Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Virtual Machines goes to Black Screen on VMware workstation while booting (Windows 10)

Shutdown the VM

Right Click on the VM and Select Settings

Select Display from Hardware Tab. Disable Accelerate 3D graphics by untick the check box

Click OK and Turn the VM on.

The machine will not go to blank/black screen

Monday, July 10, 2017

Netapp Software Download Location

Go to http://mysupport.netapp.com//NOW/cgi-bin/software/

Once you log in, the below screen will be presented

Select the platform and click Go

Click view and download the version you want

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Failed To Enumerate Objects In The Container on Windows Server 2012

Message which pops up when you try changing the permission on a folder or file

I am assuming that the folder or file is on your file server.

There are multiple ways you can change the permission of a folder or file. You can try UNC to the share or RDP into the server where your file or folder resides.

IMP: Make sure the account you use to login to the server has appropriate rights to make changes to folder and file permissions

In a production environment, we use our non-admin username to log on to the desktop machine, in that case if you try to change permission via UNC you will get the same Security Error

So make sure you RDP into the server with your domain admin credentials to change permission of the folder or file

Right click on the folder, select properties and go to the security tab

Click on Advanced 

Click on the Change next to owners

Select the account you want to give permission to the folder

Tick the boxes to replace the owner and replace all child object permission

Press yes on the windows security warning. It will start taking ownership of the folder and files

If you want to take ownership of the multiple folders and files, it is easy to take ownership of the parent directory

Close and reopen the security properties of the folder and confirm that the security permissions are applied.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

My Experience with SCCM 2012 Error codes

0x80041017 - Invalid WMI query, Please check queries used for driver installation
0x80091007 - Faulty RAM or RAM type mismatch
0x80070070 - Not enough disk space, try Diskpart and clean
0x00004005 - Generic Error - One of the windows application could be the cause.Please check SMSTS.log, Check Date and Time in BIOS, Check Disk Space
0x00004005 - If the error comes up while capturing the image, please check sysprep time limitation (3 times)
0x80070002 - Make sure an account is specified that can access the network locations under sites - >Configure site components -> software distribution -> Network Access Account

Friday, June 30, 2017

Use PowerShell to find local administrator password of a computer which uses MS LAPS

You can open Powershell as administrator from domain controller or from a client machine which has RSAT installed.

If you are using an older version of powershell make sure you import active directory module by typing 

Get-module Activedirectory 

Run the below command to get the ms-Mcs-AdmPwd 

Get-ADComputer -identity computername -properties * | Select-Object -Property ms-Mcs-AdmPwd

Setup password for PXE in SCCM 2012

PXE Password make sure that users accidentally deploy Operating System on their machines

To setup password on PXE server in SCCM 2012, go to administration section

Select Distribution Points, Right click on the PXE Distribution server and select properties

Tick the box ‘Require a password when computers use PXE’

Install SCCM Client on machines Automatically

Open SCCM Console, Select Administration and expand Overview, select sites

Click on settings and select Client Installation Settings

Select Client Push Installation from Client installation settings

Select Enable Automatic Site-Wide Client push installation

Depend on your environment, select the system types. Click Apply and OK

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Device/User Collections not updating in SCCM 2012

Go to Administration section in SCCM console and select Hierarchy Configuration under Overview

Expand Hierarchy Configuration and select Discovery Methods

Right click on AD user Discovery\ System discovery and select properties

Click on the star  to add the path

Click on browse and select the computer/user Organisational Unit

You can see the entry in the Active Directory containers section

Right click on the AD system/user discovery and run full discovery

Monday, June 26, 2017

How to setup email signature in Outlook Web App

1) Click on the settings icons on the right hand top corner of Outlook Web App

2)      Click on ‘Options’ from the dropdown list.

3)    Select settings 

4) Select Mail Tab

         5)    Type in the signature details and select the option ‘Automatically include my signature on
            messages I send’

6)      Click save at the bottom of the Mail Tab

Enable Legacy Boot on New HP Machines.

You will see Enable legacy boot option is grayed out under BIOS Boot options and No options to enable legacy boot under secure boot configuration

To fix this issue.

Create a BIOS administrator Password under security and then save and reboot

Go to BIOS and under Advanced - > Secure Boot Configuration - > Select the option Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable

This will enable PXE Boot

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Install PowerCLI module in Powershell

Install Power CLI module in Powershell

1) Uninstall older version of PowerCLI from Add/Remove Programs

2) Remove the folders related to Old powerCLi installations

3) Check version of powershell using $psversiontable

4) Check any version is of PowerCLI is still in the system using ‘get-module  vmware* -listavailable’

5) Find the PowerCLI module in the powershell repository using Find-module vmware.powerCLI

6)Update nugget provider version if necessary

7) Install the module using ‘install-module –name VMware.PowerCLI –scope allusers (or currentuser)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Connect to Azure Subscription using Powershell


Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer
Click the free download

Add Microsoft Azure for Powershell

Click on Install
Once installed open Powershell (NB – you don’t have to import any azure module. It is already installed)
Type  Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile

Enter email address used for Azure registration

Save the Subscription file

After you’ve saved the file to your system run the following command to import it. Once the file imports you will have connectivity from PowerShell to your Azure subscription.
PS C:> Import- AzurePublishSettingsFile c:\location\filename.publishsettings

Now you can run all of your Azure tasks via PowerShell instead of the console. 

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