Configuration

Active Sync Error 85010014 OTA with Exchange 2003

Recently, we renumbered a client’s network to reduce broadcast traffic and introduced two new redundant internet connections. Everything seemed fine in the initial testing, and we all went home.

The next day, when we were sifting through the fallout tickets, there was a recurring theme–Windows Mobile devices were no longer synchronizing.… [ Continue reading ]

Information

Rebuild a Corrupt WMI Repository

From time to time, many administrators have found themselves faced with a corrupt WMI repository. Here’s a quick fix. Copy/paste into a .bat file and run on the affected computer.

NET STOP WINMGMT /y

RD /S /Q C:\Windows\system32\wbem\Repository

%windir%\system32\rundll32 wbemupgd,UpgradeRepository

FOR %%i in (%windir%\system32\wbem\*.dll)
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Configuration

Dell DRAC Virtual Media Plugin Problems

Symptoms

  • Trying to access the “Virtual Media” section of a DRAC console
  • Client is Windows 2008
  • When accessing “Virtual Media,” get prompted to accept ActiveX control; accept, and get redirected to login page

Solution

  1. Open Internet Explorer, Tools > Internet Options; select Intranet, and select “Automatically detect Intranet network”
  2. Open %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
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hardware

How Window Autotuning breaks with Check Point SmartDefense

All That’s Unholy with Check Point SmartDefense

A few months ago, I ran into a problem when copying large files between two tiers of a network in one of our datacenters. I was doing a hardware upgrade on some Hyper-V hosts in a DMZ and was copying the images to a backup server while I swapped out hardware components in the Hyper-V hosts.… [ Continue reading ]