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vCSA warning: The /storage/xxx filesystem is low on disk space or inodes

Problem The webinterface of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance shows the following warning message: The /storage/xxx filesystem is low on disk space or inodes Solution Check the free space of the vCSA using SSH and the command df –h. See VMware KB article for explanation about which VMDK is used for corresponding mount points. Increase the disk size of the… Read more »

Create SAN certificate request for IIS web servers

Open certificate MMC snap-in on the server. Click on “Personal” -> “All Tasks” -> “Advanced Operations” -> “Create custom request” Click “Next” on the certificate enrollment wizard. Select “Proceed without enrollment policy” and click “Next”. Choose “(No template) CNG key” and “PKCS #10” as request format and click “Next”. On the certificate information page, click on “Details” and the click… Read more »

How to install Cumulative Update on Lync 2013 servers

Download Cumulative Update Please download the most recent Cumulative Update. Update Lync Frontend servers Log on the the first Front-End server with an account with proper permissions and run the Lync Server Management Shell Run the following command: Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState Stop all Lync services: Stop-CsWindowsService –Graceful Check if all services are stopped or if any calls are still active, running… Read more »

Adding Google as IE search provider

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Problem With Windows Update KB3038314 Microsoft “introduced” the problem, that you’re no longer able to add new search providers to Internet Explorer. Solution Solution 1 Uninstall Windows Update with no. KB3038314. Restart your computer. Now try to add Google search to IE. It should work. Visit Windows Update and reinstall the update. Solution 2 Copy the text below, save… Read more »

Patch VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.x

Short instructions Search for “VC 6.0.0” patch on the download page Download the corresponding ISO files. Upload the ISO files to a VMware storage and mount it to the VCSA virtual appliance. Connect with “root” to the VCSA shall using putty and run the following command: software-packages install –-iso Follow the instructions on the shell. Reboot the virtual appliance… Read more »

Error: sysimage.fault.SSLCertificateError

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Problem You receive the following error message, if you start vSphere Client. Cause The certificate of the vCenter server may have been changed/replaced. You’ll need to re-register vSphere Update Manager with vCenter. Solution Open “VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe” in “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager”. Enter credentials for the vCenter server and press “Login”. Go to “Re-register to vCenter Server”, enter your credentials again and… Read more »

Backup and restore Shares and NTFS permissions

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Backup shares (GUI) Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe). Open the following registry location: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares Right-click “Shares” key and select “Export”. Give it any filename you prefer such as “SharePermissions.reg”. Backup shares (Command) Open command prompt. Type the following command: reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares SharePermissions.reg Restore shares Double-click the exported file named “SharePermissions.reg” OR Type the following command: reg import SharePermissions.reg Backup NTFS… Read more »