Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows 2012 DFS – Replication

DFS Replication is an effective way to replicate data between data centers across the building or somewhere on the other side of the world. DFS Replication uses remote differential compression (RDC) to replicate changes in a file on a block by block basis instead of replicating the entire file. This replication is very efficient even across limited bandwidth connections.… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS – Folders

This is part two of my DFS setup blog for Windows 2012.  In this post we will cover folder creation and advanced folders. Create a Folder Highlight your namespace and select new folder I am creating a folder for Shared data Add the path to the folder target – in my case its \\DFS-1\Shares Creating an… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS Namespace

So what is DFS? The DFS acronym stands for Distributed File System. DFS is a collection of files and folders. Open up Server Manager Open up Server Manager Click Manage, Add Roles and Features Click Next Click Next Select your server and click Next Expand File and Storage Services Expand File and iSCSI Services Click DFS… Read More »

VMware and the cloud

VMworld 2016 Day 1 To answer my first question, What did we learn… Not much. It was a hugely anti-climatic Keynote speak.  First we were enlightened, then we were told “On-Premise” and “Cloud” are the future. What, no year of VDI??? I have worked in the healthcare and credit card industry fields for many year. Cloud… Read More »

vCenter Database is Full

vCenter Database is Full I couple of days ago, I received a call from a customer who had a problem his vCenter server. The drive that hosted the vCenter was full. From the phone call it sounded like the full recovery opinion had been turned on. vCenter server was on Windows 2008 R2 and had the default… Read More »

Disable Device Driver Signing in Windows 10

Disable Device Driver Signing in Windows 10 I was trying to install a driver for a legacy HP plotter. Every time I tried to install the driver I got this error: Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device. Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install… Read More »

Office 365 on-premises

Warning user’s on-premises mailbox hasn’t been migrated to Exchange Online I have been working with Office 365 for the last three days.  This error provided hours of enjoyment. There is no on-premise exchange server.  So WTF! After many hours of troubleshooting I have a resolution. Remove the synchronization of the attribute msExchMailboxGuid to Office 365 We… Read More »