SCVMM Powershell – BITSTcpPort 0x80072ee2 - WININET_E_TIMEOUT - Quick Example on how to automate BITSTcpPort registry value change with Powershell

B.I.T.S – Background Intelligent Transfer Service – is also utilized by VMM for a.e. file transfer purposes and if you come across to change the port manually, you basically have to touch the registry of each SCVMM managed computer as there is no way to do this in UI. Especially when you have large scale…


Enable Remote Kernel Mode Debugging on Hyper-V Virtual Machine quick steps "how to (remote) kernel debug a VM"

1) start an elevated command prompt and turn on debugging bcdedit /debug on 2) configure debugger to use COM1 bcdedit /dbgsettings SERIAL DEBUGPORT:1 BAUDRATE:115200 3) reboot so boot loader can read new bcdstore settings Now, we need to configure Hyper-V to redirect COM1 to TCP named pipe 1) Hyper-V -> VM settings -> COM1 change…


Powershell – How to detect bad state VMs in a Hyper-V cluster?

[notranslate] integration components are a good indicator of the health of a VM as it can tell us OS and services are properly started. it does not replace OS/application but can give you a quick clue about the health state of your VMs. Here I used the heartbeat IC to verify VM state from a…


CRAY Supercomputers are coming to Azure high-speed, low-latency, highly scalable compute power

WOW! This is really a great development and I do have some personal relationship to Cray computers as I worked years ago for SGI where Cray was part of them. During that time I touched many of the high-end supercomputers and was impressed in which areas they help to resolve biggest challenges  a.e. climate modeling,…


Cumulative Update for October-INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE quick fix how delta update can be removed via DISM

The issue arises if the delta and the full cumulative update for October (KB4041691 was installed same time. Those was released last week and if you configured your internal WSUS to automatically approve you will see this issue -> After installing this update you probably broke your machine with stop code: INACCESSIBLE BOOT…


The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range Quick "Fix" for incorrectly formatted or out of range data in task XML

sharing a quick fix as I couldn’t find easily information on how to get rid of this error. This also prevents from adding/deleting new tasks to the system. In my case it was a orphaned task so it was easy to get rid of this failure You can check “C:\Windows\System32\Tasks” and get the above XML….


Powershell–How to query HP smart array for disk health check?

There is no direct Powershell module for HP servers available yet but the CLI tools can help us here. You can also use SCOM where a management is available for HP to monitor health of HP hardware. if you have not SCOM running we can work with Powershell and execute the HP CLI tools and…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 22 is now available

[notranslate]At the end of the day – it’s all about Security! Cybersecurity is getting Prio1 is many companies. Please checkout the Microsoft Security Intelligence Vol22. This new volume of the report includes threat data from the first quarter of 2017. The report also provides specific threat data for over 100 countries/regions. As mentioned in a recent…