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System Administrator

Hyper-V VMs cannot find the path after storage migration

VMs cannot find the path specified I encountered an interesting issue today after completing a VM storage migration of approximately one hundred Hyper-V VMs.  Most of them began reporting: VMs cannot find the path All one hundred Hyper-V VMs were […]

DPM Install Error - Report Configuration Failed ID: 812
System Administrator

DPM Install Error Report Configuration ID: 812

Resolving DPM Install Error – Report Configuration Failed During a recent attempt to do some testing in the lab with DPM I encountered the following error during the DPM install: Report Configuration Failed. Verify that SQL Server Reporting Services is […]

Sysprep error log - sysprepOrder error
System Administrator

2012 Server sysprep fails

2012 Server sysprep fails during MDT capture sequence I recently experienced an issue while updating my 2012 server image on my MDT deployment share.  The newly updated 2012 Server sysprep fails during the sysprep capture process.  The MDT task sequence […]

Supermicro IPMICFG password reset example - syntax
Hardware

Reset a Supermicro IPMICFG password

How to reset a Supermicro IPMICFG password from inside Windows You may encounter a situation where you need to reset the admin password associated with your Supermicro IPMI interface. In my circumstance I had just picked up a 6028TR-HTFR off […]

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System Administrator

New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists, Location cannot be specified

Resolved: New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists The New-AzureQuickVM cmdlet is a quick and easy way to create and provision a new Azure virtual machine. You may have a script setup to provision new Azure VM’s like the one below: The first […]

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System Administrator

Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied

Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied You can quickly and easily download .RDP connection files for VMs in Azure via powershell using the Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile cmdlet. While using this cmdlet you may encounter an Access to the path is denied […]

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Development

VB.NET detect laptop or desktop

Using VB.NET detect laptop or desktop You may run into a situation where you want to check the machine type and determine if your application is running on a desktop or laptop. This article will discuss how to use VB.NET […]

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Development

VB.NET get list of local administrators

Using VB.NET get list of local administrators This post will cover how to use VB.net to get a list of local administrators from a device. If you’re like me, you’ve already searched around and discovered that getting a list of […]

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Hardware
List of required files necessary to remotely install windows updates
System Administrator

Remotely Install Windows Updates – A How To Guide

Trying to remotely install windows updates can prove to be a real challenge. WSUS is a great tool for deploying MS updates throughout your environment, but the default GPO settings for WSUS only permits downloading of the updates to the […]