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Unix

Fix “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way.” – Technoreply

Thanks to Technoreply for the simple fix. The contact form is now working!

A few days ago I received a mail from a reader, notifying me that my contact form was not working. I use Contact Form 7 on my blog and I was very surprised by the fact that it was not working. It usually is just plug and play. The error message I was getting was … Continue reading Fix “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way.”

Source: Fix “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way.” – Technoreply

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Windows 2008 R2

How to enable RemoteApp (via RDP 7.0) within VirtualBox or VMWare running Windows 7, Vista SP1+ or Windows XP SP3

Excellent information for configuring a terminal server to publish RemoteApps.

Source: How to enable RemoteApp (via RDP 7.0) within VirtualBox or VMWare running Windows 7, Vista SP1+ or Windows XP SP3

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Windows 2008 R2

Configuring RemoteApps

Excellent information for configuring a terminal server to publish RemoteApps.

 

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Windows 2008 R2

“‘Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider’ is already defined” error when you edit a policy in Windows

Quick fix to an annoying error in Group Policy Management Console.

Fixes an issue that occurs when the central store contains the .admx files from Windows 10.

Source: “‘Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider’ is already defined” error when you edit a policy in Windows

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Uncategorized

NTFS Permissions and Home folders

You may experience that your domain users start to complain about not being able to access to their own files/documents in home folders. The problem could be triggered by a help desk or a file migration operation, and it may be solved by fixing/resetting permissions. Here is a recipe:

https://www.itefix.net/content/fix-reset-windows-home-folder-permissions

 

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vSphere

vSphere 6.0 U1 | view topic

After upgrading our hosts to ESXi 6.0 U1, none of our Veeam jobs would run. After much searching, we found out that SSLv3 is disabled by default and is the reason the jobs weren’t completing. There are a couple of KBs describing the issue, but the quick and fast solution for us was to add the following at the end of each host’s /etc/vmware/config.

vmauthd.ssl.noSSLv3 = false

Source: After applying update 1 for vSphere 6.0, Job’s fail with NFC storage unavailable

Source: vSphere 6.0 U1 | view topic

Source: Enabling support for SSLv3 in ESXi (2121021)

 

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vSphere

VMware KB: Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration using the vSphere Command-Line Interface and vSphere PowerCLI

Here is some great information about backing up and restoring ESXi host configurations. Great for taking backups before updating. The host profiles after restoring were all compliant too.

vicfg-cfgbackup.pl –server=ESXi_host_IP_address –username=root -s output_file_name

Where ESXi_host_IP_address is the IP address of the ESXi host and output_file_name is the name of the backup file you will create.

 

vicfg-cfgbackup.pl –server=ESXi_host_IP_address –username=root -l backup_file

Where ESXi_host_IP_address is the IP address of the ESXi host and backup_file is the name of the backup file to use for the restore.

Source: VMware KB: Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration using the vSphere Command-Line Interface and vSphere PowerCLI

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vSphere

Booting ESXi off USB/SD – VMware vSphere Blog

Don’t forget to configure the scratch partition!

At VMworld I was surprised at the number of questions I was asked related to booting ESXi off of USB/SD.  Unfortunately, the vSphere docs largely assume you will use a local disk and don’t really cover USB/SD, as such it’s not always easy to find answers to common questions.  Below are some answers to several of […]

Source: Booting ESXi off USB/SD – VMware vSphere Blog

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Storage

Ditch the shoebox for a vault: How to preserve your digital life for decades

Good point:

…cloud storage solutions can be expensive in the long run (for instance, 50 GB of iCloud storage costs $100 per year) and, obviously, they require broadband Internet: if your Internet goes down (or perhaps you’re traveling), not only can you not access your data, you can’t save anything either. You also have to decide how much you trust cloud service operators to secure your data. After all, we’re getting to the point where major security breaches are becoming everyday news.

Source: Ditch the shoebox for a vault: How to preserve your digital life for decades

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vSphere

“Cannot run upgrade script on host” during upgrade from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.0

While trying to update our ESXi 5.5 host to 6.0. the error “Cannot run upgrade script on host” occurred at ~93%. After some googling, we found the below website (it referenced ESXi 5.0 but it worked for the 5.5–>6.0 upgrade), whose second option resolved our issue.

The basic resolution steps were…

  • disable HA for the cluster
  • remove the ESXi host from the cluster
  • connect via SSH to the ESXi host and run the following commands to uninstall the FDM agent:

    cp /opt/vmware/uninstallers/VMware-fdm-uninstall.sh /tmp

    chmod +x /tmp/VMware-fdm-uninstall.sh

    /tmp/VMware-fdm-uninstall.sh

  • reboot the host
  • add the ESXi host back to the cluster

Thanks Keine!

Source: “Cannot run upgrade script on host” during upgrade from ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5 – www.running-system.com