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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  […]

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Certification

Passed the VMware VCP-410 exam!

Yesterday I’ve passed the VMware VCP-410 exam! Now I’m VCP3, VCP4 and Hyper-V certified 🙂 I’ve taken the VMware vShpere: What’s new course to learn about the new features in vSphere. The exam wasn’t very difficult but it had a lot of questions, 85 to be exactly. Beside the course I‘ve used the following materials to prepare myself for the exam: vReference vSphere4 card by Forbes Guthrie VMware vSphere 4 Configuration Maximums My home lab Cheers! – Marek.Z

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ESX 3.5

Kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server.

If you want to kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server and it cannot be turned off with the vmware-cmd stop hard command then try the following: Logon the ESX server as Root and type: #vm-support –x to find the VMID of the unresponsive VM. Next, type: #vm-support –X <VMID> to kill the VM. Answer the questions as desired and wait until the ESX server finishes the job. Cheers! – Marek.Z

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Log in as Administrator on a RD Session Host when the host is a member of RD Connection Broker group.

Lately, I came across a strange issue after setting up a new Windows Remote Desktop Services farm running Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers. When accessing a RD Session Host through RDP on the hosts’ NetBIOS, FQDN or IP address as Administrator, I was redirected to an another RD Session Host. Logically, because the RD Connection Broker has load balanced the request. Anyway, I still wasn’t able to login as Administrator on the RD Session host, even when using […]

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Exchange 2007

Export and Import Mailbox data to a PST file on Exchange Server 2007.

This procedure describes how to export all mailboxes from one Exchange Server to a PST files and how to import the PST files to another Exchange Server in a different domain. Before you begin make sure that: You have a computer that has Outlook 2003 (SP2) or 2007, Exchange 2007 Management Tools (32-bit version), PowerShell and .NET Framework installed Logon with an account that has Exchange Server Administrator and Local Administrator rights You have full […]