Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov13

Running Dropbox On Windows Server

KB ID 0001489 Problem If you are here, you have probably already found out that Dropbox is not supported on Windows Server platforms. You can install it and set it up happily but it stops working and needs to be relaunched all the time (manually). I love dropbox! So much I actually pay for it! I run it on my management server and its handy for copying file up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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OVA / OVF  Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’
Nov06

OVA / OVF Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’

KB ID 0001664 Problem I had this problem (on sphere 6.7) the other day when trying to deploy some OVA files on my test network. Solution Well as stated elsewhere I tried reconnecting to my vCenter using its FQDN, this didn’t solve the problem, using Flash or HTML5 didn’t cure the problem either. What did cure the problem was using a different browser! I switched from IE to Chrome and it worked fine. Update: I Also cured...

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Windows Server – Disable ‘Defender’
Oct28

Windows Server – Disable ‘Defender’

KB ID 0001710 Problem I got a call last night to help out a colleague, this involved using a ‘dubious’ piece of software that is very old, (I wont elaborate further). But to run it on a modern Windows Server is nearly impossible. The host detects the software as being infected (It may well be, but I’ve never suffered). So I need to keep the software in a password protected Zip file. And only extract it on a Virtual...

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Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell
Oct08

Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell

KB ID 0001707 Problem When attempting to open the Exchange Management shell you see the following; Welcome to the Exchange Management Shell! Full list of cmdlets: Get-Command Only Exchange cmdlets: Get-ExCommand Cmdlets that match a specific string: Help ** Get general help: Help Get help for a cmdlet: Help or -? Exchange team blog: Get-ExBlog Show full output for a command: | Format-List Show quick reference guide: QuickRef VERBOSE:...

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Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?
Oct06

Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?

KB ID 0001706 Problem Saw this asked in a forum today, and my response was; It never gets smaller, if you delete things out of it, it just creates more ‘whitespace’ within the database, unless you; a) Take it offline, and defragment it using eseutil. b) Move the mailboxes out of it, to another database and delete it. Which is true, but even Microsoft say you should not need to defragment a database! Before you do anything...

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Exchange 2019: How Many CALs/SALs Do You Need?
Sep28

Exchange 2019: How Many CALs/SALs Do You Need?

KB ID 0001703 Problem At his point I’m going to assume you know that there are Standard Exchange CALs/SALs, and Enterprise Exchange CALs/SALs. And you know the difference! If you’re unsure see my comments here.  With older versions of Exchange 2010/2007 etc. You could get this information from the GUI. Now you need to use some PowerShell. Solution The two commands you want to use are; Find Out How Many Exchange Standard...

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