Had a Windows Small Business server 2012 which was short of memory. I saw that the internal database had more than 2Gb of ram (Of the 8Gb total) and the internal database was used for SharePoint (Which they don't use) and the WSUS server. So basically the these program blocked the real important services! The problem was. How can I change the database settings?
I've had a customer who had a problem with his Dell Xps 1640. Suddenly the sound wasn't working anymore. The headphones worked fine. My first guess was that this was a hardware problem but after some further investigation I've found that this is a bug!
For a customer I had to enable http access to OWA so an Iphone could sync with exchange.
This is how you do it:
I've recently bought the Asus ZENBOOK UX32VD and had to install a Samsung 7 series for a customer.
Both laptops comes default with an express cache or iSSD. I am a firm believer of reinstalling a laptop from scratch to remove all the bloat ware. One of the mistakes that I've made is to format the express cache or iSSD. And so the cache wouldn't work.
One of the requirements was that he could read / write e-mail on his laptop, ipad and iphone. This looked like a very easy task but there was a hiccup. When I followed there guide to use IMAP on the Telenet mailbox it wouldn't work.
Recently I've noticed that opening my downloads folder would take a lot of time. 10 or more seconds but I use fast SSD on all my pc's so 10 seconds was long.
Even deleting the big stuff out of my download folder didn't change that. All the downloads were http download no p2p download / uploads so p2p wasn't the problem.
When restoring a backup for a customer I faced an error that backup exec kept failing on windows junctions.
The folder 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Application Data' is a Junction Point set in Windows 2008 to enable backward compatibility for software built for Windows 2003/2000 Server. The path will redirect itself to the same path again.
Open the Backup Job Properties
Select Advanced (Below the left panel title 'Settings')
Deactivate/uncheck the following two options:
I needed to backup the complete server because of an SAN firmware upgrade. This just to be save and to prevent data loss. You could do a running backup but most backups are still better and smaller when the VM is powered off.
But after the powering off of the servers the Vmware Data Recovery stopped working. Every backup failed with the error: "error -3948 ( vcb api exception)".
I feared that something like this would happen because all our DNS servers are virtualised and so they were off. Basicly VDR needs to resolve the esxi servers name to an ip.
This is how you can install vmware tools on Ubuntu 11.04 from a esxi server.
Add the Vmware tools cd to your host.
First select Install / upgrade vmware tools using the Vsphere client