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Error Changing Drive Letter

When changing the drive letter in Disk Manager you may receive an error that says, “The parameter is incorrect”.

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This can happen is the pagefile is on that drive. Move the pagefile to a different drive, reboot, then try again.

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Exchange is So Sensitive

After demoting a Domain Controller you get an error every 5 minutes on your Exchange Server that says, “SACL Watcher servicelet found that the SeSecurityPrivilege privilege is removed from account SID.”

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Restart the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service (MSExchangeADTopology). Keep in mind this will also restart several other services that are disruptive to users so try to do this after hours.

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As a side note to find which object the SID belongs to run LDP.exe & use the SID Lookup tool.

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Windows Update Error Code 80070308

November 5, 2014 31 comments

Warning: This post deals with editing the registry. If you don’t know what that is stop right here & ask someone else to help you. Using the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Use the registry at your own risk.

Description – When running Windows Update you receive an error that says, “Code 80070308”

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Rebooting does not resolve the issue. Stopping the Windows Update service & deleting everything in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution does not resolve the issue.

Solution – Open Regedit & browse to HKLM\COMPONENTS. Delete the PendingRequired value name.

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Click Yes when prompted then close Regedit.

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Now run Windows Update again.

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Now go get a beer & celebrate!

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Error Deactivating DHCP Scope

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment

On Windows Server 2008 R2 when using netsh to deactivate a DHCP scope you get an error that says, “The command needs a valid Scope IP Address”.

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Try again using an elevated PowerShell prompt.

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Installation hangs on “Windows Installer Coordinator”

September 25, 2014 16 comments

When installing IBM i Access for Windows on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services host it may hang on a dialog box that says, “Windows Installer Coordinator. Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use”.

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It’s weird that I’ve been using Windows Server 2008 R2 for so long & never ran into this issue.

Anyway, to resolve the issue open gpedit.msc (or create a GPO, whatever you prefer) . Browse to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Application Compatibility. Set Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility to Enabled. Now run the installer again.

Ref – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2655192

DBAN Error

When booting a Dell OptiPlex 760 to Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) you receive a few messages/errors that say:

  • BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-June-25, 0 devices found
  • EDD information not available.
  • Warning: unable to open an initial console.

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Solution – Upgrade the BIOS to A15 then try again.

 

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Zero objects in vCenter

After rebooting the vCenter server & logging into the vSphere Web Client I noticed that all objects in the Inventory List had a quantity of 0.

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A quick glance at the services showed that the VMware VirtualCenter Server, VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices, & a few others were stopped. When starting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service I received an error that said, “Windows could not start the VMward VirtualCenter Server on ServerName.”

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In the Application log there is an Event ID 1000 that says, “The description for Event ID 1000 from source VMware VirtualCenter Server cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event. The following information was included with the event: Failed to initialize VMware Virtual Center. Shutting down… the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string message table.”

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There is also a corresponding Event ID 7024 in the System log that says, “The VMware Virtual Server service terminated with service-specific error The system cannot find the file specified.”

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Browse to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs & open the newest vpxd-XX.txt file. Near the end of the file you find some entries similar to:

 

2014-03-07T19:23:54.477-06:00 [01784 warning ‘Default’] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3

2014-03-07T19:23:54.478-06:00 [01784 error ‘[SSO][SsoFactory_CreateFacade]’] Unable to create SSO facade: Invalid response code: 404 Not Found.

2014-03-07T19:23:54.478-06:00 [01784 error ‘vpxdvpxdMain’] [Vpxd::ServerApp::Init] Init failed: Vpx::Common::Sso::SsoFactory_CreateFacade(sslContext, ssoFacadeConstPtr)

 

Restart the VMware Identity Management Service. Then start the VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service, VMware VirtualCenter Server, & VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices services.

 

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Error Upgrading vCOps from 5.8.0 to 5.8.1

March 17, 2014 1 comment

Description – When upgrading vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps) from 5.8.0 to 5.8.1 you get an error as the PAK file is being uploaded just before the EULA screen should appear.

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The error in red is long as can be. Here is just a snippet of the first few lines.

Update bundle ‘vcops-update.zip<script id=”lpjs_csid” defer=”” type=”text/javascript”>var do_experimental_popupfill=!0,MAGIC=”__lpform_”,MAGICIFRAME=”lpformframe”,verbose=!1,g_isie=!0,g_fillaid=null,g_port=!1,g_docnum=0,g_isloggedin=!1,lploggedin=!1,g_weasel_id=null,g_weaseled=!1;function sendBG(a){console_log(“IE skipped sendBG : “+a.cmd)}

If you go back & try again you will notice that the path says C:\fakepath\VMware-vcops-5.8.1-1637685.pak regardless of the path to the file. In my case the PAK file is in C:\Temp.

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Cause – Incompatibility with Internet Explorer 11.

Workaround – Use Firefox to upgrade vCOps. Now when you try the update it just says VMware-vcops-5.8.1-1637685.pak. But this time after clicking Update the update proceeds as normal.

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C:\fakepath sounds a little fishy. Now surely VMware didn’t do that on purpose.

 

 

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Error Activating KMS Server

December 19, 2013 Leave a comment

When activating a KMS server you receive an error that says, “Error: 0x80072EFD”

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This will happen when the server does not have Internet access. Temporarily allow the server to have Internet access then try again. You should get a message that says, “Product activated successfully.”

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Message Store Error in Outlook

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

When a user tries to save an appointment on a shared calendar in Outlook she receives an error that said, “The message store has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this message store, select some items that you no longer need, permanently (shift + del) delete them.” Capture

This can happen if a Storage Quotas value has been set for Prohibit send and receive in Exchange.

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To resolve the issue you can either remove items from mailbox that are no longer needed or increase the storage limit. However if you increase the storage limit it can take up to 2 hours for the setting to take effect. See this link for more details. A quick workaround (quick being relative to the size of the mailbox in question) is to move the mailbox to another database. Once the mailbox has been moved the updated storage quota setting will take effect.

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