Convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs
Jan24

Convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs

KB ID 0001509 Problem OK, I love VMware, vSphere has put food on my table for the past 10 years! But the fact remains plenty of people are now using Hyper-V. Recently I’ve been looking at migrating VMs from VMware into Azure, and while looking at the MVMC (Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter), to do the task, I thought I’d run thought the Hyper-V conversion route first. MVMC has actually been depreciated now, but you can...

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Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016
Jan21

Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016

KB ID 0001506 Problem .Net2, man thats old! Well I was setting up PowerCLI for VMware today and was faced with this; .Net Framework 2.0 is not installed on this machine. Please download and install .Net Framework 2.0 before installing VMware PowerCLI. Solution Pop in the Server 2016 DVD, (or present the ISO if it’s a VM.) Then execute the following commands, (Note: It’s installed with .Net 3); dism /online /enable-feature...

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KMS Error 0xC004F056
Jan11

KMS Error 0xC004F056

KB ID 0001502 Problem While checking the KMS licence status of a newly deployed 2016 Datacenter server. I got this; Licence Status: Notification Notification Reason:0xC004F056 Solution While I’m not a fan of any errors, this ones harmless, in fact it’s telling us to perform an activation (slmgr /ato). So let’s do that. Then re-check. Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links...

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Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’
Dec12

Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’

KB ID 0001494 Problem I had this problem after a VMware host upgrade last night, this domain controller would not boot, I tried ‘Last Known Good Configuration’, I tried ‘Safe Mode’ it would not boot. More out of desperation than procedure, I tried to boot to ‘Directory Services Restore Mode’ and it booted up (hooray!) I tried all the client’s usual passwords, and could not log in, I messaged...

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Getting a Servers Serial Number (Remotely)
Dec09

Getting a Servers Serial Number (Remotely)

KB ID 0001493 Problem If you have an iLO/iDRAC/EMM, then logging into these will give you the servers serial number, but what if they are not setup/connected, or you don’t know username or password? Then you can use WMI to discover the serial number. Solution From PowerShell; Get-Ciminstance -classname win32_bios -computername {Server-Name} | format-list serialnumber   Or if you have RDP/Console access , then from an...

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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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