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Windows Installer Coordiantor Hangs on Windows Remote Desktop Servers

Attempting to install an application on Windows Server acting as a RDS resulted in Windows Installer Coordinator hanging indefinitely with the message: Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use followed by the Windows Installer error message: … Continue reading

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Unable to remove Floppy Drive from ESXi Virtual Machine

Problem: Removing the floppy drive and saving the VM configuration, the floppy drive would automatically appear again. Solution: Shutdown the VM and unregister it. Manually edit the vmx file, find one or more lines similar to the below and delete … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project License Error Loop

We had Project Professional (specifically 2016 version 1908) running on Windows Server 2012 R2.  Initially Project was installed with SharedComputerLicensing enabled. Later we reinstalled it via Office Deployment Tool and shared computer activation disabled in order to utilize volume licensing … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 20.04 on ESXi Generating multipathd Errors

Brand new install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) running as a virtual machine on ESXi was generating a lot of errors in syslog like the below multipathd[711]: sda: failed to get udev uid: Invalid argument multipathd[711]: sda: failed to … Continue reading

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Mopidy fails to connect to Icecast server with Ubuntu 20.04

Mopidy 3.0.2 was installed on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) using the apt.mopidy.com method. All attempts to connect to a known working Icecast2 server would not work and the Icecast server would not log any errors. However the Mopidy log would … Continue reading

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Steps to Reset Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard using Linux

These are the steps taken from my notes to reset/change an administrator password on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard install. I used Ubuntu and chntpw and the Windows partition was not encrypted. Boot from Ubuntu live disk Switch to … Continue reading

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Adjusting RAID Speed in OpenMediaVault

This affects the minimum and maximum speeds allowed for throttling of reshaping and checking activities of mdadm. To monitor the current speed sudo cat /proc/mdstat To temporarily adjust the speed use the commands below. They will reset to defaults on … Continue reading

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OpenMediaVault weakref (Python) Error When Updating

When trying to perform apt-get update on OMV 4.1.27-1 (Arrakis), I received the following error Hit:10 https://packages.openmediavault.org/public arrakis InRelease Exception ignored in: <function WeakValueDictionary.__init__.<locals>.remove at 0x7fd4ea277598> Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/lib/python3.5/weakref.py”, line 117, in remove TypeError: ‘NoneType’ object … Continue reading

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Printer Security Permissions in Windows Server 2019

When reviewing the share permissions on a printer added to Windows Server 2019, it had a principal present with the following name: S-1-15-3-1024-4044835139-2658482041-3127973164-329287231-3865880861-1938685643-461067658-1087000422 This SID was present on two different servers and permissions allowed were set for Print and Manage … Continue reading

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Event Viewer logging Error Event 7000 from Service Control Manager

This was a Windows Server 2019 that would log the following error every hour: The atc service failed to start due to the following error: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change … Continue reading

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