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“Already Used” status in VMware Horizon View – how to fix

When linked-clone desktops are not cleanly logged off and the “Refresh on logoff” policy is used, VMware Horizon View marks the desktop as “Already used” and blocks other users from accessing the machine. This “Already Used” state is a default VMware security feature which prevents other users from accessing the previous user’s data and allows a VMware Horizon View administrator to investigate potential […]

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Configuring Time Settings on Domain Controllers

Active Directory relies on accurate time settings on all member servers, Domain Controllers, and domain-joined workstations. When time settings are misconfigured, multiple critical Active Directory services such as replication and Kerberos authentication will fail bringing the entire Active Directory infrastructure to its knees. The following five time facts for Active Directory were copied from – […]

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ESX /tmp filling up due to ql_ima.log

Problem: VMware reports: A general system error occurred: cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time Operation failed, diagnostics report: Cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time. ls -alh /tmp shows the tmp folder as being full with ql_ima.log […]

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Windows Server 2016

Since the reveal of Technical Preview 4 in November 2015, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the official release of Windows Server 2016 is growing throughout the IT world. While no firm date has been officially announced at this time, rumors abound of a General Release date at some point in Q3 2016. Spiceworks has already […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t look like a huge step forward over 2015’s model. It’s no larger and there’s no major design overhaul – only incremental performance and camera upgrades. But, overall, it makes complete sense: it’s now the 5.1in counterpoint to the 5.5in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; it’s the phone you want if you prefer […]

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Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is an operating system from Microsoft Corporation for servers, desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, and other connected devices (i.e. Internet of Things). The OS was formally announced on September 30, 2014, in San Francisco with Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson on stage. It was released worldwide on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 […]

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Rearm the Office 2013 installation

To rearm your Office installation: Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure has the following credentials: The user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Administrators group on the KMS host computer. Close all Office 2013 applications. Open a command prompt with administrative permissions. Go to %installdir%%Program Files%Microsoft OfficeOffice15. […]

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How to find and move the Exchange Arbitration Mailboxes

The Exchange System (Arbitration) Mailboxes, like ‘Discovery Search’ are created on the first Exchange server installed in the organization. If you need to remove a database or uninstall Exchange you will need to move the arbitration mailboxes to a different database or different server, respectively. Command to search all databases for the arbitration mailboxes: get-mailboxdatabase […]

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