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How to fix Microsoft Hyper-V Error: "The Session was disconnected."

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] October 5, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

With my recent switch to Microsoft Hyper-V for virtualizing my work desktop (Windows 10 guest on Windows 10 host), I've come across the following error when resuming my virtual machine and attempting to login:

"The session was disconnected.  If you want to continue, try to connect again.  If the problem persists, contact your system administrator. 

Would you like to reconnect?"

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Using Ping on a Mac

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Being a long time Microsoft Windows user, I was surprised to find out a fun feature of Apple Mac's terminal command--ping.

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Should your business adopt the new Microsoft Windows 10 release?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 is here. Many of our clients have been asking us about this new release and if they should adopt the new operating system from Microsoft. Here's what I think about it and what we're recommending...

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Choosing a VMware NIC: Should you replace your E1000 with the VMXNET3?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Doug Oakes [fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Disk Performance

Is your default VMware E1000 network interface (NIC) installed in a virtual machine causing problems with performance?

The best practice from VMware is to use the VMXNET3 Virtual NIC unless there is a specific driver or compatibility reason where it cannot be used. In many cases, however, the E1000 has been installed, since it is the default.

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Bug Fix: Start Menu Missing on Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] August 10, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows

I’ve been using Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 as my daily driver at work on VMware Workstation 11.1.0 and found that my start menu stop working. The lack of a start button drove me crazy and almost sent me back to Windows. Doing some research, I came across another user's "fix" in the comments section of the Windows Blog. But it still didn't solve my issue.

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Citrix XenApp - Fixing the Excel Not Enough Memory or Disk Space Error

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] June 28, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Citrix, Microsoft, Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Windows

During a recent Deployment of XenApp 7.6 on Windows Server 2012 R2, when users ran an application that exported data to Excel they kept getting this error:

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Creating a Recurring Email in Windows Server 2008 Using Exchange 2010

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Dave Lincoln [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows

On occasion, an organization may have a need to send a recurring email. In the case of one of our customers, there was a need to send a weekly notice to users that patches would be applied to the terminal servers overnight with a friendly reminder to save any work. To set this up is really quite simple. Here is how:

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Fixing a Corrupted Nickname Entry in Microsoft Outlook

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Bruce Morgan [fa icon="calendar'] September 26, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Outlook maintains a list of formerly used email addresses which is used for the automatic completion feature. If one of these “nicknames” becomes corrupted it can cause any emails to that address to bounce. If this happens, the proper way to fix itis is to delete the corrupted entry and retype the email address in the To… field.

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Windows Server 2012 Licensing - a quick reminder

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] July 29, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, VMware vSphere

This came up recently for a customer and while it's not new news, I thought a quick reminder would be useful. There are a few key points to remember about licensing of Windows Server 2012 in server virtualization projects, these rules apply to XenServer, VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle VM, etc.:

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Encrypting Online Storage with EncFS

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft, Linux, Microsoft Windows

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Box, iCloud and dozens of other online storage providers all make sharing content online for access from multiple devices fast and convenient. How sweet it is to take a picture or create a document on your phone or tablet and have it automatically uploaded to "the cloud". You no longer have to worry about the data being lost if something happens to your mobile device, right?

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