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I had to hold a training and decided to recycle some (relatively) old hosts and have them installed with vSphere 6.5.0d and most important vSAN 6.6 as I had 4 hosts, each with 5 SSDs I thought I was lucky

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Amazon WorkSpaces Windows Client Registration service

I normally use for work at least 2 physical devices so I’m not affected too much about any hardware or software malfunction. I work with a lot of customers and I’m using my personal devices for work, so I always get

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This edition cannot be upgraded – How to activate Windows Server 2016 Evaluation

    I happen to have more than a couple of dozens Windows Server VMs in my HomeDC, starting with Server 2003 and ending with (the gorgeous) Server 2016. I tested 2016 along with various products (including XenDesktop, Horizon View,

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How to delete orphaned VMs on VMware vCenter 6.5

Before VMware vCenter 6.5, deleting orphaned VMs was really easy. You just needed to connect with the VMware vSphere Client (the fat client) to the vCenter server, create a new folder, move the broken stuff in it, and delete the

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VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – failed to boot – Failed to start Network Service

If you ever encounter an issue with the vCenter server that’s so bad that the server itself doesn’t start, well try the following: fsck -fy /dev/mapper/log_vg-log If it tells you that it fixed something, just press CTRL+D and let the

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Click and Right click not working on Windows 10 Start Menu

I found out the hard way, that by removing the AppX software packages that come pre-installed in Windows 10, the “immersive” shell might not work as supposed. To be more precise, clicking and right-clicking the Start Menu will not do

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VpxClient has stopped working

1. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher 2. Edit as Administrator VpxClient.exe.config 3. Add the following lines in a new line, prefferably after </appSettings>: <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”> <supportedRuntime version=”v4.0″/> </startup>

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No right click on desktop after hiding desktop icons in Windows 10 build 10547

Hey folks, Today I finally found a fix for a pesky issue that was annoying me for some weeks, but didn’t had the time to fix it. So, apparently in Windows 10 build 10547 (Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview), if

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TeamViewer 10 Beta: blank screen on Windows 10 TechPreview

Add a DWORD with value 1 called DisableDuplicationAPI in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TeamViewer\ and restart service TeamViewer 10

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Citrix XenApp XenDesktop 7.5 – The current credentials have insufficient privileges to access the database server and perform the necessary operations

Hello fellow Admins, We might have a workaround for installing a new Site/DDC in your XenApp/XenDesktop farm and you can’t because of this pesky error, and also don’t want or can’t to add sysadmin permissions the database user used to

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