Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist
Nov23

Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist

KB ID 0001622 Problem Seen when attempting to ‘Activate’ a Window machine; Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist Solution The reason for this error is the Windows machine has looked for a KMS (Key Management Server) in its local DNS, and not found one. This is because (out of the box) it has a Windows KMS licence code installed. Now if you have a KMS server you need to work out why you cant see it, I’ve covered...

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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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Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX
Nov17

Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX

KB ID 0000319 Problem You have a Windows 2019/2016, 2012, or 2008 server with plenty of storage space, and you would like to present that to an ESX/ESXi server as a datastore. You can configure a folder (or drive) as an NFS share and present it to VMware vSphere, so that it can be used as a datastore. Note: For Server 2008 and vSphere 4/5 Scroll down. Create NFS Shares on Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 Essentially you need to add...

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Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’
Nov06

Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’

KB ID 0001615 Problem On a Domain Controller you will get Group Policy Management, (by default) listed under administrative tools. But if you have a ‘Management Server’ of a ‘Jump Box’, that you want to install the tool onto, (without making it a domain controller!) Then do the following; Option 1: Install GPMC with Powershell This is the quickest and simplest option! Open a PowerShell Windows and execute the...

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Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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Network Profile Switches from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’
Nov05

Network Profile Switches from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’

KB ID 0001613 Problem This popped up in the forums last night, if you have a Workgroup*, (non domain joined) machine, the profile of the network card keeps switching from Private to Public. *Note: A domain joined machine, automatically will set it’s network profile to ‘Domain’. Option 1: Set the Network Profile using Local Group Policy Hit Windows Ker + R to open Run prompt, and type gpedit.msc Navigate to Computer...

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