The System Center Virtual Machine Manager service terminated unexpectedly

September 19, 2013

You have a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and you reboot the server or restart the Virtual Machine Manager VMMService service and receive the error : The Virtual Machine Manager service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this x time(s). Service Control Manager EventID 7034 Resolution: In this case we've changed the Regional Format […]

Rogue DHCP detection

September 24, 2013

If you need to find the active DHCP servers in your network we recommend using the tool described here:

Synchronize time with external NTP server on Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 R2

January 28, 2015

Check the time difference between the server and the external NTP source: w32tm /stripchart /   Start CMD.EXE with Administrative permissions, and run the following: net stop w32time w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:"" w32tm /config /reliable:yes net start w32time

Exchange 2010 SP3 installation fails on SBS 2011

February 8, 2015

You install Exchange 2010 SP3 on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011). The update fails at the Hub Transport role with the error below: Hub Transport Role Failed Error: The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();           Write-ExchangeSetupLog -Info "Creating SBS certificate";           $thumbprint = [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::GetValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\Networking", "LeafCertThumbPrint", $null);           if (! [System.String]::IsNullOrEmpty($thumbprint))           […]

IPSec Site-to-Site VPN between Fortigate and Mikrotik

April 17, 2015

Hi, If you are searching documentation on how to create a Site-to-Site IPSec VPN between a Fortigate and a Mikrotik router you found the right blog post. Below are the complete steps. Equipment used: Fortigate 60D, firmware v5.2.0. Internal LAN IP: Mikrotik RB2011UiAS. Internal LAN IP: Configure the Mikrotik: Create a NAT accept […]

Windows Server Backup Error – low disk space error (error code 2155348010)

September 23, 2015

Windows Server Backup (WSB) was introduced with Server 2008, replacing the functionality of NTBackup in earlier versions of windows.  WSB uses automatic space and version management, so in theory there should be no need to manually clear old backups to make space for the new ones.  Of course the difference between theory and practice is […]