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Month: May 2015

Exchange 2010 EMC “Kerberos” authentication failed

Exchange 2010 EMC “Kerberos” authentication failed

Came across an issue today where when I launch the Exchange 2010 EMC I was presented with the error message: “The attempt to connect to http://server.domain.com/PowerShell using “Kerberos” authentication failed: connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The WinRM client cannot complete the operation within the time specified. Check if the machine name is valid and is reachable over the network and firewall exception for Windows Remote Management service is enabled. For more information, see the…

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Installing the VMware vSphere client on Windows Server 2012 R2

Installing the VMware vSphere client on Windows Server 2012 R2

I had occasion to install VMware vSphere client my home lab server which is a domain controller and running Windows Server 2012 R2 but ran into two problems… thought they were worth documenting. The first issue was that I was told the installer wasn’t compatible on the Operating System I was running.  In order to get round this, I navigated to the location of the installer. Highlighted it, right clicked and select properties.  I clicked on the Compatibility tab and…

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Installing VMware Workstation alongside Hyper-V

Installing VMware Workstation alongside Hyper-V

For the past three years I’ve been working for a Microsoft Partner company in Scotland and as you can imagine their primary focus was on Microsoft products and the virtualisation technology the recommended to clients as Hyper-V so the majority of my focus has been on using that.  As such I set up a lab at home running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V to help teach myself bits and bobs. I recently changed job and although the company I…

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Sponsor my abseil please?

Sponsor my abseil please?

In aid of MacMillan Cancer Care I will be abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge on the 7th June with several friends. This event is run in conjunction with the Rotary Club of South Queensferry. The abseil is 165ft from the bridge onto the beach below. Not sure whether I’ll be doing the abseil crying, screaming or laughing – no matter what way I complete the abseil it is sure to be a great experience while raising money for a great charity….

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Writing to Event Logs with Powershell

Writing to Event Logs with Powershell

Was pondering how to trigger a event log entry on a server today at work in order to test SCOM monitoring, came across Powershell and the various commands that can be used for to do something like this. Found it quite interesting so thought it would be worth writing a wee post about it. To begin you can see what Powershell commands are available in relation to the Eventlog: get-command -Name *eventlog The one that writes the event logs is…

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Do you prefer video tutorials or written tutorials?

Do you prefer video tutorials or written tutorials?

I’m thinking about doing some tutorial type posts on certain Microsoft, Veeam and VMware products and not sure where to do them as videos or written posts – what would you prefer to see? Please follow and like us:0

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Veeam – NFC storage connection is unavailable

Veeam – NFC storage connection is unavailable

After upgrading a client’s Veeam solution to version 7 patch 4 I came across  this error message for the replication jobs that were set up and it had me a little confused:  Processing configuration Error: Client error: NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:datastore-22,nfchost:host-21,conn:172.1.1.1]. Storage display name: [Temp].Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:172.1.1.1,nfchost:host-21,stg:datastore-22@Server_replica/Server.vmx]. There is a knowledge base article on Veeam’s website regarding this – http://www.veeam.com/kb1198 but given nothing had changed regarding ports opening/closing etc I was sceptical that…

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