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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