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DSFR – Restart DSFR after reboot of systems

July 12th, 2016

To restart DSFR on systems once a server(s) have been restarted if they are having issues, you need to run the following command from an elevated PS shell on a windows server.

wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrVolumeConfig where volumeGuid="XXX1DEXX-50A9-XXXX-93F9-806E6FXXXXXX" call ResumeReplication

You can find the volumeGuid with the command: mountvol

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Red Hat – Kernel Panic after yum update – Hyper-V

June 23rd, 2016

After a yum update on a Red Hat VM, hosted on a hyper-v environment. You might run into an issue where on boot, the system kernel panics.

This was observed when the update brought the RH system from RH less then 6.5 to 6.5+.

Should this occur you can try the following:

  • Boot system into previous kernel using the menu at boot
  • go into the /boot directory
  • backup the newest kernel: cp initramfs-2.6.32-642.el6.x86_64.img initramfs-2.6.32-642.el6.x86_64.img.$(date +%m-%d-%H%M%S).bak
  • Uninstall the hyper-v packages: yum remove kmod-microsoft-hyper-v microsoft-hyper-v
  • rebuild the kernel (updated) dracut -f initramfs-2.6.32-642.el6.x86_64.img 2.6.32-642.el6.x86_64
  • reboot the system
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Windows 7 – RDP remote reboot command line

October 2nd, 2012

Here is the command to reboot a windows 7 machine via the command line (make sure it’s running as administrator)

shutdown -t 0 -r -f
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Windows 7 – check system configuration and directx version

February 9th, 2012

A quick way to pull up system information details (motherboard model, direct x version, cpy etc…) is to type in the run box the following:

dxdiag

Press enter and the details of the computer are available.

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Plesk – Getting error when visiting control panel

November 22nd, 2010

t is not possible to access to Parallels Plesk Panel. Browser displays the following error:

ERROR: SWKeyExFatalError
xmlrpc error:  XML parsing failed
0: common_func.php3:4523
of_get_key_by_product(string  'plesk-win')
1: common_func.php3:4523
getPleskKey()
2:  common_func.php3:4602
getKeyProp(string 'demo')
3: auth.php3:54

The resolution is pretty simple, go to :

%plesk_dir%\admin\repository\

Look for a file called

registry.xml.

If it is 0KB or empty delete it and go back to the panel then refresh/reload the page

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