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Dec
22
comment How to setup vpn on windows 8
Which VPN client software? Anyway, this seems to be a problem with authentication to the VPN server, not with your computer.
Dec
22
answered Prerequisites Missing while migration from server 2k3 to 2k12R2
Dec
19
comment I was trying to restore a copy of Exchange database from tapes
And of course, Exchange 2013's exteme bugginess, monstrous resource hunger and utter lack of stability don't make things anything better...
Dec
19
comment I was trying to restore a copy of Exchange database from tapes
FWIW, I remember it quite fondly. Sure, there was no PowerShell, and it was a lot less flexible and powerful than its successors, but it was the last Exchange version which had an administrative console that was actually usable.
Dec
19
answered I was trying to restore a copy of Exchange database from tapes
Dec
19
comment Script does not run under Domain Administrator
Just a thought... it might be an issue with regional settings and date formatting. What is the system language? Maybe the regional settings are different for your user and for the domain admin?
Dec
19
revised Script does not run under Domain Administrator
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Dec
15
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Dec
12
comment Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?
(And yes, I know they should have backed up the CA. Please don't get me started on this...)
Dec
12
comment Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?
See the linked question... several VMs on that Hyper-V cluster are completely unable to boot. Most of them we can rebuild, but losing the CA would be a real showstopper.
Dec
12
comment Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?
If that is actually the right place where to look, and assuming it is possible to locate the right file... then, in what format is that key stored? How can it be imported on another machine, so that it may be selected as an existing private key when building the new CA?
Dec
12
asked Where does a Windows Certification Authority store its root private key?
Dec
11
comment INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
Also, the faulty VMs have definitely been rebooted before, several times. The problem seem to happen in a completely random way; but once it happens, a VM just won't boot anymore.
Dec
11
comment INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
Tried this, too; also tried changing the virtual hardware config of the faulty VMs, wihout any result. There seem not to be any relationship between the virtual hardware config and the problem happening. The faulty VMs have various configs, which are in some cases identical to those of working VMs.
Dec
11
comment INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
The hosts seem to be fine, they have been rebooted several times; the problem only affects the VMs. And it doesn't seem to be related to any specific update, because there are machines with the exact same updates applied, of which some are affected and some aren't.
Dec
11
revised INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
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Dec
11
comment INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
Yes, and it didn't work; I've also tried attaching the virtual disk(s) to a new VM, but it fails to boot in the exact same way.
Dec
11
asked INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines
Dec
11
comment How does Microsoft enforce licenses?
Sorry for the downvote, but I don't really think "open source is easier and cheaper" actually answers the question in any meaningful way.
Dec
5
comment SMTP - connection sometimes immediately closes
Probably unrelated, but I've seen this being done by a Xerox multifunction printer when sending emails to Exchange Online. I've been trying to troubleshoot it for a while, but I still can't understand why that *$%&! printer sometimes suddenly closes the TCP connection immediately after having opened it.