vmware_view_pilot-5132020[1]Recently spun up a new Windows 7 virtual machine on an ESX cluster. After installing VMware Tools and rebooting the machine , the NIC card would stay unconnected. You would tick the connected box , restart the machine and the Tick would untick.

The default port limit on a vSwitch if you don’t use VLAN’s to segment traffic is 120. So when you hit this limit the above happens. I increased the port limit on each host to double. The VSphere client says you need to reboot the host to apply this , but I just vMotioned the machines from one to another which seemed to fix the problem.

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Opening OWA produced the following error : A mailbox couldn’t be found for Domain\User. If the problem continues, contact your helpdesk.

Opening Outlook produced  Outlook cannot open the file because it is not associated with the default

Even though the user was in the GAL , Sending a user an email produced the following bounce back:

#554-5.2.1 mailbox disabled 554 5.2.1 STOREDRV.Deliver.Exception:AccountDisabledException.MapiExceptionMailboxDisabled;

Run this after Disabling a Mailbox ( it’s a nightly job otherwise ) 


Get-MailboxDatabase | Clean-MailboxDatabase

 

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imageServletA MSL2024  came up with the following error on the screen. It sounded like a tape had fallen out on the track. You  will need to take the device apart to remove the tape 

1)

Releasing the magazines manually: If you cannot remove the magazines via the OCP or RMI, do the following: 1. Unplug the power cord from the device. 2. From the back of the autoloader, find the access holes for the right and left magazines.

 

Manual magazine release holes
Manual magazine release holes

2) Unscreen the 2 screws on the top and 3 bottom of the front of the unit which should let you remove the screen and get access to the gang way to remove the tape

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0114331

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316NYS8Bn9L[1]USB Compatibility can be found here http://docs.fortinet.com/uploaded/files/2440/fortigate-modem-compatibility-matrix.pdf

A fortinet device does not recognise a Sierra Wireless 320U IMEI , you will need the following config

config system lte-modem
    set status enable
 
    set apn “Telstra.internet”
 
 
config system modem
    set status enable
    set auto-dial enable
    set connect-timeout 30
    set wireless-port 4
    set phone1 "*99#"
    set extra-init1 "at+cgdcont=1,\"IP\",\"telstra.internet\""
    set extra-init2 "at+cgdcont=1,\"IP\",\"telstra.internet\""
    set altmode disable
end
config system 3g-modem custom
    edit 1
        set vendor "Sierra Wireless"
        set model "320U"
        set vendor-id 1199
        set product-id 68aa
    next

 

Enable 4G/LTE:

#config system global
#set usb-lte enable
#end

Troubleshooting:

#diagnose sys modem detect wireless
#diagnose sys modem external-modem

 

Create a Policy allowing outbound through the Modem

Change the static route to 0.0.0.0 via Modem

Make sure DNS is set on DHCP

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OneDriveForBiz2After installing One Drive for Business 2016 and trying to Sync a Library the following error was brought up :

The server you are trying to access is using an authentication protocol not supported by this version of Office

Fix

Close Microsoft OneDrive for Busuiness ( Kill Groove.exe ) 

Close Microsoft Offline Cache Process 

Delete

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\Spw

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache

Open Word and Click File , Account , Sign Out and Back In

Open One Drive for Business ( search for it ) 

Open the one drive folder via the web browser and click sync

**If this does not work, try opening the Sharepoint for 365 Library inside of word ( File , Open , Add Library ) 

Add the library with your login details , then try clicking on the sync button again

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OneDriveForBiz2Just had a customer install office 2016 Home which wiped the 2013 installation of One drive for Business

Turns out this is a bug where both Office 365 (2016) and One Drive for Business 2013 cannot coexisting on the same computer

Work around : Install Office 365 ( 2016 ) for Home , then after download and run the easy fix located on this site.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3098502

It has to re-package the office installer and re download Office for Business 2016 so it can take 30 minutes depending on the installer.

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Windows 10Recently we had a problem where network shares were dropping in and out on some windows 10 machines. We used pings to make sure network connectivity was not to blame which it wasn’t ( no pings dropped ) some people online where complaining about having to roll back drivers for network cards to older versions

I have seen this on Vista before , so we forced it to use a lower version of Samba : 

To access said setting go to the control panel in Windows 10 (or 7), in Category view click on the text “System and Security”, then click on the text “Administrative Tools”.

Now double click and open “Local Security Policy”.

In the Local Security Policy screen on the left navigation tree, expand the “Local Policies –> Security Options” then about 2/3rd’s the way down the list you’ll see a Policy called “Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level”. Double click and change the setting to be “Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.”

Then just press OK and close all of the open windows and then try again

 

n the case of Windows 10 Home, Local Security Policy does not exist; therefore make the change in the registry (use regedit).
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\control\LSA
Add:
LMCompatibilityLevel
Value Type: REG_DWORD – Number (32 bit, hexadecimal)
Valid Range 0-5
Default: 0, Set to 1 (Use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated)
Description: This parameter specifies the type of authentication to be used.

 

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thesecuritydatabaseontheserverdoesnothaveacomputeraccountWhen tying to log into a machine on another domain which has a link with a One Way Active Directory domain trust the follow error was displayed on login : 

“The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”

Checking the Incoming and Outgoing link properties on Active Directory proved there was an incoming however the outgoing was not present. I had to delete the incoming trust , save the password , then recreate the outgoing trust on the returning domain. The returning domain also did not have a conditional forwarder setup for the other domain , which needs to be added in DNS and point to a Active Directory server at the other end ( that must be routable ) 

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Bootcamp_selectOSIt seems after certain windows update the following happens : 

Windows 8.1 PC Can’t Boot, Error Code 0xc000000d 

The Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc000000d
 
Boot up into repair mode and open command prompt 
  1. C:
  2. bootrec /rebuildbcd
  3. A (When prompted for options to add to boot list)
  4. Exit (to close the command prompt)
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