The Headache! DCPromo Demotion Fails “Access is denied”. While trying to demote an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. I ran into a massive headache!! After running “dcpromo” and following the first few steps of the demotion it seems to start and run just fine. But then, within a few seconds I was then[…]
For those of you that read this blog, who work in IT. This is a welcome change!! FINALLY!
Hey all – change lists for the latest cumulative updates are now available: Windows 10 version 1507 — KB4516070 (OS Build 10240.18333): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516070 Windows 10 version 1607 — KB4516044 (OS Build 14393.3204): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516044 Windows 10 version 1703 — KB4516068 (OS Build 15063.2045): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516068 Windows 10 version 1709 — KB4516066 (OS Build 16299.1387): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516066 Windows 10 version 1803 — KB4516058[…]
Recently for a user I’ve had an issue with the mapped drives disappearing from the desktop. As a test, I used UNC paths and they stayed on the desktop. The network connection wasn’t dropping as I was doing a constant ping. It seems that Windows 10 will drop idle connections after a specified time-out period[…]
Problem EVERY VMware Job in Veeam failed with the following error, (for every Guest VM); Processing SERVER-NAME Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DATASTORE-NAME] SERVER-NAME/SERVER-NAME.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] ) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [ESXi-SERVER-NAME.DOMAIN-NAME.COM];Port: 443;Login: [[email protected]];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-231];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-288575];Transports: [san];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors: @Failed to open disk for read.[…]
Turning a BT HomeHub 5 into a Gigabit Switch – So I got a bit bored with this one and decided to have a play around with an old BT HomeHub 5 and turning it into something useful like a Gigabit switch as it’s useless at anything else with routing! Doing this is actually very[…]
Closing Tabs using Keyboard Shortcut Google Chrome – Are you one of those users like me that’s lazy and hates reaching for the mouse. Well a quick tip. Pressing Ctrl + W Will close the tab you are currently in, inside Google Chrome.
Updated (2019) Setup CloudFlare with NameCheap cPanel Hosting. Following on from a previous post of mine (Setup CloudFlare with NameCheap cPanel Hosting). It looks as though Namecheap have updated their process for adding external domains that aren’t using the NameCheap DNS/Nameservers. You’ll now be able to add your domain much easier. Add your domain to[…]
SSIS Packages won’t run as jobs – “Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication. I recently found this out after Decommissioning a SQL server and moving the SQL Jobs to a newer SQL Server. I had setup a DNS alias for the server move to make[…]
Problem After restoring a Microsoft SQL Server database on a different machine, you cannot access the database until you fix the permissions. Fix The problem is that the user in the database is an “orphan”. This means that there is no login id or password associated with the user. This is true even if there[…]