Tag Archives: Microsoft/Windows

Potential Resolution for Remmina Error ERRCONNECT_CONNECT_TRANSPORT_FAILED [0x2000D]

If you attempt to connect to a Windows 7 workstation using the RDP protocol TLS security, you may encounter the following error information from Remmina: Dec 30 21:25:00 hostname remmina.desktop[4836]: [21:25:00:443] [4836:5478] [ERROR][com.freerdp.core] – freerdp_set_last_error ERRCONNECT_CONNECT_TRANSPORT_FAILED [0x2000D] Dec 30 21:25:00 … Continue reading

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Adding a New Boot Disk in Fedora 23 with UEFI

Well THAT was a hell of a learning experience.  You know, I spent all this time learning about GRUB 2, the MBR, and bootloader operation in general, and just when I thought I really had the bootloader stuff down, I … Continue reading

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Upgrading a KVM/QEMU Windows Guest Domain to Windows 10

You are likely to run into the following error during the upgrade process: Windows 10 installation failed in SAFE_OS phas with error during boot The error code reported to you when you reboot the system and it rolls back changes … Continue reading

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Navigating the Tianocore UEFI Shell

Just in case you end up getting dropped to the UEFI shell when attempting to start a Windows guest domain with KVM/QEMU/Tianocore, I thought I might post a little shot from Alex Williams’ extremely helpful series (to which I’ve already … Continue reading

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Virtualizing Windows 7 with Fedora 23 KVM/QEMU and IOMMU-enabled PCI Passthrough

I finally got around to whipping up the Windows 7 VM to round out and more or less complete the Engineering Walden Project’s Technical Reference Model.  Hooray! Because I had already configured my KVM/QEMU system with the proper pci-stub entries … Continue reading

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Installing and Configuring the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for unixODBC on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

General Procedure Up Front 1.  Install unixODBC in RHEL 7.2 $ sudo dnf install unixODBC 2.  Download and install the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 (Preview) for SQL Server on Linux These instructions are actually good enough. 3.  Create and configure … Continue reading

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Outlook 2010 only Viewable when Maximized on Windows 7

Resolution Up Front: Modify the shortcut used to start Outlook by right-clicking it (hold shift if clicking a Start Bar icon) and selecting “Properties” In the “Shortcut” tab, select the “Maximized” option from the drop-down menu for the “Run” field. … Continue reading

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The Electric Mountain: The Engineering Walden Project Technical Reference Model

  Schematic Overview This is best opened in a companion window to be referenced while reading the following information. Summary of the Engineering Walden Project Basically, the goal here is to provide a platform on which I can build any … Continue reading

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Using System Center Operations Manager with UNIX and GNU/Linux: Conditional Detection

So, one of the most basic things one might want to do with SCOM when monitoring UNIX/Linux systems would be to observe the syslog for certain kinds of entries, alerting administrators through rules and notifications when they occur.  Doing this … Continue reading

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Honorable Closed-Source Companies: Microsoft For The Win

So, I used to be a nothing-but-Microsoft guy.  I spent seven years professionally supporting and designing solutions implementing nothing but Microsoft products and devoting myself to obtaining three MCITP certifications, including the highest certification below the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) … Continue reading

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