Year: 2015

On occasion, it may be required of you to force a sync between your local AD environment and your MS Azure / Office 365 environment. By default, this value is about 3 hours. For whatever reason, you need to make …

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For CentOS, I recommend following the VMware Tools Installation Guide for Operating System Specific Packages to get your VMware Tools instead of just running it from vSphere Client. Why you ask? Well, because in following this setup routine, you can …

Installing VMware Tools the right way on CentOS 6.7! Read More »

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So back in early May 2015, (I know, like it was sooo long ago..) during the MS Ignite Conference, Microsoft released Technical Preview 2 for Server 2016. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview The installation, regardless of what you select, only installs the CORE installation …

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vCenter Single Sign by default requires the user to specify the domain when they pass their username during authenticate with vCenter. For Example : MYDOMAIN\USER1 or USER1@MYDOMAIN.COM You can eliminate the need to insert the domain in the user name …

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One of the earliest steps in troubleshooting a PC/Server is to boot into safe mode. Be it Last Known Good recovery, to uninstalling a faulty driver, this has simply been achieved by pressing the F8 key. This changed with Windows …

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You’re trying to install a new Role of Feature onto your 2012 server, and your met with this ugly screen.. This isn’t a good sight, and is normally indicative of a patch, or update in a pending reboot state. However, …

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Aero Shake is a feature that debuted in Windows 7. It allows the user to minimize all of the open windows on the desktop by grabbing and shaking one of the currently open windows. Today I came to the realization …

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