We were getting the following error after a migration to Exchange 2010 from 2003 which indicated that Exchange was still looking for the old server.
Event: Microsoft Exchange cannot find a route to the source transport server or home MTA server
The problem is during the migration the old server didn’t get pulled from Active Directory correctly so there were still settings that caused Exchange to believe that there was another MTA available… Continue reading

This was a real pain and we ended up having to call Microsoft and spend several hours to resolve what seem to be a simple issue.  When running dcdiag you get an error that the NCSecDesc test failed with:
 Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn’t have     Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set  access rights for the naming context:  DC=cosgro,DC=com
Normally running adprep /rodcprep at the command line would correct… Continue reading

[Solved] ESX VM shutdown stopped at 95% – VM fails to restart

On February 13, 2013, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

We have several customers on sketchy hardware and on occasion the VM crash due to a SCSI card issue with the mother board used, that aside we have from time to time a need to force a hard reboot of the server running in a VM. Some times it works great and sometimes we have a lockup at 95% and have to force a kill of process that runs the VM… Continue reading

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