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Windows Server 2019 (and 2016) Evaluation Product Key Activation Error

When activating Windows Server 2019 (Standard or Datacenter) installed with an Evaluation ISO, you receive an error The product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (0x80070032) The solution is … Continue reading

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Openmediavault 4.x and Windows 10 Shared Folder Errors

When trying to access an SMB share running on openmediavault you may get some of the following error messages, even though permissions have been set up correctly on the server and the correct password is being provided by the client: … Continue reading

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VMware ESXi Hang on dma_mapper_iommu

ESXi (in this case version 6.7.0) can appear to hang / freeze during the boot up sequence at the following step:dma_mapper_iommu loaded successfully However the system is otherwise fully responsive (e.g., via vSphere). The root cause was that the video … Continue reading

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Errno 28 When Trying to Update VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1 to Update 2

When trying to update/upgrade ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1 to Update 2 (via software profile update command) you may run into the following error: [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.5.10430147-12986307 Please refer to the log file for … Continue reading

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Errno 28 When Trying to Update VMware ESXi

When trying to update/upgrade ESXi 6.7 (via software profile update command) you may run into the following error message: [OSError] [Errno 28] No space left on device Please refer to the log file for more details. The solution is to … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Stuck at 0% Windows Updates

New install of Windows Server 2016 (build 14393.447 from ISO SW_DVD9_Win_Svr_STD_Core_and_DataCtr_Core_2016_64Bit_English_-3_MLF_X21-30350 with no updates) had an issue where Windows Updates would hang / freeze indefinitely at 0% progress.  When Windows Update ran it would briefly flash a list of updates that … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Activation Error

Attempting to activate / convert an evaluation copy of Windows Server 2016 (specific build 14393.rs1_release.161220-1747) to the full version using a valid retail key, resulted in the following error: This edition cannot be upgraded. A solution is to perform the … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Connection Fails

Brand new install of Windows 2016 Server Evaluation without any updates installed, specific build 14393.rs1_release.161220-1747 (also 14393.447)  Attempting to remote desktop to the server from a Windows 10 client resulted in an error: An authentication error has occurred. The function … Continue reading

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Installing Logitech QuickCam 4000 in Windows 7

QuickCam 4000 shows up as “Unknown device” in Windows 7 Device Manager (USB\VID_046D&PID_08B2) Download the 64-bit driver from Logitech ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/quickcam/qc1051enu_x64.exe Unpack this .exe file to a folder using 7zip, WinRAR, etc. In Device Manager right click the device, update driver, … Continue reading

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Disable “Debug the program” After Application Crash

Group Policy options will let you disable the button for error reporting to Microsoft (Check online for a solution and close the program) but there is no option in Group Policy to disable the debugging button. To disable the “Debug … Continue reading

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