Access is denied (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005) with VMRCplus 1.8.0

I received several posts last week related to the error above. I am still investigating how/why this happened but it is caused by the fact that the .Net Framework 3.0 is missing from the machine where VMRCplus is being used. So to fix this for now, install the .Net Framework 3.0 (with SP1).

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VMRCplus 1.8.0 is available

Release 1.8.0 is available from the Microsoft Download Center. It may not be visible yet when you search for it but it is there. Click here to download the x86 release, here for the x64 release. This release matches the update for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 which was released to support Server 2008 and Vista SP1. Release…

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VMRCplus 1.7.0 on Microsoft Download Center

An update to VMRCplus 1.6.0 has been released and is now available here. This release contains several fixes and minor enhancements. It has been tested on Windows Server 2008 as well. Matthijs

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VMRCplus on Windows Server 2008

It has been a while since my last post. I am busy doing Hyper-V stuff these days. Trying to grasp the Hyper-V API is one of them… Anyway, Windows Server 2008 has become available and people are installing Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on it. Yes, you may think everyone is using Hyper-V beta on Server…

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The object exporter specified was not found

On connecting to a remote VS host from Vista, you may receive a dialog from VMRCplus with the message: “The object exporter specified was not found” Check the firewall settings on Vista. Use the ‘advanced’ snap-in and verify the active profile Windows Firewall is using for VMRCplus. Also verify that an inbound rule exists.

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QI for IEnumVARIANT failed on the unmanaged server

On connecting to a remote VS host, you may receive a dialog from VMRCplus with the message: “QI for IEnumVARIANT failed on the unmanaged server” This may be caused by InstallShield. For a solution see http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=q106194

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VMRCplus 1.6.0 on Microsoft Download Center

Release 1.6.0, as discussed earlier in the TechNet Magazine related post, is now available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can get the updated release here. Matthijs

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VMRCplus in TechNet Magazine!

The October issue of TechNet Magazine covers VMRCplus. I wrote that article for the Utility Spotlight in August. However, I updated the content in September. That is why you may notice screen shots of a different VMRCplus. The release on the Microsoft Download Center is 1.5.0 which was the first public release. That release is also on…

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'The RPC Server is unavailable' message on Vista with UAC

In this post, I assume you have configured Windows Firewall correctly to allow traffic from VMRCplus. Please read the other post if you did not. When connecting to a remote host from Vista, I got the RPC message even with Windows Firewall set up properly.   Scenario 1: UAC is enabled and I am a member…

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'The RPC Server is unavailable' message on Vista

I was helping troubleshooting the ‘RPC Server is unavailable’ issue this week. The message was shown on a Vista client with VMRCplus connecting to a remote host. Although I have included this issue in the VMRCplus help file (VMRCplus.chm) I realized that the information may not be enough. It took considerable effort to get VMRCplus…

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