PowerCLI: Get Snapshot Information
Jul03

PowerCLI: Get Snapshot Information

Get Snapshot Information KB ID 0001829 Problem The question was asked on Experts Exchange today. Are there any scripts or reports that would give me information on VMware VM’s with snapshots? was pretty sure this was a straight forward one, so I jumped on the test network. Solution: Get Snapshot Information Connect to your vCenter and use the following commands. Connect-viserver vCenter-Name THEN AUTHENTICATE Get-VM |...

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Disable NTLM
Jul02

Disable NTLM

Disable NTLM KB ID 0001880 Problem NTLM (NT LAN Manager) is a suite of Microsoft security protocols intended to provide authentication, integrity, and confidentiality to users in a network. It is an older protocol that has been largely replaced by Kerberos, (since Server 2008 and windows Vista!) In modern Windows environments due to its enhanced security features. NTLM is a challenge-response authentication protocol used to...

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Windows Server Evaluation Extending & Converting
Jul01

Windows Server Evaluation Extending & Converting

Server Evaluation Extending & Converting KB ID 0001879 Problem If you download and install Windows Server evaluation, you get 180 days grace to upgrade it to a full licensed version. Now the internet is awash with articles telling you how you can extend that – In fact you can extend it by 180 days a further SIX TIMES. But what they fail to tell you, is this only works if you DONT LET IT EXPIRE. Once you’ve breached the 180...

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Windows Connect to NFS Share
Jun17

Windows Connect to NFS Share

Windows Connect to NFS Share KB ID 0001861 Problem I have an old Buffalo NAS box I use on my test network, its shared between some Windows servers and is also used by my vSphere ESX deployment as a datastore. I replaced my main admin server which had a drive mapped to the device and ‘forget’ how I’d mapped the drive originally, so it took me a while to work it out again. Windows Connect to NFS Share: Solution The...

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Windows 11 Unsupported CPU
Jun17

Windows 11 Unsupported CPU

Unsupported CPU KB ID 0001878 Problem I needed to upgrade a Windows 11 VM from 21H2 to 23H2, as is recommended I installed the PC Health Check, I was surprised to see this error. The processor isn’t currently supported for Windows 11. More about supported CPUs Processor Intel Xeon CPU E5-2650 v3 @ 2.4GHz I say surprised, because although this was a VMware virtual machine it was ultimately on a HPE DL360 Gen 9 – which is...

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