Can I Upgrade Veeam 10 to Veeam 11?
Jul19

Can I Upgrade Veeam 10 to Veeam 11?

KB ID 0001758 Problem People are always ‘a bit twitchy’ about upgrading their backup software. Mines on my test network so I’m a little more cavalier about diving in and clicking next. So when you want to Upgrade Veeam 10 to Veeam 11, peoples main concerns are; Will I lose my backup / replication jobs? Will I need to rescan backup repositories? Remember Veeam keeps all its data in a database, so your configs should...

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Can you Backup the Free Version of ESX 7?
Jul19

Can you Backup the Free Version of ESX 7?

KB ID 0001757 Problem ‘Backup the Free Version of ESX?’ This was asked on Experts Exchange this week, I responded with the usual answer of “No the VAPI is not exposed in the free version, so it cannot be backed up by a third party backup  application.” The poster responded with, “That’s what I thought, but I’ve got a Technical Consultant here who says it can be done with version 7” This...

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Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error
Jul15

Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error

KB ID 0001756 Problem This infuriatingly happens to me a lot! Every time the fix is the same, (but is a little impractical). Essentially you attempt to log in to ECP (Exchange Admin Center), you a prompted for your credentials, then you just get a ‘500 Error”.     The website cannot display the page   HTTP 500  Most likely causes: •The website is under maintenance. •The website has a programming error. What you can try:  ...

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A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending
Jul09

A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending

KB ID 0001755 Problem You may see the “A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending” error when either attempting to install Microsoft Exchange or apply a cumulative update, (which is basically a reinstall anyway!) You may also see this if you are only installing the management tools. At command line; A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and then rerun Setup. Or if you are running...

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macOS: Microsoft Outlook Search Broken
Jul05

macOS: Microsoft Outlook Search Broken

KB ID 0001754 Problem I’ve had to contend with Outlook Search Broken on Windows clients many times, but not being able to search my ‘sent’ and ‘deleted’ items has a detrimental effect on my productivity.  Outlook Search Broken Fix This can happen if the folder/drive that your Outlook profile is in is Blocked/Prevented access by ‘Spotlight’ but in my case that wasn’t the problem. Close...

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Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations
Jul01

Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations

KB ID 0001753 Problem This is a horrible subject to find any decent information on. Microsoft are typically ‘vague’ and most people are stuck with using trial and error, or massively overestimating hardware to be on the safe side. I get asked this occasionally and, just like Microsoft, it’s a question I don’t like to answer! People are reticent to tell you that you need ‘x’ amount of CPU and...

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