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by lunarg on June 26th 2017, at 09:53
A list with direct links to VMware vSphere clients. Saves you a lot of time when you need to (re)install many different versions.

Starting with 6.5, the vSphere client is no longer available.

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 3: VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-5112508.exe

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2a: VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-4437566.exe

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 2: VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3562874.exe

VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1: VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3016447.exe

VMware vSphere Client 6.0: VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-2502222.exe

VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 3d: VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3705931.exe

VMware vSphere Client 5.5 Update 3: VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-3  ...
by lunarg on June 15th 2017, at 13:17

To administratively disable (shut down) or enable a port, first go into edit interfaces mode, then:

To disable:

set interfaces <interface> disable

To enable:

delete interfaces <interface> disable
by lunarg on June 14th 2017, at 14:25
By default, when the Private computer checkbox is visible, it is checked by default, meaning that OWA will store some things in your browser by default. Sometimes, this may not be desirable, and you may prefer the checkbox is unchecked by default so as to prevent this. There is no setting to change this default, but there's a workaround, allowing you to obtain the same result. The only downside of this workaround is that it needs to be done anew after each update of Exchange.

To show the Private Computer checkbox in the first place, read this article about enabling the option.

To apply the workaround, you need to manually edit the logon.aspx page so it does not check the checkbox by defaul  ...
by lunarg on June 14th 2017, at 14:22
Exchange OWA stores data offline in your browser for a better user experience and performance. In older releases of Exchange, this behaviour could be turned off at the logon page by unchecking a checkbox, but since Exchange 2013, this checkbox is no longer visible on the logon page. But, this option can be turned on again by changing a configuration option of OWA in Exchange.



The option can be enabled through EMS on the CAS server. If you have more than one CAS server, this needs to be done on all of them.

Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -LogonPagePublicPrivateSelectionEnabled $true

After the change, don't forget to reload IIS:

iisreset /noforce

Optionally, you can a  ...
by lunarg on June 9th 2017, at 13:31
In VMWare Workstation and vSphere ESX, it is possible to set disks to be independent so they are not linked to snapshots. Independent disks can then be set to be Persistent (changes are written immediately and permanently to disk) or Non-persistent (changes are lost when the VM powers down). In VMWare Fusion, although this option does not seem to be present, it is still available, and can be configured by manually changing the parameters in the VM configuration file (.vmx).

A VM configuration file is a text-based file containing all the parameters and properties for a VM. This file can include options that are not present in the Fusion UI. By adding parameters manually, you can enable featu  ...
by lunarg on June 8th 2017, at 13:59
nginx provides packages for Debian in their own repository, allowing you to install the most recent version rather than the older versions provided through the main repositories.

Add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ jessie nginxdeb-src http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ jessie nginx

Change jessie to wheezy if you are still on Debian 7 "Wheezy".

Download and add nginx's public key:

wget http://nginx.org/packages/keys/nginx_signing.key && cat nginx_signing.key | apt-key add -

Update the package list and then install nginx:

apt-get updateapt-get install nginx

By default, the latest version of nginx will be ins  ...
by lunarg on June 8th 2017, at 09:25

To protect your Windows devices against the MS17-010 vulnerability, used by WannaCry cryptolocker variants, be sure to install the March 2017 Quality Rollup or newer. It is available from Windows 7 or newer through Windows Update.

Emergency patches of MS17-010 (WannaCry) for older (unsupported) releases of Windows, starting from Windows XP, can be downloaded manually here:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598

More information: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4013389

by lunarg on May 24th 2017, at 09:57

I had an issue with an app being stuck in Paused mode in Launchpad, and was unable to cancel/resume the update from the App Store because it wasn't listed in the updates list.

The solution, as stated here, was to open Launchpad, hold down the mouse on the app until it started jiggling, then clicking the delete button (x). The app reappeared normally and was even updated correctly.

The reason was probably the app got updated along with a system update, and Launchpad was unaware the update was completed.

by lunarg on May 9th 2017, at 15:54
This article contains the version matrix for Microsoft SQL Server. It outlines the product and its internal version numbers, along with download links for the service packs (if any).

 RTM (no SP)SP1SP2SP3SP4SQL Server 2017     SQL Server 201613.0.1601.513.0.4001.0   SQL Server 201412.0.2000.812.0.4100.1
* 12.1.4100.1   SQL Server 201211.0.2100.6011.0.3000.0
* 11.1.3000.011.0.5058.0
* 11.2.5058.0  SQL Server 2008 R210.50.1600.110.50.2500.0
* 10.51.2500.010.50.4000.0
* 10.52.4000.010.50.6000.34
* 10.53.6000.34 SQL Server 200810.0.1600.2210.0.2531.0
* 10.1.2531.010.0.4000.0
* 10.2.4000.010.0.5500.0
* 10.3.5500.010.0.600  ...
by lunarg on May 8th 2017, at 14:32
A very common practice when setting up SAN storage on a VMWare cluster is to configure the storage path policy to be set to "Round Robin" to properly benefit from MPIO in addition to standard failover. However, if the cluster consists of many nodes or there are many volumes, this can take up quite a lot of time if you configure this using the (Web)GUI. A better way to adjust the setting for the entire cluster is through PowerCLI.

The one-liner:

Get-VMHost <Cluster-or-Host> | Get-ScsiLun -LunType "disk" | Where {$_.MultipathPolicy -ne "RoundRobin"} | Set-ScsiLun -MultipathPolicy RoundRobin

The cmdlet selects a cluster or host, gets all LUNs which are of   ...
by lunarg on April 26th 2017, at 16:50

Although Debian 7 "Wheezy" (release info) has been superseded by newer releases, it still benefits from Long Term Support (LTS) until end of May 2018. In case of disaster recovery, it may still be useful to download Debian 7 install images (ISO). They can be found here:

Installing Debian 7.11

by lunarg on April 26th 2017, at 10:35
After updating Rapid Recovery to 6.1, you will notice the reporting Powershell scripts (such as Reports.ps1) no longer work.

When running such a script, the following error is generated:

Exception calling "LoadFrom" with "1" argument(s): "Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\ProgramFiles\AppRecovery\Core\CoreService\coreadmin\bin\Reporting.Implementation.dll' or one of its dependencies. The systemcannot find the file specified."

This is caused by several auxilliary script files not being updated as part of the general 6.1 release of Rapid Recovery, causing the reporting scripts (such as Reports.ps1) not to work properly.

To resolve, you can either dow  ...
by lunarg on April 14th 2017, at 17:15

By default, when logging in on a HP switch in IRF mode using the web interface, you can only retrieve hardware information of the switch holding the master role. You can retrieve information for the other switches when you log on using Telnet or SSH, then type:

display device manuinfo

This will display hardware information for all chassis and slots.

by lunarg on April 11th 2017, at 15:52
In Veeam, when backing up linux-based VMs with application-aware processing turned on, testing the credentials may fail even though they have been entered correctly.

First, check whether you are really using linux-credentials and not Windows credentials, this can often be overlooked very quickly.

Check whether you see the logon attempt in linux. Depending on the distro, it is logged in a file in /var/log. E.g. for Debian/Ubuntu, it's logged in /var/log/auth.log. Looking at the logging will reveal whether it is a password or SSH key problem, or something else is going on.

Another possibility is that the required cipher is not allowed. Veeam requires the cipher aes128-cbc to be enabled. Alt  ...
by lunarg on April 11th 2017, at 14:03

I wrote a script to list virtual disk information for a specified VM, including VMDK path, SCSI IDs and more. It is loosely based on this script but excludes all WMI info.

Download here.

by lunarg on April 10th 2017, at 11:36

You can manually trigger Azure AD Connect to perform a sync cycle. Open a Powershell on the server running Azure AD Connect, then type:

  • Perform a delta sync:
    Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta
  • Perform a full sync:
    Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial
by lunarg on April 10th 2017, at 10:41

During the installation of Azure AD Connect, the registration of the Azure AD Connect Health for Sync-agent may fail. When this happens, you can manually register the agent by running this Powershell cmdlet:

Register-AzureADConnectHealthSyncAgent -AttributeFiltering $false -StagingMode $false

You need the credentials of an O365 account with Global Admin rights.

by lunarg on April 6th 2017, at 10:35
Differentiating users that are synchronized from an on-premise AD and users created in Office 365 is easy when logged in through the Office 365 Portal. When using Powershell, it's another matter. While there's a parameter for Get-MsolUser to show only synchronized users, the ability to filter on only cloud users is missing. However, as cloud-only users do not have the ImmutableID set, you can build your own filter.

This one's obvious:

Get-MsolUser -All -Synchronized

You can filter on ImmutableID as it's not set for cloud-only users:

Get-MsolUser -All | ? ImmutableID -eq $null

If you want to filter out external users (i.e. if you shared something in Sharepoint Online with users that aren  ...
by lunarg on April 3rd 2017, at 14:44

You can download the latest version of iSCSI Initiator for Windows 2000, 2003 and XP. This will upgrade any previously installed version to the latest version:

https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=18986

by lunarg on April 3rd 2017, at 11:14

You can download old releases of pfSense, all the way back to 1.0.1, from here:

https://atxfiles.pfsense.org/mirror/downloads/old/

 
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