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    in reply to: Low Disk Space on C – Server 2012 DC #288338

    ***UPDATE***

    OK, this is kinda creepy… It’s fine now. 19GB free. So a brief timeline is that I logged in a few hours ago to notice 0 bytes available on disk. Did a minor manual cleaning to get a few hundred MB, but that was it. Rebooted it to see if that would do anything. Upon starting back up, it hadn’t. Had to leave it for about an hour, and when I got back, it was magically up to the aforementioned 19GB free space! HUH???

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    in reply to: RSAT Failover Cluster Manager Can’t Connect #288337

    Grrrrrrrrrrr… Thanks, Microsoft. ;-)

    Gracias, Amigo. You know what’s weird, though? The Hyper-V Manager in the Windows 7 RSAT Tools works. Silly.

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288336

    Where, in that command, “Name” is the computer name of the VM?

    Nevermind, answered my own question just by trying it. :-)

    OK, so finally…

    1. CAN GS be upgraded both on the hosts and VMs?
    2. SHOULD GS be upgraded both on the hosts and VMs?
    3. If so… How?

    Many. Many. Thanks!

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288335

    Absolutely no need for an apology! Thanks! I completely understand now. This is most helpful. So then am I to understand that the ONLY way to check that GS (or IS, as they are confirmed to be the same) is installed is to perform the task you mentioned in Post #9? There is no program that is listed in Windows? What I mean is that if I go to the uninstallable programs list of the VM I have been playing with, I see this:
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495725[/ATTACH]
    Nothing there seems to indicate GS (IS) is installed. Overall, it seems like a very cumbersome way to check, if I have to use your Post #9 method on each VM. There is no other way?

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288334

    Hi again, Joe!

    OK, I did what you suggested on one of my VMs that isn’t critical (in case I kill it, LOL). Check this out:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495722[/ATTACH]

    So it’s already there. Cool! But as you can also see in the background, that “VMMS” file is still not there. So this makes me think that “Virtual Guest Services” and “Integration Services” are not the same thing…? And something you said earlier triggered a thought. In the settings of any given VM in Hyper-V Manager, you said “offered” in regards to IS. So, just because those boxes are checked, that just means that Hyper-V is making them available, but does NOT mean they’re actually in use on the VM? Is that right?

    And can I also return to my original questions of:

    1. What exactly is Guest Services? In Lamen’s terms.
    2. Do the VMs even need it?

    And again add are “Virtual Guest Services” and “Integration Services” the same thing? Are they BOTH necessary?

    Hey, thanks! You’ve been very helpful and I’m learnin’…

    CB

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288333

    OK, I will give this all a look asap. I have seen “Integration Services” in the properties of some VMs before, but not in detail. Will do. In the meantime, are “Virtual Guest Services” and “Integration Services” the same thing? Sorry, little confused.

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    OK, great. That is helpful, thank you!

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    in reply to: Totally & Completely Delete a VM? #288331

    Sweet, that is exactly what I suspected. So it really is that simple?

    CB

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288330

    Do you mean this? https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn632582.aspx

    I just looked on my SCVMM server and this does NOT appear to be an installed Role. Installing now:
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495705[/ATTACH]

    If this is what you are referring to, it wasn’t even there, but will be soon. Hopefully I am not breaking anything. I won’t touch it further until I hear from you. THANKS!

    CB

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288329
    joeqwerty;n495702 wrote:
    The copies of the file in the WinSxS folder are part of the Windows side-by-side infrastructure and aren’t the copies you’re actually looking for. You’re looking for the copy in the System32 folder. If it doesn’t exist there then guest services aren’t installed (all of this you’ve already discovered and stated).

    OK, that’s good to know, and also good to know that at least I’m kind of in the right arena of understanding.

    joeqwerty;n495702 wrote:
    What happens if you install The Integration Services from the Hyper-V console?

    Honestly, I don’t know what this means. “Hyper-V console”? I really do mean “Newbie”!

    By the way, if the installation was a “success” according to the Virtual Machine Manager, why did it actually not work? Well, seemingly it didn’t work. This is rather maddening. LOL!

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288328

    OK, so this is weird and I don’t know what to make of it… I just went to the VM that I “successfully” installed GS on and went to the C:WindowsSystem32 folder on it to look for that “vmms” application file. Sure enough, despite SCVMM claiming “Success” on the installation job, this file is NOT there. Bear in mind, looking for this file, whatever it is, is the only way I know to check whether or not GS is installed on any given VM. And I only learned that from the Veeam tech (who is not a specialist in this area, of course). That’s why I asked in the OP if there was another way. There has to be because this is kinda silly IMHO.

    Nevertheless, the file is not there in the C:WindowsSystem32 folder. So for fun I went up to the Windows folder and searched down through it. Well, there are actually several of these “vmms” files in different locations! Here is a screenshot of the search results: [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495699[/ATTACH]

    Of course, some of these look exactly like the file I second screenshot from the OP with the 10.6MB size, etc. But, of course, none of them are in C:WindowsSystem32. So I don’t know what this means…

    But I decided to do a comparison. So I went to Host A and performed the exact same search from C:Windows for “vmms”. Here is a screenie of that search: [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495700[/ATTACH]

    As you can see, it seems basically identical except it HAS the “vmms” file in the System32 folder as well.

    Not sure what all this means.

    CB

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288327

    Interesting… I just went poking around a little more in SCVMM and found “Jobs” on the right. Took a look and found the job wherein I tried and failed to install GS onto the file server. Here is a screenie of the reason for failure:
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]n495696[/ATTACH]

    How could anything still be in use? It was off. Is there a difference in VM-World between “Shut Down” and “Power Off”? As you can imagine, powering off my file server is not something I can do readily, but as a test, I just kicked off an installation of GS on another server I can afford to have down. It completed! Now, I haven’t yet checked it on the VM side itself, but I will report back.

    CB

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    in reply to: *NEWBIE* Virtual Guest Services – Installed? Need it? #288326

    Hi Joe,

    First, thanks for the quick reply. Secondly, nice throwback avatar! Hadn’t seen that little guy in a while. LOL! OK, well I kinda figured that out already seeing as how I did notice the option come available upon shutting the VM down and then being able to try it. But like I said, when I do that, it progresses to “50% complete” almost immediately, then sits there for another few minutes not moving, then goes to “Failed”. How can I troubleshoot whatever is going on here?

    Thanks!

    CB

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    in reply to: Help me understand "Default Reply To" address #288325

    Re: Help me understand "Default Reply To" address

    Awesome, gents. Thanks!

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    in reply to: Help me understand "Default Reply To" address #288324

    Re: Help me understand "Default Reply To" address

    Hi Ossian,

    OK, cool. So this, then…

    Quote:
    So… If someone emails him at the “[email protected]” address and he replies, does the reply go OUT as “[email protected]”? And all subsequent replies are to that?

    … is correct. Yes?

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    in reply to: 4 VMs pause if 1 other runs overnight…? #288323

    Re: 4 VMs pause if 1 other runs overnight…?

    Turns out the shared volume was running out of room as the VM was being built, and that was pausing the others. Moved some storage around; all set. Thanks!

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    in reply to: 4 VMs pause if 1 other runs overnight…? #288322

    Re: 4 VMs pause if 1 other runs overnight…?

    Thanks for the reply, Camel. I am VERY new and green to HV. Where are these logs? I can look.

    Yes, 3 hosts in a cluster. Truth be told, there should be MORE than enough resources so I can’t figure why this is happening. Host servers are 1 year-old monsters with 96GB RAM each.

    Could be VEEAM backups, I suppose? I will also check on the shared storage. That may be a commonality.

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    Re: SCCM – Seeking Command Line Help For Disabling System Protection & UAC in Win7 Im

    Thanks Wullie,

    Seems this is far more involved than I thought, and honestly, not worth the hassle. There is more to it than merely System Restore. System Protection still runs. But no worries! Thanks, all.

    CB

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    Re: SCCM – Seeking Command Line Help For Disabling System Protection & UAC in Win7 Im

    uk_network;285730 wrote:
    I can understand wanting to disable UAC, but system restore has got me out of many bad situations. I would think twice about disabling it.

    Duly noted. But these are merely client PCs and should “death” occur, no biggie. Can be rebuilt in no time with no data loss. Would rather kill the background services, etc, and keep HDD space/cleanliness.

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    Re: SCCM – Seeking Command Line Help For Disabling System Protection & UAC in Win7 Im

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for responding!

    I was ablt to kill UAC by running the reg key in a cmd script from here:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-or-disable-uac-from-the-windows-vista-command-line/

    Worked like a charm.

    Regarding System Restore/System Protection, what I am trying to accomplish is what is in the attachment. System Protection OFF on all local drives and System Restore disabled. Not sure if the two (System Restore and System Protection) are one in the same? Two different things? Intertwined?

    And need to disable via command line for use in SCCM.

    Help! Thanks!

    CB

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    in reply to: New Users – Rights Problem(s) #288318

    Re: New Users – Rights Problem(s)

    Will do soon. I am thinking something is possibly wrong on a larger scale. Let me get into the office tomorrow (assuming I am not snowed in where I’m at) and I will post back here.

    Thanks for all the help on this. Wanna make sure I get it right.

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    in reply to: New Users – Rights Problem(s) #288317

    Re: New Users – Rights Problem(s)

    This is interesting…

    So I just looked at all the permissions.

    Now, one thing I noticed was that on the SHARING tab, neither user was listed. They have Full Control in Security, but are not listed in the Share. I added them and… BAM! Works. But I must be missing something because I thought sharing was for when a folder was accessed locally as opposed to over the network…? So why would this not have worked until changing this? What have I got wrong?

    ALSO! This is working on the XP client… I login either user and do get the correct folder mapping. But on Windows 7, even though I do now see the “Z Drive”, if I try to go into it, I get the message attached.

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    in reply to: New Users – Rights Problem(s) #288316

    Re: New Users – Rights Problem(s)

    Here are the results from the Win7 PC. Slightly different, but expected based on the info from the OP.

    I also have the HTML file from running the GP wizard, but I can’t attach it here…? I grabbed a screenshot of the only error in there, but that error makes sense because folder redirection shouldn’t work.

    I’m not really sure what GP would have anything to do with anything here anyway, because the drive should be mapped not through GP, but as a profile path from AD.

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    in reply to: New Users – Rights Problem(s) #288315

    Re: New Users – Rights Problem(s)

    See attached, sir. Thanks! This was from the XP client PC logged in as one of the users.

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    in reply to: New Users – Rights Problem(s) #288314

    Re: New Users – Rights Problem(s)

    Run those from where, and logged in as who? From a client PC logged in as the user? From the FS as an admin? Something else?

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    in reply to: Need Folder Permission Help #288313

    Re: Need Folder Permission Help

    Thanks, Joe! I do believe that did it…

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    in reply to: Folder Redirection including Windows 8? #288312

    Re: Folder Redirection including Windows 8?

    Thanks! Will look.

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    in reply to: Computer Name change on domain, but not in SCCM #288311

    Re: Computer Name change on domain, but not in SCCM

    Nevermind, it did update in SCCM after all. Just took about 24 hours.

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    in reply to: Two Users – One email address? #288310

    Re: Two Users – One email address?

    Hi Cruachan,

    OK, so the DL is gone. Created a user with the SMTP address. I can load it up secondarily in their Outlook profiles, but a question… How do I setup the “Send As” permissions you’re talking about?

    Thanks!

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    in reply to: Two Users – One email address? #288309

    Re: Two Users – One email address?

    Ah, yes… OK, they would like a separate mailbox for the general mailbox, and I think it makes sense. Is there a different way to do that?

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