Author Archives: Dave Liefbroer

‘the selected driver is not applicable to any platforms’ when importing Dell WinPE CAB

While trying to setup our new OSD we couldn’t get the network up while in WinPE. We had already imported the latest WinPE driver CAB from Dell, but still we were not seeing any NIC’s within WinPE. I tried to import the drivers manually instead of using the Dell tools and got errors for a […]

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Rename a VM and its files

Just a quick tip: to rename a VM and all VM files (vmx, vmdk and such), shut down the VM, rename it then migrate it to another host and make sure you migrate to another datastore.

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OCS 2007 R2: Error with Group Expansion

Our OCS client gave an unknown error when trying to expand Distribution Groups. After lots of searching I found this http://blogs.technet.com/greganth/archive/2009/03/26/office-communicator-error-message-received-when-expanding-a-group-distribution-list.aspx. After trying this we still had the issue. So after finding out that you can test groupexpansion when connecting to the DG URL from the OCS server itself (localhost), I got an error message. […]

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VMware CDP returns localhost

In a Cisco network it’s possible to check a connected device using CDP. By default an ESXi server uses the listen setting for CDP. This enables you to see to which switch and port your host is connected in the VI Client. Because we have a Cisco network we decided to also let the hosts […]

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VMware: Maintenance mode stalls

The last weeks I’ve been working to get a VMware environment up and running in good shape. Since the hosts wouldn’t go into maintenance mode because the virtual machines couldn’t get migrated of the hosts. VMotion did actually work.

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Web 2.0 in business (part 1)

We recently had a workshop about Web 2.0 and the New World of Work. Which made me rethink Web 2.0 and what I know about it, but also it made me think about what possibilities Web 2.0 brings to business. Since I want to talk about a lot here, this will be a multipart post. […]

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