• General IT,  How To,  Support

    Powershell script for moving files

    I needed to move a large number of files from one directory into an archive every month and only files over 1 month old. Although this in itself is not a hard task I wanted to automate it in a script and thought it was time to learn a bit of Powershell. The first part of the command is to get a list of files in the folder. I found the command I needed was Get-Childitem. Get-Childitem -Path "C:\CurrentPath\" -Recurse This scans the folder in C:\CurrentPath and gets a list of files. I now need to check the date of these files and only scan for files older than 1…

  • General IT,  IT,  Support

    DistributedCom (DCOM) error event ID 10016

    Several of the Windows 2016 servers I look after have been showing a DCOM error which appears as event ID 10016. The error reads “The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {3480A401-BDE9-4407-8C02-798A866AC051} and APPID {30AD8C8E-AE85-42FA-B9E8-7E99E3DFBFC5} to the user xxx SID (S-1-5-21-391 5011649-XXX-2122644135-1731) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.”

  • The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer
    Hyper-V,  IT,  Support

    Hyper-V move between similar hardware fails.

    I needed to move a Hyper-V based virtual server from one server to another, to perform hardware maintenance on its host. When I tried to move the server, I got the following error: “The Virtual Machine cannot be moved to the destination computer. The hardware on the destination computer is not compatible with the hardware requirements of this virtual machine. “

  • Exchange,  Support

    Outlook instant search functionality not working – Cannot display the folder.

    I have been investigating an issue where Outlook instant search is not working. The environment is a Windows 2012 remote desktop server with Outlook 2013 and Exchange 2016 on premise. When you try to do a search nothing happens. The list of emails in the folder stays the same. After an intensive search, most of the results were for users getting limited results, but this was different. If you try to change the search functionality to search “All Outlook Items” it returns with a error “Cannot display the folder”

  • How To,  Support

    ShadowProtect ImageManager HeadStart Restore with HyperV

    If you are using StorageCraft ShadowProtect and ImageManager, here are the steps to recover a server to a Hyper-V environment. Background: ShadowProtect runs on each server you want to back up, and Image Manager manages the backup storage location. Image Manager can also run “HeadStart Restore” jobs. This basically keeps a VMWare (vmdk) or HyperV (vhd(x)) hard drive copy of your backup and restores each incremental backup to this hard drive, keeping it up to date (or as up to date as your policy defines, it may be 1 hour, 1 day or longer behind the server it is backing up).

  • Exchange,  IT,  Support

    Exchange 2013/2016 – There are more results available than are currently displayed – Solved

    There are more results available than are currently displayed in Exchange 2013 or 2016 ECP The Problem When you try to view Organisational Units or public folders and you have more than 500, not all are visible and you get the message “There are more results available than are currently displayed”. This is because Microsoft has limited the results to 500 and you cannot get more results. The Solution On the Exchange server navigate to the Exchange install folder then \ClientAccess\ECP.