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VMware ESXi – Could not complete network copy for file – Cannot relocate virtual machine

While using Storage vMotion or vMotion, you receive this error on a newly comissioned host:   Relocate virtual machine Status: Could not complete network copy for file /vmfs/volumes/5924783e-c94e2bc3-f003-b8ca3a6ae820/TestVM/Test VM.vmdk   Or, when creating a VM from zero, you can’t boot it up:   Error stack: Module ‘Disk’ power on failed. Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/60ac1656-06452eb7-aa7c-3cfdfe9ea734/Test/Test.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot … Read More

Adobe Acrobat Reader and Pro DC – Invalid Numeric Value

We experienced this problem while troubleshooting a PC that couldn’t select the number of copies that they could print, as shown below:     The user could print multiple copies with no problems on other applications but not on the Adobe suite. We would get this error while trying to select advanced functions for printing, or when choosing preferences:   … Read More

3CX v16 Alpha – Telnyx Inbound SMS not working

Recently 3CX released the Update 7 Alpha version with SMS support. Having clients that were looking forward for the option to centralize SMS messages to call queues or agents, we created a new instance and started the setup with Telnyx. They will give you $10 on credit for registering, ideal to do some tests. Once the setup for Telnyx was … Read More

3CX Debian – Recordings not working – 404 not found

We switched from a Windows-based 3CX to a Debian instance, and migrated the recordings over. The recording path is set by default here: /var/lib/3cxpbx/Instance1/Data/Recordings However, you need to be careful and use the phonesystem user as the owner of the recording folder, and subsequent folders inside, otherwise recordings will stop being saved. This can happen when you restore this folder … Read More

Bypass UAC for programs running without Admin privileges

Due problems on permissions, some programs will try escalating privileges to run with administrative privileges, even if they don’t really have to. We have users that don’t have admin privileges, and in order to bypass the need of making them local admins, we use the following cmd:   Correct the path of the software to run as an admin: cmd … Read More

VMware Virtual Replication – Virtual Machine stays on configuring after datastore migration

We experienced this issue last week, after migrating a replicated VM to a new datastore. We migrated several VMs to faster storage, but there were two with errors related to authentication. The replication kept going fine, but the error didn’t go away. The machine inside the Site Recovery application kept saying: “configuration error. The session is not authenticated”, and the … Read More

Querying a vCenter for mounted ISOs on VMs using PowerCli

As we are retiring datastores that hosts ISOs, some are still in use (or just mounted) on VMs. We can’t take these datastores offline until we figure out which VMs are consuming the datastore just for ISOs. As manually checking is going to take a lot of time, we will just run this via PowerCLI. Start by connecting to PowerCLI … Read More

Using PowerCLI with PowerShell for running scripts on a vCenter

First, we need to disable a few security settings. Start the process by running PowerShell on Admin mode. Run each snippet on the console.   We need to enable TLS 1.2 on PowerShell: [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12   Set the execution policy to run scripts: Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted   Install the PowerCli module, creating a destination folder for it first: Save-Module -Name … Read More

Google Suite para Educación – Introducción, relevamientos y primeros pasos para dominio EDU.AR Argentina – Parte I

Armamos esta guía con la finalidad de poder ayudar a otras instituciones del país que tengan problemas para iniciar el trámite o que no sepan que como institución educativa, cuentan con toda la suite de Google de manera totalmente gratuita. Se divide en cinco partes: Google Suite para Educación – Introducción, relevamientos y primeros pasos para dominio EDU.AR Argentina – … Read More

Google Suite para Educación – Configuración básica del tenant MX, SPF y DKIM – Parte II

Ya con el dominio para la institución listo, vamos a crear un tenant en Google Suite.   Vamos al siguiente sitio: Google Suite For Education Hacemos click en “Registrate en G Suite” y procedemos a llenar el formulario con la información que tenemos del paso anterior a esta guia. Si la escuela todavía no tiene una pagina web, deje … Read More