Pay Attention to your IT Guy

Recently, myself and a team of people performed a migration of a database from old and dying hardware to shiny new hotness. Some of the questions I got, well ...

  Tags: Blog  Tip       
  Posted On:2014-09-22, Views:32

Remove Ghosted NIC from a Windows VM

After performing a V2V, P2V or a clone operation in which the VHD/VHDX file is copied to a new VM, a new NIC is installed in the virtual machine.  This is evidenced by the need to once again set the IP configuration of the NIC.

  Tags: HyperV  Tip  Tutorial  Windows   
  Posted On:2014-08-20, Views:288

Create a VM Checkpoint in SCVMM

In a virtualized environment, we have the ability to create point-in-time snapshots, or checkpoints in Microsoft parlance, of virtual machines. This gives the ability to immediately roll back any changes after the checkpoint operation was performed. This is especially useful when debugging an application, or performing migrations and upgrades to applications.

  Tags: Tutorial  System Center  HyperV  Windows   
  Posted On:2014-08-20, Views:396

WTF? Job Spam.

Any tech professional worth their salt is in the habit of updating their resume every once in awhile.  I myself have a quarterly cycle; every three months, I update my info.  Unfortunately, this generates a fresh round of spam from questionable headhunters.

  Tags: Blog  General  News  Windows   
  Posted On:2014-08-16, Views:388

Automated Log Archiving with WinRAR and Robocopy

In my day job, one of the things I do is maintenance of a farm of servers. All these boxes have local logging, which is picked up by Splunk.  However, I still need to clean up those log files.  Here is how I automated the process.

  Tags: Scripting  Tip  Tutorial  Windows  Windows Server 2008  Windows Server 2012
  Posted On:2014-08-15, Views:326

Fix File Associations for ZIP files

From time to time, file associations get broken.  This could be the result of malware, "bit slippage", uninstall of an associated program, or even some inadvertant change of settings. Here is how to fix a broken ZIP file association.

  Tags: Tip  General  Tutorial  Windows  Windows 7  Windows 8
  Posted On:2014-08-12, Views:314

VM Fails to Start with Error 12711

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) can be a bit less than helpful when describing reasons for failed operations. 

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  Posted On:2014-08-11, Views:344