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Made sure I could ping the machine

  1. Windows Firewall was off
  2. Ran through these checks –
  3. Ran this on the converter machine : WMIC /node:”″ /user:”localmachine\usernane” /password:”password” computersystem get totalphysicalmemory

    Description = Access is denied.
  4. Started Service WinRM
  5. Ran winrm quickconfig as administrator and press Y to “Configure LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to greant administrative rights remotely to local users.”
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Recently we started getting errors for our Vcenter address which was a subdomain of our main domain which had a proper certificate for the website. Chrome picked this up and then uses HSTS to make sure all subdomains have a valid cert ( Without an easy option to Bypass ) 

However to bypass just type either word below when presented with the error

thisisunsafe” or “badidea

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Recently installing iManage Desksite , and upon loading the Applicaiton a .net error displayed with 


Reinstalling the App didn’t help , in the end , I had to change the data format of windows to dd/mm/yyyy for it to work!

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Following on from this great article

The Powershell Script History and logs are stored in the following registry location


You will need to navigate to a subtree in their GUID

How do I get the GUID for my Intune Script?

Diagnosing Failures

A result was coming Failed with the below

��$ : The term '��$' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. 
Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Intune Management
Extension\Policies\Scripts\ee7f18e5-b666-4c11-be72-9d5490a49e23_a39275a0-659c-45a9-9f1a-d312ae484eda.ps1:1 char:1
+ ��$

On running the scripts get copied here briefly then run and deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Intune Management Extension\Policies\Scripts

You have to be fast but you can copy the .ps1 file to e.g. C:\Temp and check what the machine was getting , to resolve this issue I had to recopy the file into Powershell ISE and resave and upload.


How to Run the Scripts Manually

Change DownloadCountand ErrorCode to 0 and set Result and ResultDetails to nothing (empty string). After this we just restart the Microsoft Intune Management Extension Service (IntuneManagementExtension) and the script will rerun again on this device


Log Directory


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Recently I tried to stop a VPG in Zerto after some DR testing, however, the Stop failed and the errors showing where : 

Forcibly delete VPG in Error State : Undo Log Isn’t Empty can’t start new transaction

After lodging a call with Zerto Support, we had to forcibly remove the VPG Via Powershell and Re-Add it back

**Before you do this I recommend you log down all the VM’s in the VPG and the Temp Data Drives

You will need to download and install the Zerto Powershell Tools : Zerto.PS.Commands.Installer for your version

After this is run you need to Open the Zerto Powershell and run 


Enter the VPG Name without Quotes

Enter the IP of the Zerto Server and username and password ( admin / password ) 

Once removed you can use the Zerto Virtual Replication Diagnostic Tool to import the VPG from the old setting file :

Then navigate to : 

C:\Program Files\Zerto\Zerto Virtual Replication\ExportedSettings

Find the latest backup and try and re-import the VPG

If this fails for whatever reason you will need to use the GUI at the customer side to recreate manually hence Note to backup VM names and Temp Data Drivers

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Installing N-able on a windows machine is as simple as running an MSI with the customer ID and creates an activation key for you 

On a Mac you would think this would be the same however not! 

  1. Add the Device Manually on the N-able server under your client

Enter the Device Name and IP Address ( address should be fully qualified domain pc.domain.local ) , change the machine Workstation OSX and class to correct

Set Local Agent Tab to Manual Click Save Button

Navigate to the nearly created device and go to Settings and sub Tab Local Agent

Download the  agent-macosx.tar.gz file from the link it gives you and copy the Activation Key

Extract the  agent-macosx.tar.gz on the Mac after downloading 

Open “agent-macos.pkg”

If you getcan’t be open because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed”, please change Security and Privacy settings as follow ?nd try again:

1. Open “System Preferences”
2. Select “Security & Privacy”
3. Go to General tab
4. Click the Lock (bottom-left corner) to unlock it (administrative password is required)
5. Set “Allow apps downloaded from” to Anywhere
6. Close the dialog
7. Repeat agent installation
8. Change “Security & Privacy” to the initial setting if needed

Once running it might fail to generate an Activation Key , if you go back you can choose to authenticate with a key , use the Key you copied from previous step and this should activate

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There is a tool already in windows which can be used per below

sc.exe create “service name” binpath= “path\to\.exe” start= auto

However, only programs designed to implement ServiceMain can be run as a service with sc.exe. You might get 1053 Errors when creating services with above , if so you’ll need something like



Paid For 

  • FireDaemon
  • AlwaysUp

to run any arbitrary .exe as a service.

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A new 2012 Domain controller rebooted after being promoted , however on restart DNS server would not start with the follow error

 The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal that the initial synchronization of the directory has been completed. The DNS server service cannot start until the initial synchronization is complete because critical DNS data might not yet be replicated onto this domain controller. If events in the AD DS event log indicate that there is a problem with DNS name resolution, consider adding the IP address of another DNS server for this domain to the DNS server list in the Internet Protocol properties of this computer. This event will be logged every two minutes until AD DS has signaled that the initial synchronization has successfully completed.

Multiple sites online recommend a registry change to skip the initial replication , however this was production

Check the directory services event tab

This directory server has not completed a full synchronization of the following directory partition. This directory server will not available to clients until this task is completed.

Note , how big it your Sysvol + Netlogon + ntds.dit ? This will effect replication time!

The command will show this

repadmin /showrepl


In the end replication time won , it took 6 Hours!

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Backup Exec VSS Error

back-up-exec[1]According to the Error logs of Backup Exec it is a VSS error.

Indeed there is VSS error for the Exchange VSS Writer, when I ran the command “VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS”.

I restarted the VSS service and started another backup which resolved the problem.

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