Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’
Aug17

Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’

KB ID 0001581 Problem I was doing a migration from Exchange 2007 (on prem) to Exchange 2013 (on prem), this week. I had a number of mailboxes that were ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’. Solution Nice easy fix, on the Source and Destination Exchange severs, restart the ‘Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service’. Wont this break my Mailboxes! No, it will interrupt the migration process, (which is already stalled)....

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Virtualising Hyper-V ‘Validation Fails’
Aug13

Virtualising Hyper-V ‘Validation Fails’

KB ID 0001580 Problem Normally if you saw this error, it would mean that you didn’t have the advanced virtual extensions turned on, in the physical machine’s BIOS. But here I’m installing on Hyper-V in a vSphere/ESX environment; Validation Results The validation process found problems on the server which you want to install features. The selected features are not compatible with the current configuration of your...

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DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’
Aug13

DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’

KB ID 0001579 Problem Error seen when attempting to add a new domain controller to an existing domain; Verification of replica failed. The specified domain {Domain-Name} is still using the File Replication Service (FRS) to replicate the SYSVOL share. FRS is depreciated. The server being promoted does not support FRS and cannot be promoted as a replica into the specified domain. You MUST migrate the specified domain to use DFS...

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vSphere: Migrating vSwitch PortGroups and VLANS
Jul30

vSphere: Migrating vSwitch PortGroups and VLANS

KB ID 0001578 Problem Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing some work for a client that involves me adding some new ESX hosts. These will be setup the same as their existing ESX hosts. That’s fine, but they use standard vSwitches and have A LOT of port groups and VLANs. I could sit and create them all manually, and tag them onto the the correct VLANs, but something that’s boring and repetitive is better solved with...

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Veeam: ‘Failed to open disk for read’
Jul29

Veeam: ‘Failed to open disk for read’

KB ID 0001577 Problem EVERY VMware Job in Veeam failed with the following error, (for every Guest VM); Processing SERVER-NAME Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DATASTORE-NAME] SERVER-NAME/SERVER-NAME.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] ) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [ESXi-SERVER-NAME.DOMAIN-NAME.COM];Port: 443;Login: [administrator@.vsphere.local];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-231];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-288575];Transports:...

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VMware: Upgrade Errors
Jul29

VMware: Upgrade Errors

KB ID 0001576 Problem This weekend I had to upgrade some servers from VMware 5.5 to version 6U3, (that’s the latest supported version, on the hardware I was using: HP BL460c). As the VC was at version 6.5 I couldn’t use the built in update manager, so I had to use the ‘offline bundle’ method.  TWO THINGS then jumped up and bit me; Problem 1 [DependencyError] File path of ‘etc/init.d/hp-mst.init’ is...

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