Entries by Mike Khzouz

Shortcuts disappearing – Windows 7 desktop – Network drives

If shortcuts including network drives links are disappearing randomly from Windows 7 Desktops, here what you can do to address issue: 1)) Apply the following hotfix from Microsoft http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix385439/7600/free/441224_intl_x64_zip.exe   2)) Disable “System Maintenance troubleshooter” Control Panel.  Go to Control panel In control Panel (Change view to  Category).  Under System and Security, click Find and fix problems. […]

Veeam error – Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder [] already exists

You are getting this error in Veeam replication. ———- Processing Server01 Error: Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder [] already exists Details Preparing replica VM Error: Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder [] already exists Error: Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder [] already exists —– Solutions: […]

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Administrator Password

How to reset Windows 7/XP administrator forgotten password: Download the following tool. http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/usb140201.zip Unzip and copy all unzipped content to the usb Run command line as admin Change drive to the usb drive. If it is e: E: Enter Type e:syslinux -ma e: Boot from USB drive now to reset password

Database is mandatory on UserMailbox. Property Name: Database

When you try to install the mailbox role of Exchange 2010 while upgrading from Exchange 2003, you get “Database is mandatory on UserMailbox. Property Name: Database…” and installation fails. Also when you open up Exchange Management Console or Exchange Powershell: VERBOSE: Connecting to myserver.domain.internal [myserver.domain.internal] Processing data from remote server failed with the following error […]

How to backup VMs

  If you are looking to backup virtual machines of Hyper-v or VMWare and looking for a free software to do it, you might want to consider Veeam (www.Veeam,com).  One of the features that wont be available since you will be using the free edition is being able to schedule backup Jobs from within Veeam. […]

How to build HTTP and HTTPS polices to use Webblocker and deny access based on Source IP Network/address or IP range

This is a quick published article that doesn’t include much detail but will give you very helpful hints. WatchGuard uses Proxy settings to achieve such resolution. WatchGuard can act as a proxy to intercept HTTP/HTTPS requests in order to allow or deny access to sites based on source or destination networks or ports according to […]

HP EliteBook Screen issue

HP EliteBook 8440P Screen Flickers – Ambient Light Sensor:   Had this laptop with Windows 7 and sent twice to HP to fix and replace the display and every time it came back I had the same issue with the screen flickering. The following seems to have fixed it. 1- Download and apply the latest […]

Backup Exec VSS Error

Windows Server 2008 R2 – Backup Exec 2010 / 12.5 – AOFO: Initialization failure on: “\\SERVER01\Microsoft Information Store\Information Store”. Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). V-79-10000-11226 – VSS Snapshot error. The Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshot provider selected returned: “Unexpected provider error”. Ensure that all provider services are […]