Archive for 2014



Dec 13 2014

Why Compacting Hyper-v vhd Does Not Reduce Disk Size

Published by under Virtualization

You have freed up a lot of space on your hyper-v virtual machine and tried to compact the vhd file but no luck, it doesn’t shrink as much as it should. Here are a few things I tried to optimize disk space:– Defragmentation– Shrink volume from the VM disk manager– Defrag adding the vhd on another […]

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Sep 17 2014

4 Things to Know Before Migrating to Exchange 2013

Published by under Exchange

You are about to migrate mail servers to Exchange 2013? Here are a few issues I came across while migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2013. Please read first. 1/ I had to add all Exchange servers DNS entries in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts, since email got stuck in queues. I was also getting timeouts while sending emails (some sessions would […]

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Aug 27 2014

LVS: a Free Load-Balancer for Microsoft Exchange

Published by under Linux

Microsoft Exchange traffic can be load-balanced with Microsoft NLB but it requires to set up 4 Exchange servers for the sake that NLB isn’t compatible with (Exchange) cluster. Most Microsoft guys do not recommend it.Among NLB downsides, Exchange services are monitored with a basic ping, meaning the service is considered to be active even if […]

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Jan 29 2014

Download extpart and Extend the Windows C: Partition

Published by under Windows

Dell have released ExtPart, a free piece of software you can download that works on any hardware (I was successful on HP servers).Windows 2003 doesn’t provide any tool to extend the boot partition, Diskpart working with secondary volumes only. Download Extpart Dell Basic Disk Expansion on Dell website. You may get a message it is not […]

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