Category Archives: Sysadmin

Add AD module in Powershell for Windows 7 and Windows 10

Just some links and walk-throughs I’ve needed to use several times over the years and always forget. How to add Active Directory module in PowerShell in Windows 7 Install the Active Directory PowerShell Module on Windows 10 (article) Install the Active Directory PowerShell Module on Windows 10 (script download)

Clearing the Offline cache / Windows CSC directory

Offline cache/sync can become corrupted or otherwise a horrible mess. Sometimes starting over is the best or only option. Create an empty, temporary directoryy. Such as c:\emptycsc run CMD as administrator robocopy c:\emptycsc c:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\cache /mir Alternatively, if looking to wipe _everything_ ; robocopy c:\emptycsc c:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\namespace /mir Notes: You won’t be able to use tab completion in… Read More »

Status Solutions’s Sara System + IPSession’s IPCelerate – delayed phone/message notifications

I currently work for a company that runs Senior Living, Memcare, etc. type facilities. At some of these locations Sara is used for Pendant alerts, roam tags, wander gaurd, door, pull chain, etc. type alerts and notifications for the residents. One of the main features is a phone messaging system that texts the alerts to… Read More »

Barracuda Failed to open backup # for reading

Barracuda, System: Recovery 813, version: 8.2.0-6.201509121625 Problem: Archive Job reports failure, Failed to open backup #(######) for reading. Example: 188495|SERVERNAME   VMwareFull   09-10-16 02:35  54330MB  Failed to open backup #188495 for reading 188766|SERVERNAME   VMwareIncr   09-10-16 21:13  19059MB  Failed to open backup #188766 for reading 189104|SERVERNAME   VMwareIncr   09-11-16 21:15  19086MB  Failed to open backup #189104… Read More »

_deviceImage-0.iso was not found while deploying OVF (or OVA)

Minor issue, but slowed me down. Seems so simple after the fact. Also, sort of a follow-up to unsupported hardware errors previously covered. Recently while deploying an OVA that I created and tested on another host (ESXi 5.5), I was presented with the error: File ds:///vmfs/volumes/52c252-0b-bf765663-bffd-0026b95-d10a0/_deviceImage-0.iso was not found Expecting I left a .ISO mounted… Read More »

Putty Connection Manager

Tabbed view, session manager, etc. Free. Not bad. Gave up on commercial BS like SecureCRT & Reflections years ago (unless work will pay for it). Can’t be bothered. Don’t know why I didn’t think to look for a putty session manager until now, but I’m glad I did. Some things it do. 1.Display Multiple PuTTY Sessions… Read More »