How to Create-Run a Microsoft Support Diagnostics Package

How to create the SDP Open https://home.diagnostics.support.microsoft.com/SelfHelp/?wa=wsignin1.0 Verify if the server has any of the listed MS apps like SQL or Hyper-V and search for them Search/Click Baseline Reports Diagnostic … Continue Reading →


How to Fix Windows Server Booting to Blank Screen with Mouse Pointer

Method Boot to recovery mode (use eval iso) Might need to boot to LCC, OS Deployment no RAID setup on a Dell server to get the OEMDRV partition for PERC … Continue Reading →


PowerShell One Liners

Display Server Information get-wmiobject -class win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object -Property CSName,ProductType,Caption,Version,OSArchitecture,CSDVersion Display all installed Roles and Features on 2012 Server Import-module servermanager ; Get-WindowsFeature | where-object {$_.Installed -eq $True} | Sort-Object FeatureType, DisplayName | format-list DisplayName,FeatureType Displays events for who shut down … Continue Reading →


How to Configure NTP in Nutanix

NTP Best Practice: It is best practice to be in sync with your organization’s Active Directory infrastructure Primary Domain Controller, however it is better to sync to the same time … Continue Reading →


How to Configure a Nutanix Hyper-V Setup for Cluster to Cluster Live Migration with SCVMM

I have been asked this many times and I have not seen any blog articles on it so I decided to write one. Problem: To be able to Live Migrate VMs … Continue Reading →


How to get your Ryobi battery replaced

If your Ryobi battery is less than 3 years old then they will replace it for free!!! Here’s how it works: Find you purchase receipt. If you do not have … Continue Reading →


Windows Server Backup Fails with Event ID: 521 “There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location.”

Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup Date: 7/15/2016 4:44:09 PM Event ID: 521 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: server1 Description: The backup operation that started at ‘‎2016‎-‎07‎-‎15T20:44:03.429000000Z’ … Continue Reading →


How to fix “Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file” errors

Ever see this error Status: 0x0000428 Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. Reboot and start tapping F8 once you see the BIOS logo Arrow down to … Continue Reading →


How to Find Where My Account Locked Out

1. To find the Machine that is locking the account out Use the Account Lockout Status (LockoutStatus.exe) tool to find the Domain Controller where it locked out https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15201 Logon to that DC and filter … Continue Reading →


How to Configure Time in a Windows Active Directory Environment

Purpose This article is meant to be used to configure time properly in a Windows Active Directory (AD) environment. It is divided up by the roles of the Domain Controllers in … Continue Reading →