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by lunarg on February 19th 2015, at 15:54
You can manually opt-in to Microsoft Update (allowing installation of updates for other Microsoft products through Windows Update) through a simple script:

VBScript
ServiceManager = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager")
ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"
Set NewUpdateService = ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")

Powershell
$ServiceManager = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager"
$ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"
$ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")

Note that you probably need at least vers  ...
by lunarg on February 18th 2015, at 14:19

ViewDbChk is a free tool that helps you overcome and clean up database inconsistencies for VMware Horizon View, the VMware solution for VDI.

The tool, available for version 5.3 and 6.0, can be downloaded through the link below. When downloading, be sure to select the correct version.

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/viewdbchk

by lunarg on February 17th 2015, at 12:45

Using EMS (Exchange Management Shell), you can quickly retrieve a list of mailboxes not using the default quotas:

Get-Mailbox | Where { $_.UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults -eq $False } | Select Name,UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults,ProhibitSendQuota
by lunarg on February 13th 2015, at 11:05

If OneDrive for Business stays stuck at "We're getting things ready to sync..." when syncing a new library, or re-syncing an existing one, try resetting OneDrive for Business.

by lunarg on February 13th 2015, at 11:02
If for some reason (e.g. when synchronization no longer works properly), you can completely clear and reset OneDrive for Business in a few easy steps.

First, close down all Office programs (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Next, open Windows Task Manager, look for and kill these processes:

MSOSYNC.EXE

GROOVE.EXE

MSOUC.EXE

I've noticed that sometimes, these processes get restarted automatically, so be sure they are gone before performing the next step.

Next, locate and delete these folders and their contents:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\Spw

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache

If needed, also delete the local copy of all synced libraries. The location depends   ...
by lunarg on February 5th 2015, at 10:38

For my own reference, the port and LED layout of a Belgacom/Proximus B-Box 2 wireless router:

LEDs

Ports

by lunarg on February 3rd 2015, at 10:24

Last year, around May, DynDNS.com has changed their root certificates, causing Dynamic DNS using DynDNS.com no longer to work properly. The error (Network Error) is displayed immediately after adding the account to your Sonicwall.

The easiest solution is to upgrade to the latest firmware:

  • For 5.8, this is at least 5.8.4.0;
  • For 5.9, this is anything after June 2014.

Dell Support also offers an alternative, although this only works with more recent 5.9 versions:

https://support.software.dell.com/kb/sw11246

by lunarg on February 2nd 2015, at 13:49
Since Windows 8 introduced "fast startup", Windows no longer finishes the installation of updates when performing a regular shutdown. The next time you turn on your computer, it will ask again to restart your computer to finish the installation of updates. The reason for this is "fast startup", which does not do a full shutdown, whereas a restart does a full shutdown and startup of your computer.

You could turn off "fast startup" but who would want that, right? Luckily, there is a workaround.

When you hold down Shift, then click on the Shutdown button, your computer will do a full shutdown just this once, enabling Windows Update to finish the installation of u  ...
by lunarg on January 29th 2015, at 08:30

Internet Explorer 11 can be downloaded as an offline installer for Windows 7 and 2008R2:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-11-worldwide-languages

by lunarg on January 27th 2015, at 17:28
UPDATE: this article is no longer required as 4G for the carrier Proximus and Base are now supported by your iPhone natively!

 

 

 

In Belgium, the carrier Proximus is rolling out the new 4G (a.k.a. LTE) network. Proximus will be using the 1800MHz channels, which is supported by iPhone 5 and a number of Android phones (notably the Galaxy S3 and Note II). Unfortunately, Apple's policy is that carriers providing 4G first have to pass a "quality test" before they are added to the list of "supported 4G networks". Because in Belgium, Apple has a exclusivity contract with Mobistar and the latter aren't rolling out 4G just yet, results in Proximus  ...
by lunarg on January 27th 2015, at 14:28

Google Chrome v39 introduces a new Avatar menu, which is now permanently displayed at the top-right corner of each window.

The only way to get rid of it is through the "experimental" flags. Type the following in the address bar to reveal the flag:

chrome://flags/#enable-new-avatar-menu

Set it to Disabled to turn it off, then restart Chrome entirely to apply the changes.

Note that this also works under Mac and linux.

by lunarg on January 27th 2015, at 12:56
You may get an error during the upgrade of Veeam Backup & Recovery to version 8, stating that the vPower NFS service is unable to start. Alternatively, when updating the individual components, you may also get a similar error (such as: "Error 1920.Service Veeam vPower NFS Service (VeeamNFSSvc) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.").

There are several reasons possible for this, but the most likely one is a wrong NFS Datastore path specified in the registry, usually because the drive that the datastore is pointing to, is no longer present.
Another reason could be that your server has the "NFS sharing" feature installed,   ...
by lunarg on January 20th 2015, at 17:04

Open an EMS (Exchange Management Shell), and type these in, one by one:

Get-GlobalAddressList | update-GlobalAdressList
Get-AddressList | update-AddressList
Get-OfflineAddressBook | Update-OfflineAddressBook

Some users report having to restart the Exchange File Distribution service after running these PS cmdlets.

by lunarg on January 19th 2015, at 09:01

There are two online training resources available for Aerohive:

by lunarg on December 12th 2014, at 12:52
When you have some VMs with thin provisioned disks, you may have noticed that these will continue to grow, and never shrink, even after cleaning out data from within the VM. Currently, VMware does not have automatic space reclamation, unless you're running a SAN which supports this (and you have the necessary components installed, such as EqualLogic's HIT-kit). Luckily, there are some tools to allow you to reclaim unused space from your virtual thin disks. The only downside is that you have to power off the affected machines.

Reclaiming disk space only works when the blocks on your virtual disk are really empty. Deleting data usually only removes the entries from the file allocati  ...
by lunarg on December 10th 2014, at 13:16

Found this online blacklist lookup tool. It checks even more lists than the one at mxtoolbox.com:

http://multirbl.valli.org/lookup/

by lunarg on November 26th 2014, at 10:19

You can use the Guided Search Wizard for VMWare Compatibility Matrix to figure out if a certain version of ESX or feature is supported by a certain server or hardware platform:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/wizard/request.php

by lunarg on November 20th 2014, at 15:47

If you have the Only-Search adware troubling you, you can download and run AdwareMedic. This is a simple and free adware removal tool.

Download: http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php

by lunarg on November 20th 2014, at 15:16
Lingering objects in Active Directory are a pest, and require a lot of work to properly dispose of them. Luckily, there's repldiag.exe, part of Active Directory Utils. This particular tool resolves lingering objects by automating the required procedure and set of commands to run to clean up lingering objects.

In normal circumstances, you would have to look up and run various commands to completely clean out the AD database on each DC. Using repldiag.exe does the hard work for you by looking up the DC's and running the clean up on each DC, cross-referencing with the other DC's, and it does so by using the built-in commands and API's (such as those used by repladmin and other commands).

Down  ...
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