WinSrvr 2012 r2 tip: getting “Task Scheduler “A task or folder with this name already exists” ?

Have seen this pesky one in the past with 2008 r2 as well. Can get this sometimes when you try and create a new Scheduled Task via the command line (schtasks.exe), the following error appears: “WARNING: The task name “<>” already exists. Do you want to replace it (Y/N>?” followed by when you hit Y, then … More WinSrvr 2012 r2 tip: getting “Task Scheduler “A task or folder with this name already exists” ?

Ever need to convert your VMware snapshots to memory dumps? here’s how

As most VMware admins should probably know vmware snapshot or suspend states files are a copy of the Physical memory and are convertible into a Full Memory dump which of course is the bedrock of finding out root causes for issues like hangs/BSOD’s etc Below is a cool VMware fling called vmss2core that converts your .vmsn/.vmss … More Ever need to convert your VMware snapshots to memory dumps? here’s how

Creating Azure VM’s within Citrix Studio ? beware of the following naming contraints

Worth noting Azure virtual machine  naming constraints are different from Citrix Studio naming constraints. It is therefore possible to create Azure VMs with invalid names. To avoid this occurence, stick to the following rules for Azure Virtual machine names: o   Must contain between 3 and 15 characters o   Must contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens o   … More Creating Azure VM’s within Citrix Studio ? beware of the following naming contraints

Try this ‘ping’ replacement before?

One really cool and definitely useful cmdlet available in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Test-NetConnection.  If you run Test-NetConnection without any additional parameters, it will look to resolve to an external Microsoft address (internetbeacon.msedge.net) and will return information such as the IP, Internet alias, and RTT in milliseconds. This can save time when you need to check if a … More Try this ‘ping’ replacement before?

Want to get a health check on your 2012 (incl r2) servers? try SPA

Server Performance Advisor Tool If looking for a free tool to do a health check on your systems, then you should take a look at the Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) tool; download version 3.0 from http://tinyurl.com/ws2012spa (you’ll need a Windows Live ID first). The goal of this tool is to help admins assess and … More Want to get a health check on your 2012 (incl r2) servers? try SPA

Want to road test Azure RemoteApp ? here’s how in 6 easy steps

Want to test Azure RemoteApp ? here’s how in 6 easy steps Requirements-wise just need an MSDN subscription, if looking to go production there are no up-front costs and no termination fees with this service. Payment for Azure is based on the services you consume. Depending on what resource you are running in Azure each … More Want to road test Azure RemoteApp ? here’s how in 6 easy steps