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Cannot Deploy Template / Orphaned Template

Right click on your orphaned template Select “Remove from Inventory” From the host you would like the template to reside on… Select you host Select the “Configuration” tab Select “Storage” under the Hardware pane Double click on the storage device in the right pane..this will bring up the “Datastore Browser” Browse to your orphaned template’s […]

How do I disable Exchange Server 2003 minor link-state changes?

Exchange 2003 can detect link state changes, notify other Exchange servers about the changes, and advise them to use other routes. A minor state change is when a link is detected as either available or unavailable. The notification actually sends the entire state table. A major state change is an administrator-made manual routing change, such […]

Windows Update Error 0xC80003FB

Click Start, select Run, type in: services.msc then press enter Now look for the Automatic Updates Service, right click it and choose to stop Click Start, select Run, type in: %windir%SoftwareDistribution then press enter Open the Datastore folder and delete its contents. Click Start, select Run, type in: type services.msc then press enter Now look […]

Can I still use Microsoft Virtual Server or Microsoft Virtual PC to test Windows Server 2008 clustering?

Virtual Server has commonly created a shared disk over the emulated SCSI controller to use for clustered storage. However, Server 2008 clustering doesn’t support parallel SCSI. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Server 2008 clustering supports the majority node set model, which means a cluster doesn’t need shared storage. Server 2008 […]

What is the /admin switch in Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC) for Windows 2008 and Vista?

Although the /console switch no longer has any effect on Server 2008 and Vista Terminal Server connections, a new switch called the /admin switch has a similar effect when you use it to connect to a Server 2008 server with the  Terminal Services role. When you use this switch with MSTSC, connections don’t consume Terminal […]

How can I rename a file with todays date?

You can use this simple batch file to rename a file and append today’s date: set Day=%Date:~0,2% set Mth=%Date:~3,2% set Yr=%Date:~6,4% rename c:test.log test_%Day%-%Mth%-%Yr%.log

I changed the IP address of a server running the SMTP service, but I can’t send mail to it locally. What’s the problem?

t’s common to install the SMTP service on servers that require limited mail-sending capabilities–for example, on a Microsoft SharePoint server. I recently had a problem in which the box got a new IP address, and at that point the services that used the SMTP service could no longer send email. The problem was that the […]

How can I pre-cache the Microsoft Office 2007 installation files?

Office 2007 uses the MSOCACHE folder as part of its core installation and functionality process. The folder is typically populated during the Office 2007 installation. However, to avoid network activity during installation, you can accomplish a pre-cache by performing the following steps. (Use caret brackets in place of the square brackets.) 1. From the network […]

What’s the new transaction log size in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007?

The transaction log size in Exchange 2007 is now 1MB instead of 5MB, which was the transaction log size for Exchange 2003. The reason for the size reduction is related to the new log shipping clustering technologies in Exchange 2007. The smaller the log file means a smaller amount of data loss because you can’t […]