Hyper-V Creating a NAT Network and vSwitch
Jan15

Hyper-V Creating a NAT Network and vSwitch

KB ID 0001384 Problem I’m without access to all my test equipment at the moment, so when I needed to do some testing, I thought I’d use Hyper-V on my new work laptop. I needed to ‘knock up’ a quick vSwitch that would NAT my test machines, to my laptops connected NIC. Solution Open an administrative PowerShell window, and execute the following three commands.¬†Note:¬†You can change the values in RED to suit your...

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Hyper-V 2016 – Missing VM Hardware Versions?
Jan10

Hyper-V 2016 – Missing VM Hardware Versions?

KB ID 0001382 Problem I was helping a colleague with a Hyper-V upgrade this week, he asked if I would upgrade the hardware versions on the guest VM’s Get-VMHostSupportedVersionl However I could not get the cluster to accept a hardware version above version 5 (Server 2012 R2) Solution As it turns out the cluster had had all its nodes upgraded to 2016, but the cluster functional level was still at version 8 (Server 2012)...

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Remote Registry: No Location Found
Dec23

Remote Registry: No Location Found

KB ID 0001379 Problem When attempting to connect to a remote machines registry; Error The program cannot open the required dialog box because no locations can be found. Close this message and try again. Solution The ultimate cause of this problem is, that the machine you are on cannot see Active Directory, either because there are no domain controllers are online, or  its DNS settings are incorrect. Related Articles, References,...

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PowerShell: Prompt Has Changed To Two Greater Than Signs
Dec23

PowerShell: Prompt Has Changed To Two Greater Than Signs

KB ID 0001380 Problem What does this mean? Well it means you’ve either got something wrong, or missed something out, and PowerShell is not sat waiting for more input. Which is fine but in most cases you simply need to fix your syntax and sort again so how do you ‘escape’ back to the normal PowerShell prompt? Solution As you can see, (below) typing quit or exist does not help. You need to press CTRL+C. Related...

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Exchange Mailbox Moves: ‘FailedOther’ Stops at 95%
Dec05

Exchange Mailbox Moves: ‘FailedOther’ Stops at 95%

KB ID 0001376 Problem If you don’t see this happen at least once in a migration I would be surprised! StatusDetail: FailedOther PercentComplete: 95% ¬† Solution ¬†You can remove the move request and start it again, with both a BadItemLimit and AcceptLargeDataLoss flag, (these might seem scary, but I’ve migrated many thousands of mailboxes, and never seen a problem.) But the mailbox is massive and it had been moving for...

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PowerShell: Restart Fails ‘Other Users Logged On’
Dec03

PowerShell: Restart Fails ‘Other Users Logged On’

KB ID 0001374 Problem If you intend to shutdown, or restart a remote computer using PowerShell, you may see the following error message; PS C:\> Restart-Computer “Computer-name“ Restart-Computer : This command cannot be run on target computer(‚ÄėComputer-name‚Äô) due to following error: The system shutdown¬†cannot be initiated because there are other users logged on to the computer. At line:1 char:1 + REstart-Computer...

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