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Month: August 2011

Unable to run Installer on Windows Server

Unable to run Installer on Windows Server

If you ever run an installer and get the following message “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropiate permission to access the item” try the below. Note: I am assuming that you already have rights… 1. Copy the file to your local machine 2. Right click on the file and go to Properties. 3. Down at the bottom of the General tab you might see a Security option that says “This file…

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Creating Windows Event Log Events

Creating Windows Event Log Events

We use VMware vCenter Configuration Manager at our site to monitor our Windows servers for signs of future problems by searching the Windows Event Logs for a predefined list of events. Every once in a while (especially after a while without alerts) you want to test and make sure that everything is indeed being monitored properly. To do this I needed to inject an event into the Event Log and see if we received an alert in VCM. The question…

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VMware VDR Service Did not Start Up

VMware VDR Service Did not Start Up

I recently ran into an issue after replacing my VDR (now VCDR) Appliance from version 1.2 to 2.0 and ran into a very misleading error that can cause confusion. A week after installing the VCDR Appliance I tried to connect to it using the vSphere Client on my laptop and was greeted with the following error: “Error: The Data Recovery service did not start up. If the problem persists, please restart or redeploy the Data Recovery appliance.” Restarting the appliance…

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