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Delete invalid entry from the boot configuration data store on Windows Server 2008 (R2).

Recently I came across the following issue on a HP DL380 G5 server with freshly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 (click on the picture for a larger image). I have no idea what caused this. Probably an unfinished Windows installation or something. Anyway, it was annoying me 🙂 so I decided to remove the invalid boot configuration identifier from the boot configuration data store. When logged in with an Administrator account, start the command prompt. […]

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Configure Jumbo Frames on Hardware iSCSI HBA in ESX 4.

Before you begin, check the names of the vmhba adapters on your ESX server. From the vSphere Client go to Configuration tab and click on Storage Adapters. Now, to set Jumbo Frame support (MTU 9000) on your hardware iSCSI HBA, follow these steps: Login as Root user on your ESX server. Type: #esxcfg-hwiscsi –j enable <vmhba#> If successful, you should get the “MTU size successfully set to : 9000” message. To verify the change type: #esxcfg-hwiscsi –l  <vmhba#> All done! Cheers! […]

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Acrobat Reader crashes in Internet Explorer with MSVCR80.dll.

I got this error in the Application Event log every time a user wanted to open a pdf file from the Internet Explorer on several brand new Windows Server 2008 RDS hosts. Acrobat tries to open a pdf file in the Internet browser but crashes. I’ve solved this by disabling the browser integration in Acrobat Reader by running the following command from the login script: REG ADD “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAdobeAcrobat Reader9.0Originals” /v “bBrowserIntegration” /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f  […]