Author Archives: Brian

SCVMM: Unspecified error (0x80004005)

Today, when attempting to perform a Physical to Virtual conversion of a Windows Server 2008 R2 server, I would receive the following error upon running the system scan step: An internal error has occurred trying to contact the SERVERNAME server: … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 calculated column and hyperlink (no workflows or scripts needed)

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Often you will get a requirement like this: Create a calculated column which concatenate the url text with an existing column value. This seems to be an easy task, except one thing: SharePoint doest…

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Time Flies!

It is hard to believe my last post was back in August!  I am going to try my best to get back on here.  A lot has been going on for me and I know I will have a lot … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Scanning Domain Computers for Logged on Users

I have been using PSLoggedOn for a while now to determine who is logged on to our Domain Computers.  However, with Windows 7, this has become a harder task to accomplish.  This is because Windows 7 disables the Remote Registry … Continue reading

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Windows XP: Drives Mapped by Group Policy Preferences are not Mapping

I finally got around to converting my Login Script, written in VB, converted to use Group Policy Preferences. The conversion went quite well, however a few cases did show up where some Windows XP computers were not mapping the drives. … Continue reading

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WSUS: Workstations are not Reporting To or Receiving Windows Updates from Windows Server Update Service

If you discover that Workstations are not reporting to or receiving Windows Updates from your Windows Server Update Service, this is most likely caused by: A) Corrupt SoftwareDistribution folder B) Another Workstation having a matching SusClientId. SOLUTION To fix either … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 R2: Move Database Files to a New Location

I am in the process of decommissioning an old server. This server performed several roles, but was primarily our SQL Server. In moving a couple of the databases, they did not end up exactly where I wanted due to the … Continue reading

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