[Incident] Legacy Exchange Server – MTA Stack not starting.

This morning (21-03-2017) I was notified by a member of staff that they couldn’t get to their emails. A quick survey of the land indicated that My Legacy Exchange users were the ones with the issue. After logging in to...

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[Incident] Sophos ES1000 appliance is failing to start a critical process

Monitoring systems have detected that your Sophos ES1000 appliance (SERVERVSEMAIL.[redacted]) is failing to start a critical process and should be investigated by Sophos Support. Services that may be affected are: – Administration Web Interface – End-user experience Please reply to...

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Win7 Blue Screen caused by Fltmgr.sys (KB3177467)

This morning I came into several machines ditching to “BSOD” (Blue Screen Of Death) moments after logging in. Unfortunately this wasn’t limited to Workstations, one of My Client Servers was hit as well. The final message before rebooting was “Fltmgr.sys”. Doing...

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INCIDENT: Login/Usage issues

i[Resolved]Today [Thursday 30/06/2016] was My transition day, where pupils move up a year to spend a day with their new teacher and classroom. On my arrival just after 7:30am, I was side tracked by a new member of staff joining...

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INCIDENT: SIMS Profile locked out for single Registration Group. [Resolved]

i[Resolved] – Remove the teacher from Supervisor for that class under Pastoral Structure, Save, and add them as the new Tutor Teacher and Save.Photo by WDnet (Pixabay) Wednesday 22-6-2016: I stumbled on to a puzzle half way through entering comments for a single...

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INCIDENT: Outlook is unable to connection to the proxy server mail.domain.com (error code 18) / Email delayed & Undeliverable

Issue: 1 There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate, the security certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority. Outlook is unable to connection to the proxy server mail.domain.com (error code 18). This message appears in Outlook....

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INCIDENT: Paused Printing – Printers offline.

This morning  a few of My staff were stumped when printing. All jobs where entering the queue as “Paused”, and when “Resumed” vanished from the list and never materialised. I remoted into the Print Server where My PaperCut server resides, to find “PaperCut...

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INCIDENT: Exchange Store Service

This morning while checking my email (yes, on a Sunday – I know), I noticed that I hadn’t got any new email in my inbox. Bizarre I thought, I normally get at least 5 or 6 status updates each day. So...

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INCIDENT: HDD Failure on Horizon

After a two week break for Christmas, you’d expect to his the ground running, unfortunately I wasn’t planning on having to deal with a HDD failure first thing. 04-01-2016 08:00 – On arrival I was made aware that one of...

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INCIDENT: HDD Failure on HOST: Axiom

25/11/2015 – 13:30 An alarm was triggered this afternoon (25-11-2015) on Axiom, My ESXi host. Raid degraded, hard-disk failure. I believe I’ve identified the HDD to pull, I’m just waiting to export the live vertical appliances to disk before I...

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INCIDENT: And I’m back. 

Well I am finally back. It’s been a very interesting afternoon after an error 500 appeared on my website for no apparent reason (so it would seem). After being on the phone to my provider for approximately one hour, they...

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INCIDENT: Driver issues – CTouch Leddura XT 65″

Driver issues After re-installing a computer and what appears to be after applying appropriate drivers, I’m stuck with Windows telling me that it cannot recognise the attached device, in this case, a CTouch Leddura XT 65″ TV. I’ve replaced the cables, restarted the...

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INCIDENT: Olympic goes quiet

So it was a Saturday late afternoon during a wedding reception when I get a rumor that work emails have stopped working; the iPhone is quite good at displaying connection issues. Later that evening, I find also that Remote Access...

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INCIDENT: #10303 – Undesirable System Behaviours

During my holiday I got wind of some issues that were happening back on site. Some SLT staff were mentioning some services were not available, like the “Staff Intranet” and “Common” network drives. Whilst Satellite Internet Connectivity in the Mediterranean isn’t...

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INCIDENT: LiteTouch Error 2147023504

Started getting this on a machine I’ve been testing My new MDT on. LiteTouch Error 2147023504 This is caused by a previously failed deployment. To resolve: Use DiskPart For each partition of the machine with the fault Select Partition 1 Delete...

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INCIDENT: #9115 – SOLUS 3 – Tolerance not met

Posts in this seriesINCIDENT: #9115 – SOLUS 3 – Tolerance not metSIMS 2018 Spring ReleaseAnother week passes from a failed attempt to upgrade My MIS to SIMS Spring 2015. Originally I thought it was the automated schedule that was causing...

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INCIDENT: #9017 – IS-GC DISABLE_INBOUND-REPL DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL

What originally started with Outlook throwing up certificate errors and not connecting to the Exchange Server turned out to be one hell of a day. Couldn’t connect to Outlook Exchange Server (2003 or 2010) on workstations. Exchange 2010 services wouldn’t...

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INCIDENT: vmbus.sys missing or corrupt – Server 2003 to 2008 Upgrade.

Posts in this seriesServer and service Migrations to Server 2012 R2Virtual Legacy Servers to Server 2012 Migration PlanServer 2003 Legacy UpgradesINCIDENT: vmbus.sys missing or corrupt – Server 2003 to 2008 Upgrade.WEDNESDAY [8928/8929] SERVERVS01 and SERVERVS03 date for upgrading from Server...

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