VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’
Aug22

VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’

KB ID 0001583 Problem I don’t think, Ive ever run the VMware Standalone Converter, without at least one error message or popup complaining about something! Today I was trying to convert a clients old Windows Server 2003 document management server, when trying to deploy the agent this happened; Unable to connect to the network share ‘{Sever-name-or-IP} \ADMIN$’. Solution It’s a pretty descriptive error, can you...

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Manually ‘Installing’ Microsoft Integration Services Drivers
Jan31

Manually ‘Installing’ Microsoft Integration Services Drivers

KB ID 0001512 Problem If your OS is 2008R2 or newer then you wont need to do this as the drivers are already included. But what if you have a machine that you want to put the drivers in before you virtualise or migrate it. Well if you mount the ISO and run it this happens; Unsupported Guest Environment The Hyper-V integration services can only be installed inside of a virtual machine running Hyper-V Bah! You are not the boss of me! I...

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How to Tell if Windows is 32 or 64 bit
Nov17

How to Tell if Windows is 32 or 64 bit

KB ID 0000153 Problem If you want to know what version (x64 or x86) of Windows you are running, then this is the simplest way to find out. Solution Under accessories run system information; Under System Type: If it says x86 then it’s 32 bit. However if it says x64 then it’s 64 bit. Windows XP and Server 2003 1. Click Start > Run > sysdm.cpl {enter} > General Tab. Windows XP x32 (x86) and Windows XP x64 Windows...

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Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?
Nov17

Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?

KB ID 0000755 Problem There are many reasons why you might want to do this, someone has managed to change a user password and that person is not available, you might simply have forgotten it. Or you might have been given a machine, or bought one from ebay that has come without a password. Also there have been a few times when a user has looked me in the eye and said “I’m typing my password in, but it’s not...

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Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov08

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 files up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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Moving Certificate Services To Another Server
Oct08

Moving Certificate Services To Another Server

KB ID 0001473 Problem If you are retiring a CA Server, or there’s a problem with the server and you want to move Microsoft Certificate eServices to another server, the procedure is pretty straight forward. BE AWARE: We are moving the CA Server, NOT the server name/FQDN, the two things are NOT the same, (you might have called them the same thing!) But a Certificate Authority has a name of its own, and that what we are going to...

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