SCOM – Exchange Client Proxy Error

I was implementing System Center Operations Manager in a project at a customer for monitoring Exchange. After loading the Exchange Management Pack, a bunch of errors like these were logged: The Ehlo options for the client proxy target did not match while setting up proxy for user on inbound session 08D2F00F25C773B2. The critical non-matching options were . … Continue reading SCOM – Exchange Client Proxy Error

Excel 2016 crashes after KB3118373

Microsoft has acknowledged after releasing the October 4, 2016 update for Excel 2016 that it may cause Excel to crash, according to customer feedback. The solution to this problem is simply to remove the update in question, as per this KB article: Error message “Microsoft Excel has stopped working” after installing KB3118373 Fixes for this … Continue reading Excel 2016 crashes after KB3118373

DirectAccess Configuration Load Error

I was implementing a DirectAccess solution at a customer using Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Everything went fine with installation and configuration and I was looking forward to testing it. But after everything was done I opened the Remote Access Management Console only to be met by an error stating "Configuration Load Error. Settings … Continue reading DirectAccess Configuration Load Error

Un-installing Exchange 2013 server fails with “Setup can’t continue with the uninstall because the eseutil has open files”

So, I was at a customer uninstalling an Exchange 2013 server as the customer had finished their migration to Office 365. Went through the usual process of decommissioning the server, such as ensuring no mailboxes where left, removing arbitration boxes and so on. Got to the point where the actual uninstall could take place, and … Continue reading Un-installing Exchange 2013 server fails with “Setup can’t continue with the uninstall because the eseutil has open files”

Virtualizing domain controllers used to be a big no-no…

So, I've been away from blogging for a while. Work has kept me busy during the day and my little daughter, which came last year, did the same at night 🙂 But for this post I'd like to tackle the issue of virtualizing a domain controller. In the past this could cause some rather unforeseen … Continue reading Virtualizing domain controllers used to be a big no-no…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Clustered File System…

Today I'm gonna write about something called Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and as usual, the stories that are told by Vmware. When I talk to Vmware customers these days, one of the stories I hear (out of many) is that Hyper-V does not have a clustered file system that makes it possible to share storage … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Clustered File System…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Performance

With this post, I'm continuing my series on the myths surrounding Hyper-V that I encounter in my workdays. Previously, I've written about Transparent Page Sharing, Memory overcommit and disk footprint. Today I'm gonna write about another major issue I hear from customers, namely performance, and one that is completely understandable. Everyone can relate to wanting … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Performance