Windows 10 & Windows Server Update Error 0x800705b4
Jun18

Windows 10 & Windows Server Update Error 0x800705b4

KB ID 0001569 Problem I can’t remember Windows being so diabolically bad at simply updating? I built a new 2016 server, simply to create a VM template, and it would not update; There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep. seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information this may help: (0x800705b4) Solution Well that’s a very polite but useless error!...

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Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List
May30

Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List

KB ID 0001564 Problem I saw this on EE this evening, so I thought I’d work it out, what if your Global Address List is full of external ‘contacts’, and you want to remove/hide them? Solution First take a look at them, to see you’re not about to cause any damage! Get-MailContact | Where-Object {$_.HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled -eq $false} If you are happy, to remove/hide them from the GAL, simply do the...

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vSphere: Presenting Physical Disks to a VM
May30

vSphere: Presenting Physical Disks to a VM

KB ID 0001563 Problem I’m doing some work presenting StarWind vSAN into VMware ESX. Because we also want ‘disk tiering’ it has to be ran from Microsoft Windows with Storage Spaces*. To do that I needed to present the physical disks in the ESX hosts, (HP DL380 Gen 10s) to the Windows Virtual Machines that StarWind will be running on. *Note: At present, ‘tiering’ cannot be done from the StarWind Linux...

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The Storage Pool Does Not Have Sufficient Eligible Resources
May30

The Storage Pool Does Not Have Sufficient Eligible Resources

KB ID 0001562 Problem When attempting to  create a vDisk in Tiered Windows Storage Spaces you see this; Failed to create virtual disk – Not Supported Extended Information: The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk. Recommended Actions: -Choose a combination of FaultDomainAwareness and NumberOfDataCopies (or PhysicalDiskRedundancy) supported by the storage pool....

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Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’
May30

Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’

KB ID 0001561 Problem I’ve not actually seen this myself, but it was asked on a forum, and I managed to replicate it on the bench. When working on a user or mailbox in Exchange  you may see the following error; Error Can’t find the organisational unit that you specified, Make sure that you have typed the OU’s identity correctly Solution This happens because you have a ‘Slash’ ‘/’in the...

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Windows Disks ‘CanPool’ set False?
May29

Windows Disks ‘CanPool’ set False?

KB ID 0001560 Problem While attempting to create some Storage Spaces in Server 2016 today, I presented a bunch of ‘new’ disks and some of them were flagged CanPool as false? CanPool simply means the disk it available to be added to a storage pool, Id just removed all the arrays from these drives so I was confused? Solution Just because we’re on Powershell does not mean I can’t go old school! Launch Diskpart and...

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