VMware tools on Windows Server 2012 Core

The Windows Server 2012 Core gives you just a basic command prompt window, so where do you click to install the VMware tools? You don’t! Just click on the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools option in your menu and type the following command : D:\setup64.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=R" In my lab, the server did not automaticlly reboot, but i really think that …

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How to Add/Remove the GUI in Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 you have the ability to add and remove Graphical User Interface of your installation. You can configure the basics with Server manager and afterwards remove the gui so the server is core only! There are three layers to be added from core to full GUI: Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure Server Graphical Shell Desktop Experience So …

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Exchange 2010 and Microsoft Entourage 2008, make it work!

When you’re upgrading to Exchange 2010 you shouldn’t forget to check the mac users. Some of them are using Apple mail, Microsoft Entourage 2008 or Microsoft Outlook 2011. But when it comes to Entourage you have some requirements you need to meet before Exchange 2010 is implemented! Go to http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads Check to see what the latest updates are for Office 2008 and …

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Exchange 2010 – Mailbox Move Request Error property expression isn’t valid

Performing the actual migration is often a moment to cross your fingers … and of course you will receive some errors when you start moving the first mailboxes. Error: Property Expression isn’t valid Luckely, this one can pretty easy be fixed. Solution: Follow the following steps: Start the Exchange Management Console Go to Recipient Configuration, Mailbox and find the affected …

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Exchange 2010 – Mailbox Move Request Error Insuff_Access_Rights

Performing the actual migration is often a moment to cross your fingers … and of course you will receive some errors when you start moving the first mailboxes. Error: Insuff_Access_rights Luckely, this one can pretty easy be fixed. Solution: Follow the following steps: Open your Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snapin. Go to the View menu and activate Advanced Features …

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Find your devices on a Cisco switched network

A quick note about finding your devices wich are connected to one of your cisco switches. I always start on the main switch (core) to find the device. Commands used: ping show arp show cdp-neighbours show cdp-neighbours detail show mac address-table Solution: First we have to ping the device to get an arp entry. #ping 192.168.0.1 Type escape sequence to …

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