the biggest files was my Windows.edb file at 15.5GB in size.

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Exchange 2013 SP3 UR6 – Problems installing?

6:00 pm on August 18, 2014

Building a new server today for a client, and as part of patching we manually installed Exchange 2013 Service Pack 3, and then of course the latest update rollup – which happens to be UR6.  UR6 came out in May this year, so it’s not all that new. The Exchange 2013 SP3 went on without a problem – right click, run as Administrator and it was away.  It took maybe 30 minutes or so, not real...
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PowerShell commands for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

6:00 pm on July 15, 2014

Did you know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has a stack of PowerShell commands designed just for it?  This means it becomes very easy to build scripts to help you deploy your WS2012R2 Essential servers even faster.

The commands will allow you to do a host of tasks including

  • Managing Office 365 User accounts
  • Managing Hosted Email Accounts
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