Running vSphere in VMware Workstation 12

In this post I’ll be walking through how to run a vSphere lab in VMware Workstation. I recently decided to obtain VCP6-DCV. Rather than driving up my electric bill like I’ve done in the past using physical servers, I’m attempting to run the entire lab on my workstation and a Synology NAS. If you’ve ever…

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Expand a VHD/VHDX with Powershell

In the spirit of the “GUI-less” future that Microsoft and other vendors are pushing, I recently removed the GUI from all of our Hyper-V hosts. Now, I know I’m a bit late to the party on this one. I’ve been cleaning up a lot of things left over from past generations of IT guys, and…

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Exchange 2013: Error 0x80070070 While Adding DAG Member

Error: A server-side database availability group administrative operation failed. Error Failed to add or remove the Failover-Clustering feature. Error: The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. A DISM session could not be opened. An error occurred accessing the temporary folder C:WindowsTEMP57ACE2DE-4CD2-4F5F-B7A0-93D867A89A12. Ensure that the path to the temporary folder exists…

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Azure AD Sync – Unable to Update this Object – Values Associated with Another Object

ERROR MESSAGE:<> Unable to update this object because the following attributes associated with this object have values that may already be associated with another object in your local directory services: [UserPrincipalName<>;]. Correct or remove the duplicate values in your local directory. Please refer to for more information on identifying objects with duplicate…

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Office 365 Knowledge Base Library

Browsing Technet for instructional or troubleshooting articles can often be a task in itself. Here is a direct link to the Office 365 Knowledge Base Library on Technet: Office 365 Knowledge Base Library This is a pretty clear method of finding the information you need when working with Office 365.