The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Windows Server 2008

August 30, 2010  4:21 AM

Sysinternals : TCPView Update

Posted by: Nathan Simon
awesome apps,, microsoft, sysinternals, tcpview, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

TCPView has been updated a few weeks ago, if you haven't checked out what's new, I suggest you do! TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows...

July 20, 2010  4:03 AM

P2V Conversion Fails, OS will not boot

Posted by: Nathan Simon
conversion fails, P2V fails, vconverter, vHardware, VM fails to boot, vmconverter fails to convert machine, vmware, VMware hardware 4, VMware hardware 7, vSphere 4.0 Update 2, vsphere 4.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Sometimes you get a server that fails to convert, i.e. it just won't boot. If you use a Recovery CD (Windows Server 2003/2008 Install Disk) you can see that the files are all there, but it just refuses to boot no matter what you do. Well here is what I ran into... ESX Host was ESX 4.1(same results...

June 10, 2010  3:42 AM


Posted by: Nathan Simon
netrouteview, route.exe, static route, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Here is a neat utility that i stumbled upon, when i was having routing issues on a user PC... yeah I know why would the route table be modified on a client PC, well it was for testing purposes... NetRouteView is a GUI alternative to the standard route utility (Route.exe) of Windows operating...

May 13, 2010  2:26 PM

Disable Terminal Services Beep

Posted by: Nathan Simon
beep, disablebeep, pc speaker, regedit, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

You can disable the system beep function in client rdp sessions by creating the following registry key on the Terminal Server:    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\    add a DWORD "DisableBeep" with a value of "1" You will have to restart the Terminal...

April 16, 2010  12:44 AM

Your Account is configured to prevent you from using this computer. Please Try another computer

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory Users and Computers, Log on to, user cannot login, Windows Server 2008

When a user tries to login to Windows Server 2008... Find the user in Active Directory Users and Computers, right click on the account, then click on the Account Tab of that User's Properties, click the "Log On To" button, the change the option, "The Following Computers" to "All computers" or...

December 3, 2009  9:51 PM

Solution : User Fails to Migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService, migration fails from 2003 to 2010, OutlookWebApp, Windows Server 2008

Hey Everyone I was working on an Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration and came up with an error similar to this...

Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService.MailboxReplicationTransientException: Exception details: MailboxReplicationTransientException (80040111): Mailbox database...

October 27, 2009  1:50 PM

Windows Server 2008 File Management

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Managing files in Server 2008, Open file management, server 2008 open files, Windows Server 2008

If you are looking for Open files in Windows Server 2008 you need to find Share and Storage Management. To start the tool, choose Start > Administrative Tools > Share and Storage Management, from there you can click on Manage Open Files(from...

October 6, 2009  9:29 PM

Sysinternals Suite Updates

Posted by: Nathan Simon, microsoft, msdart, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, temporary registry profiles, Windows 7, Windows 7 support, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP

New Updates to the Sysinternals Suite Process Monitor v2.7 This update to Process Monitor, a system monitoring utility, adds a new option to the process tree dialog that direct it to...

July 24, 2009  5:05 AM

vSphere 4 and Windows Server 2008

Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, paravirtualization, vSphere 4, Windows Server 2008

Here is another quick one for you all...  When creating a Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine, do not enable paravirtualization, I know you want to, but whilst using vSphere, you will not be able to install the PCI Memory Controller Interface(you will be prompted to find drivers for this device,...

July 19, 2009  6:22 PM

Sysinternals Updates

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Autoruns, microsoft, procdump, psexec, psloglist, sysinternals, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

There have been a lot of updates since i last blogged about this awesome set of tools, among those are updates to ProcDump, Autoruns, and PsLogList. The full details are here. Another thing to mention is...

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