Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)
Jul21

Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)

KB ID 0001331 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem There are couple of good posts out there on setting up Rancid (Really Awesome New Cisco Config Differ). Some even show you how to set it up with ViewVC (Formally ViewVCS, basically a nice web based GUI front end, that does version control and highlights differences). It does this using a system called CVS (Concurrent Version System, hence the original name.) Then I had to do some more searching to...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working
Jul18

CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working

KB ID 0001329 Dtd 18/07/17 Problem This has tripped me up a couple of times, and if you Google the problem, you find a load of posts saying ‘Just install VMware tools that will fix the problem’ It Wont! And I’ll tell you why, run ifconfig You will notice you have a network card, but you will also notice that it’s got a strange name ‘ens160’ not eth0 as you would normally expect? Anyway let’s...

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Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive
Jul17

Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive

KB ID 0001328 Dtd 17/07/17 Problem Microsoft have done a good job of embedding OneDrive into Windows 10. While Ive got nothing against OneDrive, for some admins the thought of users storing data out of their networks is quite worrying. So how do you ‘un-couple’ OneDrive from Windows 10? Solutions Option 1: Remove OneDrive ‘Quick and Dirty’ Open ‘Regedit’ and navigate to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID...

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Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?
Jul13

Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?

KB ID 0001327 Dtd 13/07/17 Problem I had a problem recently during an Exchange 2007 to 2013 migration, (client can’t support 2016 yet!) Where the mailbox migrations were taking ages.  Solution 1. Disable Microsoft Replication Service Throttling On the ‘Target’ server > Open ‘regedit’ > Navigate to; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSExchange ResourceHealth Locate the MRS...

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Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record
Jul12

Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record

KB ID 0001184 Dtd 12/07/17 Problem Ages ago I wrote the following article; Outlook Error “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.” You used to see this error a lot if your internal, and external domain names were different, and the ‘public’ domain name was on the certificate, in those cases I’d also setup split DNS like so; Windows – Setting Up Split DNS But you can...

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