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

Max Concurrent API reached alert in SCOM 2012…

Over the last couple of months I've implemented a couple of Operations Manager solutions at customers where they all use the Windows Server Management Pack version 6.0.7026.0 This management pack includes a new monitor where it monitors how many secure channels are created to a domain controller when authenticating users using NTLM pass-through. In Windows … Continue reading Max Concurrent API reached alert in SCOM 2012…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Disk footprint…

I'm continuing my posts tackling the myths that I meet when talking to customers about Hyper-V. I've previously written about Transparent Page Sharing and Memory overcommit. For today's post, I'm gonna talk about hypervisor disk footprint. One of the things I hear mentioned from customers when comparing ESXi to Hyper-V is disk footprint. I've heard … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Disk footprint…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Memory overcommit…

As I wrote previously, I've decided to tackle some of the myths and lies that surround Hyper-V as I hear them from either customers or Vmware sales reps. Previously, I've written about Transparent Page Sharing and why it isn't useful anymore. For this article, I'm going to talk about the Memory Overcommit feature from the … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Memory overcommit…