Category Archives: Computers

Fun and games with PCs and Servers..

Updating your WSUS for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

So Microsoft have released the Update for WSUS 3.0 SP2 (KB2734608) that allows it to be able to recognise Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Operating Systems and download the appropriate updates. Here are the steps I completed to ensure … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – The New Schrodinger’s Cat?

There have been many questions about whether or not to upgrade to Window 8 or to keep working on Windows 7. I had read so many articles about how Windows 8 would be great and others stating it would be … Continue reading

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Fixing Invalid VM’s in VMWare vCenter & ESX

  We’ve had a Virtual Machine showing up in vCenter Server as Invalid (and greyed out) for a few days now. Ordinarily, I would have had a go at fixing it straight away but is is an archive server that … Continue reading

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WHS 2011 & Covecube StableBit Extender

In this next part of my WHS 2011 testing, i have used Stablebit Extender v1.0.0.718 Beta by Covecube. This software aims to recreate the functionalities of DE that was removed in WHS2011. There is an article written on their blog … Continue reading

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WHS 2011 – Upgrade or Not?

This is a tough question and one I have wrestled with ever since THAT day, that fateful day that Microsoft announced that DE was no longer going to be a part of Windows Home Server 2011 (or Vail, as it … Continue reading

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The Lazy Engineer Solution

Never underestimate the lazy engineers to find the simplest solution I’ve been notified of some ECC RAM errors on some of my blades in the DataCenter…  here is the old way and the new way to deal with it Old … Continue reading

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Live Essentials Wave 4 Beta Testing…

So I have now installed Live Essentials 4 beta..and I am now checking it out.. Pre-installation One thing that did make me pause was the uninstallation of Live Mesh client. I have been using the Live Mesh to synchronise my … Continue reading

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