Network Issues With VMware VM’s On Dell r520, r710 and r910 Servers

When using Dell servers in the following range: Dell r520 Dell r710 Dell r910 You may find that your VMs have networking issues (lost packets, slow response times, missed pings, etc.). To fix this, disable Virtual Machine Queues TCP/IP/UDP Offloading (TOE) on each virtual machine.
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Error 0x800706BA: Failed To Install Distribution Point – SCCM 2012

When deploying the Distribution Point role to a Windows Server 2012 computer, you get the following error: Error 0x800706BA: Failed to install Distribution Point Error 0x800706BA happens when the server that you are trying to make a distribution point cannot be connected to via WMI or doesn’t have a namespace set up. To create a […]
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Unable To Install SQLXML With vCenter Configutation Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2

When you try to install vCM on Server 2012 R2, you are unable to install SQLXML. SQLXML is a prerequisite to installing vCM on Server 2012, so this can be a problem. Also, if you download and install SQLXML manually, it doesn’t work. To fix this and install SQLXML on Server 2012 R2 (which then allows […]
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Sysinspectoidwmi Module Stopped – vCenter Configuration Manager on Server 2012 R2

When installing vCenter Configuration Manager on Server 2012 R2, you will find that you get an error saying that: The Sysinspectoidwmi module has stopped Or something along the lines of the Sysinspectoidwmi stopping. This is because vCenter Configuration Manager requires .Net 3.5 Framework to be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2, otherwise the Sysinspectoidwmi module […]
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Cannot Complete Operation Due To Concurrent Modification By Another Operation – VMware

When making a modification to a VMware VM’s settings, you get this error: Cannot complete operation due to concurrent modification by another operation. You get this error because another operation is modifying the VM you are trying to modify. In other words, another user or process (some sort of virtual machine management software?) is making […]
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How To Enable Remote Desktop Remotely

Sometimes you need to enable remote desktop remotely. There are a few ways you can enable remote desktop remotely, here are a few: From an ILO session if using an HP server From an elevated command prompt, run this command: reg add “\\<servername>\hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 Via GPO Of course, don’t […]
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What Is VMware Misc.SIOControlFlag2?

What is VMware Misc.SIOControlFlag2? Misc.SIOControlFlag2 is used by VMware ESXi hosts to keep track of Storage IO Control (SIOC) usage. If you’re not using SIOC, then the setting doesn’t have any impact on your environment. If you are using SIOC, then Misc.SIOControlFlag2 is used by the vCenter to know about the activity on volumes from hosts (specifically, it […]
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Test Connection. Invalid Application Path – IIS

When you test a connection from an IIS application (website), you get this error: Test Connection Invalid application path To fix the Invalid application path error, try the following: Change the Connect As to an administrator account Ignore the error Delete the bindings for the application, recreate them and try again Check that the credentials are set […]
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How To Shutdown (Or Restart) Multiple Computers Remotely Using A Batch File

Here’s a really clever way to shutdown (or restart) multiple computers remotely using a batch file. It’s clever because it takes a list of computers from Excel and uses a batch file to shutdown or restart them remotely. To shutdown multiple computers remotely: Create a list of computer in a column in Microsoft Excel In […]
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