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vSphere “Operation failed, diagnostics report: A vmkernel nic for the connection point already exists.” when migrating vmkernel from vSwitch to dvSwitch (cisco Nexus 1000v)

When trying to migrate a ¬†vmkernel from a vSwitch to a Nexus 1000v switch I got the error: Operation failed, diagnostics report: A vmkernel nic for the connection point already exists. The problem was that I could not see this … Continue reading

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How to time a command in Powershell

Sometimes it is useful to know how long a command or script uses to complete. This is how you do it in Powershell. Measure-Command -Expression { dir } Days : 0 Hours : 0 Minutes : 0 Seconds : 0 … Continue reading

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Change HPE BladeSystem Onboard Administrator key length

If you got version 3.56 or newer of HPE BladeSystem Onboard Administrator you can change the key length via. cli. SSH into your OA and run the following command (in this case it will set the key length to 2048) … Continue reading

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Skype for Business: User can’t see precense on other users if they have not added him to contacts

I came across a problem where a Skype for Business (SfB) user didn’t see the presence on other users if they had not added him to their contacts. Solution Renamed the lync\SfB-profile on the user’s computer: It should be a … Continue reading

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New-MailboxExportRequest error on NetApp share. Workaround.

When I tried using New-MailboxExportRequest to export a mailbox to a .pst file I kept getting this error: New-MailboxExportRequest -FilePath “\\server.domain.com\mailboxexport$\billy.pst” -MailBox “billy” The server or share name specified in the path may be invalid, or the file could be … Continue reading

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KMS activation of Windows 10 in Windows Server 2012 R2

First of all you need to find the correct KMS key. You should not use the Windows 10 KMS key that you find in the download section of Microsoft Volume Licensing Center. To find the correct key you need to … Continue reading

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Chrome extension to open link in Google`s cache database

I made my first Chrome extension yesterday. This extension is used to open a link in googles cache database. In some situations this extension can be used to bypass pay walls of websites. Usage: Right click a link and chose … Continue reading

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VMware: A general system error occurred: No connection could be mande because the target machine actively refused it.

I ran in to this error today in my vSphere environment when I tried to power on a virtual machine. Power On virtuel machine A general system error occurred: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused … Continue reading

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Change device name of a SPK-B bluetooth audio module

I bought the¬†BLK-MD-SPK-B for the possibility to change the device name with an AT-command. But when I got it hooked up UART it turned out that the change name command did not work. Bad luck. The way to change the … Continue reading

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