Addressing errors when using vRA 7.4 Guest Agent

Having upgraded my vRA instance in my HomeLab to 7.4 not long after it GA'd, I recently decided to create some nice, new templates as well. You know, latest patches, hardware, basic config etc. I won't bore you with exactly how I installed Windows, patched it or configured it. The relevant part of the process to this article was the installation of the [...]

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Speed Cameras

Why oh why do people slow down for speed cameras? On a dual carriageway with a central reservation the speed limit is 70mph. A speed camera on this road will only take your [...]

Remote Shutdown with PowerShell

Here's the scenario: You've just hit shut down in your remote desktop session. You're logged off Windows Server 2003 and your RDP session is closed. You wait a while and try [...]

Windows 2003 Cluster failover email

I've lost track of the number of clusters that I have implemented or supported over the last few years. With each edition of Windows server that comes out clustering has [...]

Beginning with Storage vMotion

Storage vMotion was introduced with ESX 3.5 about a year ago but for various reasons I've never had the opportunity or need to use it until now. The project that required its [...]