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    in reply to: bottle neck , 8 GB DDR3 RAM, E1-1200 Processor #379757

    Re: bottle neck , 8 GB DDR3 RAM, E1-1200 Processor

    Thanks.

    Yes, the OS is running also in the same partition (same disk, same partition, because VMWare is installed in Program files folder ! ).

    The disk is a regular HDD, I don’t know what a SSD is :oops: , I will look into it. Would that help, to have a SSD disk?. May it be of help also to run some machines from a External USB disk?.

    So, 8 GB is low for 6 VMware machines, each with 1 GB RAM ?. :?

    I have a desktop, 2 GB RAM, and it stands/endures well 4 VMWares, and it is an old desktop, that I upgraded by installing two 1-GB memory slots.

    What is “type 1 hypervisor” ? , I will google it as well.

    THANKS A LOT !

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    Re: Two servers with Hub Transport + Client Acces (Exch 2010)

    Thanks Ossian.

    Actually I thought VMWare allocated memory dynamically. I am not very expert on VMWare, I know it well, two years working with Workstation, but I hadn’t need dynamic memory allocation ever before.

    I am googling it but I find things such as paging, ballooning…how could I turn on the dynamic memory?, if that is not too much to ask.

    Thanks! :smile:

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    Re: Two servers with Hub Transport + Client Acces (Exch 2010)

    Wow, that was accurate.

    Thanks Ossian! .

    I am reading in Microsoft documentation the recommended RAM for the virtual machines…8 GB….Gosh, and my physical machine has 8 GB, but to put into place several virtual machines, not just one.

    Is it too low if I put 1 GB RAM for every one of the 4 virtual machines?

    It is a lab environment, maybe it is not that critical?.

    THANKS A LOT ONCE MORE !!

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379754

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Thanks Wullieb1 !! :-)

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    in reply to: Converting FAT32 into NTFS (USB drive) #379753

    Re: Converting FAT32 into NTFS (USB drive)

    Thanks.

    I cannot take the information out because it is such a big disk and don’t have enough space in another disk.

    I am performing now a chkdsk /r , but it is so slow !! (2% after 30 minutes)

    The information contained in the hadr disk is not so critical, so I can take the risk of a data loss.

    Is it right to do a chkdsk /r ?

    What I don’t understand is why when I do a “chkdsk /f ” it tells me everything is okay and then when “convert h: /fs:ntfs” the error message shows up, that the drive contains an error.

    Thanks a lot for your assistance! :)

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379752

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Thanks Ossian,

    I did so but I get an error. I post it in the hardware section, it seemed appropriate to me to open a new thread.

    I am very thankful for your help !!

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379751

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Thanks for the understanding.

    I am trying now to perfoRm a NTFS conversion of the USB drive, but I cannot, I suppose I must open a new thread.

    THANKS A LOT !! :razz:

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379750

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Apologogies !! :

    The USB drive is FAT32 , and I was trying to copy from my laptop to it, and not the other way around.

    I was under pressure at that time, and I come back two months later to apologize , I have reread it the whole thing and I am puzzled of my own replies.

    AGAIN: It all comes down to the USB disk being FAT32 and therefore not being able to grab larger files than 2 GB, so easy !! , :shock::?:cry::oops:

    Acronis could put files larger than 2GB into the USB disck because Acronis makes the copy on the fly , if I am not mistake, so, it increases every second the size of the file.

    I hope I can make for my clumsiness!! :-o

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379749

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Ossian;283558 wrote:
    OK, so to (re)confirm – the USB drive is also NTFS?
    (and from what you say, it should be)

    Do you get an error message – if so, what does it say (post screenshot please)?

    Yes, the USB hard disk MUST be NTFS because in the XP physical box I copy large files (from Acronis’ Backing up the system).

    I don’t remember the exact error message, something very general, like: “It is not possible to copy such large a file of 5GB.”

    To add something: I have my vmware machines split into 2GB-lenght files, and those, the Windows 8 can pass them into the USB hard disk. I say this because it may be the 2GB-limit issue, but that wouldn’t be strange, since it does not happen from the XP machine to the USB hard disk.

    When I get back this USB hard disk, I will be able to test what you advise me to, and then I will post it in here.

    THANKS!

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379748

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Ossian;283552 wrote:
    OK -but I would double check to be sure

    What actual messages are you getting?
    (Errors / Warnings / ???)
    What happens
    a) when you try copying laptop to usb
    b) Copy using the command prompt?

    I have just checked it: NTFS file system.

    a) That is when the error occurs, sorry about this. I think I said it was from the usb hard disk to the laptop fixed hard disk….it is the other way around!, sorry!!.
    The thing is that this USB disk is used to backup a XP physical box, so, Acronis puts large files into this disk without any issues, on a daily basics.

    b) The disk is in another location now , let me get back to you when I am able to perform it.

    Really grateful for your help!. And sorry for misleading the solution by saying it was from the USB hard disk to the laptop’s hard disk.

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    in reply to: Copying large files from a USB. #379747

    Re: Copying large files from a USB.

    Ossian;283549 wrote:
    Just a thought – is the target drive formatted as NTFS or possibly as FAT32 (in which case the files are over the (IIRC 4Gb) limit

    You can check by opening Computer, right clicking on the local (target) drive and PROPERTIES

    Thanks Ossian.

    It is NTFS for sure (Windows 8, brand new laptop). :)

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    Re: XP, after restoring from Acronis, it asks for activation

    I have just seen this:

    “…
    To disable a XP Activation, you need to be logged in as an administrator. Then open ‘regedit’ by using the ”Run > regedit‘ and find the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE’. Then follow Microsoft> Windows NT> CurrentVersion> WPAEvents > OOBETimer. Double-click on it and replace the content with FF D5 71 D6 8B 6A 8D 6F D5 33 93 FD. Right-click on WPAEvents and choose ‘Permissions’. Then click on ‘System’ and ‘check all’ of Deny Listbox. Restart.
    …”

    This would be indeed of help, if true.

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    Re: XP, after restoring from Acronis, it asks for activation

    Ossian;283542 wrote:
    OEM copies are always sold with hardware and are generally just a product sticker (with the OS installed). The sticker should mention OEM somewhere on it

    My comment about activation was based on the end of support life – AFAIK MS will still activate Windows XP, but it is now 12 years old and at some point they will probably stop doing so.

    A quick :google: says they are still activating, with no plans to stop, but you know Microsoft….

    So, if it is OEM I am doomed, somehow. That computers belongs to a very small family business and has all the data (a specific software) in it.

    Thanks once more! :)

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    Re: XP, after restoring from Acronis, it asks for activation

    Ossian;283538 wrote:
    If it is an OEM copy, it is bound to specific hardware so not licensed on another machine.
    If it is retail, it can be re-activate but you may need to use the telephone activation line and explain that you had a hardware failure (assuming MS still allow you to activate it!)

    Thanks a lot Ossian.

    How could I know if it is a OEM or a retail?.

    And also: If my XP is licensed, bought to Microsoft, should not I be entitled to my activation?, I mean, it is not piracy, it is just a hardware failure.

    Thanks again.

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    in reply to: Users’ properties , the schema. #379743

    Re: Users’ properties , the schema.

    Thanks,

    No, I shut down one of the mailbox servers (to troubleshoot, yesterday night) . Then, checking as suggested the services, I saw the “System Attendance” and the “Information Store” stopped.

    I am not an expert but as far as I know “System Attendance” must be started, so “Information Store” if the server has the role of a mailbox.

    Both were set to “manual” which is because they switch from one node to the other if I am not mistaken, but strangely enough to me, both were stopped, and I can’t make sense of that because I shut down the other node in the proper way, so that the other one took over normally.

    On second thoughts, when the two mailboxes were on, the message was the same: “The Exchange Organization don’t have mailboxes servers” or something like that.

    I CAN START THE SERVICE “SYSTEM ATTENDANCE” BUT NOT THE “INFORMATION STORE”, it says something about timeout as I remarked before.

    Thanks a lot.

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    in reply to: Users’ properties , the schema. #379742

    Re: Users’ properties , the schema.

    Sorry for posting here, I thought it was an AD issue.

    The servers are all Exchange 2007 SP3.

    There are three servers:
    1- one server containing both Transport Hub and Client Access roles.
    2- Two more, with the active and passive clustered mailbox (CCR Cluster)

    The File share is in the Transport Hub Server.

    I have just checked the services, and it was shocking to see in one of the Mailbox servers, that the service “Microsoft Exchange Information Store” was set as “manual” rather than “Automatic”. Furthermore, it was stopped, but I have been unable to start it, a mistake appears about timeout.

    Thanks again! :smile:

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    in reply to: Users’ properties , the schema. #379741

    Re: Users’ properties , the schema.

    Thanks a lot Ossian!!

    I forgot to mention: I did that too. And from that console I can choose the users to whom I want to give a mail address, but, to my surprise, a warning like this appears:

    “The Exchange Organization has no servers with the Mailbox role installed” , and I have two of them, and they communicate with each other with ping, and I have restarted the three of them (the Hub Transport and Client Access Server , and the two with the mailbox role).

    I asked that way because I thought it was an AD issue, but I am not quite sure at all.

    I am looking into the Event Logs in the Hub Transport/Client Access Server.

    I also ran the “Exchange Best Practises software” built-in in Exchange, but I can’t conclude anything, so far.

    Maybe the Event Viewer and a bit of patience can provide me more information.

    Some ideas? . HOW COULD I KNOW THAT THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY SCHEMA HAS EXTENDED? Maybe with AdsiEdit?. I am sort of new in that tool: AdsiEdit.

    Thanks a lot again!

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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CCR – Single point of Failure #379740

    Re: Exchange 2007 CCR – Single point of Failure

    I see. That sounds great!. I should have read about that, sorry.

    I received some advice about setting up a CCR Exchange 2007 rather than a SCC, I read it in many places.

    But I am thinking now…Does your nice reply apply to the SCC Exchange 2007 where there is a SAN Device ? , (with many RAID Disks, but still it is only one device).

    Maybe that is why it is calle “Majority….” ?.

    Indeed I have to read further about this.

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379739

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    Thanks dfor replying!

    Yes, I always install the VMWare Toolds, ALWAYS. :smile:

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379738

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    Thanks techcamel ,

    Apparently, from what I understood in this thread, there is no issue, but I thought it was.

    If those tools existed a while ago, they must be still in the VMWare products, probably with enhacements!! . Do you remember the name of the tools?

    Thanks again! :)

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379737

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    That’s it. :-)

    In short:

    is there no problem in moving a vm machine that was created in a host that is AMD processor into an intel-based host , or vice versa ? .

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379736

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    I must be really clumsy. I don’t get what you say.

    Anyway: Thanks a lot just the same!! :)

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379735

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    I see. Thanks again.

    So, just to check if I got it right:

    is there no problem in moving a vm machine that was created in a host that is AMD processor into a intel-based host , or vice versa ? .

    I didn’t get what you hinted by “move over” . Sometimes my English is not that high, sorry about it.

    THANKS A LOT!

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    in reply to: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor #379734

    Re: Move VMWare machine to a AMD 64 bits multiprocessor

    Thanks wullieb1 for your prompt reply!

    Yes, the machine actually powers up, but you asked “properly” and I don’t know what to say about that. Apparently so. I guess I’ll say better over time.

    So, you think it is just a warning, nothing to be worried about?

    Why then does it appear?. I mean: If there is no issue in moving a machine which were in a Intel 32 bits into a AMd 64 bits , why did they create that warning? Just out of curiosity.

    Thanks a lot!:)

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