Cluster: Not Reachable On UDP Port 3433
Nov19

Cluster: Not Reachable On UDP Port 3433

KB ID 0001621 Problem Seen on a Microsoft Hyper-V failover cluster (Server 2019); Network Interfaces {Node-Name} {Interface-Name} and {Node-Name} {Interface-Name} are on the same cluster network, yet address {IP-Address} is not reachable from {IP-Address} using UDP port 3433 Solution I’ve seen this error before, and usually you just need to disable the firewall or open UDP port 3433 and then re-validate the cluster (job done)....

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Office 365 Retention Policies
Nov18

Office 365 Retention Policies

KB ID 0001620 Problem Most things in Office 365 operate on a 30 day retention principle, but what if you are governed by restrictions that require you to retain your data for 5 years or 7 years in some cases? We have had Retention policies in Exchange for years, and I knew you could create a policy in exchange online, but what about OneDrive or SharePoint data? Well with O365 you can specify a ‘top level’ retention policy...

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Exchange Event ID 1012 & 1013
Nov18

Exchange Event ID 1012 & 1013

KB ID 0001619 Problem Seen on Exchange 2013/2016 Event ID 1012 Log Name: Application Source:  MSExchangeDiagnostics Event ID: 1012 Task Category: General Level: Error Keywords: Classic User:  N/A Description: Data loss occurred in RetentionAgent: RetentionAgent: Data loss occurred. The size of this folder E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Logging\Diagnostics\DailyPerformanceLogs has reached the max size allowed –...

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Outlook: Import and Export Data (.pst)
Nov17

Outlook: Import and Export Data (.pst)

Backup and restore from .pst file KB ID 0000154 Problem You want to import your mail from an older version of Outlook  into your new Outlook mailbox, or you simply want to backup your mail. Solution Thankfully the process is the same for modern Outlook as it was for previous versions of Outlook. 1. In Outlook > Select the “File” Tab > Open > Open & Export > Import/Export Note: On older versions of Outlook...

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VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions
Nov15

VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions

KB ID 0001618 Problem If you want to either audit, or simply get a quick list of which of your VMs are running which versions of VMware Tools, here are a few options. Show VMware Tools Versions With PowerCLI Use the following Syntax Get-VM | Select-Object -Property Name,@{Name=’ToolsVersion’;Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersion}} Like so; Show VMware Tools Versions With VI Client Using HTML Client To Show VMware Tools...

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NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS
Nov13

NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

KB ID 0001617 Problem Rather by accident I discovered this was not working on the site. I know it used to work, but when the old certificate expired last year I was on holiday in The States, and had a panic trying to disable https, (to keep the site up until I got back and bought a new cert). So I’m guessing its been broken since then. Solution I spent about two days looking at forums about how to do this, and every time I...

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