S2D Disk Clean

November 30, 2016

I recently ran into a situation where I wanted to start all over with the configuration of Storage Spaces Direct.

What had happend was that the Enable-ClusterS2D stopped at 59% for a long period of time before I desided to kill the process and start all over.

There are alot of good resources online to help you do that for instance “Completely Clearing an Existing Storage Spaces Configuration

But some of the disks on the Servers where locked and reported Generic Physical Disk, Lost Communication.

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I could not bring them online and couldnt clean them.

I then got an idea to uninstall the disks from Device Manager and then scan for hardware changes. Smile

That released the lock and I could clean out the disks and start again.

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April 21, 2016

The Windows Server 2016 release is getting closer.

Jeffrey Snover told the attendees at PowerShell Conference EU that the next Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview (TP) is coming soon and that it will be the last TP before the release version.

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I have gathered some resources for you to get started.

First and foremost I would urge you to download the Free E-book Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
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https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/04/20/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2016-technical-preview/

Then head over to the TechNet Virtual Labs and take a look at:

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TechDays Sweden 2015

October 29, 2015

First and foremost I would like to thank all of you that attended mine and Niklas presentation.

We had a really good time with some really interesting DevOps discussions before and after our presentation. The video of the presentation has been published and you can watch it on Channel 9 and all the other sessions as well.
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/TechDays-Sweden-2015/Managing-your-Azure-workloads-with-Chef-and-PSDSC/player

Since the presentation screen was blanked out during most of our presentation we have decided to record it again. So stay tuned.

In the meantime you can get/view the PowerPoint slides here


Replace Command Prompt in Windows + X

April 13, 2015

If you haven’t already I would suggest that you change the Command Prompt to use PowerShell instead.

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The replacement process is really straight forward, Right-click on Taskbar and select Properties option.

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Choose the “Navigation” tab and check “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the lower-left corner or press Windows key+X

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Fix broken Mail, Calendar, and People apps

April 13, 2015

I updated my Windows 10 build to Build 10049 a couple of days ago and realized that my Mail, Colander and People apps had stopped working again. The same happened with the 10041 update and a quick reinstall of the apps from the Store and the App was functional again.

This time I received an error message.

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To uninstall the app you need to use PowerShell,

Run PowerShell as Administrator and type the following command and then install the App from Store again.

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


Attend TechEd 2014 in Houston, online!

May 8, 2014

TechEd Online

 
Yes you read it. This year it is possible to attend  Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers online. Well to some extent, as a trusted subscriber of the TechEd Insider Newsletter I just recived information that the following sessions will be Live streamed.

So come on what are you waiting for Register today and plan to join me for the LIVE stream May 12–15, 2014.

This is a perfect preperation for all the good stuff to come at TechEd Europe, 28-31 October in Barcelona, Spain.

I will be on twitter so lets connect and discuss the session during and afterwards, hashtag #msTechEdOnline

I will use the twitter hashtag mentioned below until other information is provided by TechEd staff.

Update from TechEd official blog:
TechEd 2014 LiveStream Details

Time Session ID
May 12 at 11-12 noon FDN02 Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Server
May 12 at 1:15-2:30pm DCIM-B318 Windows PowerShell Unplugged with Jeffrey Snover
May 12 at 3-4:15pm PCIT-B342 RemoteApp for Mobility and BYOD
May 12 at 4:45-6pm PCIT-B410 Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: MVP Experts Panel
May 13 at 8:30-9:45am DEV-B385 INTRODUCING: The Future of .NET on the Server
May 13 at 10:15-11:30am DEV-B411 DEEP DIVE: The Future of .NET on the Server
May 13 at 1:30-2:45pm WIN-B328 Group Policy: Notes from the Field – Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
May 13 at 3:15-4:30pm PCIT-B318 Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Overview Session
May 13 at 5-6:15pm DCIM-B340 TWC: Sysinternals Primer: TechEd 2014 Edition
May 14 at 8:30-9:45am WIN-B335 Making Sense of the Microsoft Information Protection Stack
May 14 at 10:15-11:30am DCIM-B386 Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi on Cloud Computing
May 14 at 1:30-2:45pm DEV-B417 Entity Framework: Building Applications with Entity Framework 6
May 14 at 3:15-4:30pm DCIM-B418 Windows PowerShell Best Practices and Patterns: Time to Get Serious
May 14 at 5-6:15pm DCIM-B380 What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
May 15 at 8:30-9:45am WIN-B358 Real-World Windows 8.1 Deployment Notes from the Field
May 15 at 10:15-11:30am DEV-B362 Async Best Practices for C# #msTechEdOnlineand Visual Basic
May 15 at 1-2:15pm PCIT-B329 VDI Deployment Walkthrough
May 15 at 2:45-4pm WIN-B359 2014 Edition: How Many Coffees Can You Drink While Your PC Starts?

You know I be there…