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Windows: Cannot activate Intels Smart Response Technology

Hi,

a customer of mine has bought a new PC (Fujitsu Esprimo P956 E94+) with an 256GB SSD and 5TB Harddisk and he wants to use the SSD as accelerater (Write/Read cache) for the 5TB Disk.

Newer Intel Chipsets support such a configuration. It is called Smart Response Technology.
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Windows: Install a feature which is in State “removed”

Hi,

if a windows feature is in Install State removed, in this example the .NET Framework on Server 2012 R2.

PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature *net*

Display Name                          Name                       Install State
------------                          ----                       -------------
.....
            [ ] ASP.NET 3.5           Web-Asp-Net                    Available
            [ ] ASP.NET 4.5           Web-Asp-Net45                  Available
[ ] .NET Framework 3.5 Features       NET-Framework-Features         Available
    [ ] .NET Framework 3.5 (inc....)  NET-Framework-Core             Removed
    [ ] HTTP Activation               NET-HTTP-Activation            Available
    [ ] Non-HTTP Activation           NET-Non-HTTP-Activ             Available
....

and if you try to install you’ll get an error message:
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Powershell: Error while calling the SaveAs Method of some Office Applications

Hi,

if you tried to save a word or excel document as another format you got an error. For example, if you want to convert a CSV File to a Excel workbook and save it in Excel 95/97/2003 format.

[reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.Office.InterOp.Excel")
$oExcel = New-Object -ComObject "Excel.Application"
$sCSVFile="D:\temp\ImportFile.csv"
$oExcel.Visible = $true
$oCSVWorkbook=$oExcel.Workbooks.Add()
$oExcel.Workbooks.OpenText($sCSVFile)
$oCSVWorkbook.SaveAs("D:\temp\test.xls",[Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlFileFormat]::xlExcel9795)
Exception calling "SaveAs" with "1" argument(s): "SaveAs method of Workbook class failed"
At D:\test\CSV2Excel.ps1:29 char:20
+ $xl_workbook.SaveAs <<<< ("D:\Temp\test.xls")
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ComMethodTargetInvocation

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Windows: Error: Cannot read from the source file or disk, Could not find this item. This is no longer locate…

Hi,

difficult Windows issue today. A user had the problem that he could not delete a Folder (C:\Temp\orders) , also renaming or moving is not possible. The same behaviour with the command line tools rmdir, ren and move.
The folder was created from Excel with a vba macro.

Error message: Cannot read from source file or disk

The error message was: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
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VMware vCenter: Howto add an Active Directory Domain as SSO Identity Source and using system session credentials

Attention: If plan a update to VMware vSphere/vCenter 5.1.0 Update 1. Currently this version contains a bug which prevents User from Login. VMware is working on an Fix. See KB2050941

=> Bug is solved in 5.1.0 Update 1a

Hi everybody,

since VMware vCenter 5.1 a new service SSO, the Single Sign On Service,  handles the authentication for all logons. The advantage is that multiple authentication sources are possible. For example Local User and groups, OpenLDAP Directory Services and of course Microsofts Active Directory.

This post is related to vCenter Version 5.1.0b and describes how to add an Active Directory Domain as Identity source and get this running by using the “Reuse session” Authentication Type. The last one is the tricky part :-).

Let us start. Start the vSphere WebClient with a login which owns the appropriate rights, for example admin@system-domain or any other user who owsn has the SSO administrator privileges, and navigate to Administration/Sign On and Discovery/Configration. In the default configuration two identity sources are added by default. The SSO database and the user management of the local server.

To add an Active Directory as identity source the following informations are required

  • The Domain fully qualified domain name
  • The Domains NetBIOS Name
  • At least one domain controller
  • The Base DN for the users and groups

The attached powershell script GetSSOParameters.ps1 should determine this for your domain. You must start the script with the fully qualified domain name as parameter. Try it!

PS c:\>GetNetBiosDomainName.ps1 yourdomain.com
Basic Config for VMware SSO Identity source
NAME: YOURDOMAIN
Primary Server: ldap://domaincontroller1.yourdomain.com
Secondary Server: ldap://domaincontroller2.yourdomain.com
BaseDN Users: DC=yourdomain,DC=com
Domain: yourdomain.com
Domain Alias: YOURDOMAIN
BaseDN Groups: DC=yourdomain,DC=com

If you have the necessary information you can add the Identity source. See Screenshot below. First try to add by specifing a Username and a password which have the rights to query the Active Directory

VMware SSO Identity Source with “Password” option

Press the Test Connection Button and normally this return that the connection is successfully established. Continue reading VMware vCenter: Howto add an Active Directory Domain as SSO Identity Source and using system session credentials