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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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.

Azure AD Connect Password Sync – Disabled and Grayed Out

Ran into a problem earlier with the new Azure AD Connect Wizard. We had configured the wizard and synced around 500 AD accounts. However, password sync was not working. I opened the wizard to confirm the configuration and found that “Password Hash Synchronization” was disabled. It was greyed out and could not be enabled. I…

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MSOnlineExtended Powershell Module

Something weird happened to me earlier. I was working on my O365 tenant with Powershell, and couldn’t remember the exact verbiage of a cmdlet that I needed. So, I did what any good sys admin would do; consulted the help! After clearing my Powershell console of many, angry looking red and yellow words (Powershell didn’t…

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Error When Reinstalling DirSync

Today is just not my day! After a failed attempt at installing/configuring DirSync, I removed it and tried to install and configure again. This time did not prove any more successful. I was getting this error midway through the install process: I was able to figure this out after a little while and wanted to…

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