Server / Desktop / 3rd party apps Category

Hyper-V unable to start or connect

Received this error when I was working with my Hyper-V servers. It’s easy to solve but the hos machine has to be rebooted and therefore all the VM machines will be unavailable for a while during the reboot. Error: [plain]Cannot connect to the virtual machine because the authentication certificate is expired or invalid. Would you […]

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Windows startup error

Worked late last night, on a friday I know! One of my laptops, an XPS M1530, have been making a strange noise. The speaker locks it self in some strange scream. Sometimes I was able to get it to shut up by tapping on it but other times I had to connect headphones to get it […]

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Exchange 2010 ActiveSync Issue

One user can sync his iPhone and not the other. How do you go about troubleshooting that? You can’t find any obvious difference between the two accounts. I was in that exact position last night with some two different accounts. The symptoms was strange. One account worked just fine and no issues connecting an sync […]

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Unable to display current owner

Run across a strange problem today. On a test server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 one developer discovered that he couldn’t delete a file even though he was admin on the system. I connect to the system and realize that I have the same problem, even though I’m domain admin. When I checked the permissions on […]

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SQL transaction logs growing and growing and …

Problems with growing transaction logs on SQL servers is a common problem. But many admins doesn’t think twice about the problem, they just add more disk space. The transaction log is only needed when you want to do a restore to an other point then the last backup. So in many cases they are not needed […]

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IIS 7 FTP access denied while uploading files

I got this strange problem yesterday at work. One of our developers was trying to upload files to e new server and he got 500 access denied each time he tried. After he spent hours double checking all the NTFS rights and IIS settings he asked me for help. At the first look I thought […]

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Exchange 2007 Active sync screen lock issue with iPhone

A while ago I updated an Exchange Server 2007 with the latest service pack for a client. The SP automatically added a new Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy that required the connected devices to be password protected when the screen went dark. It’s a good idea for many security reasons but the users didn’t like it […]

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