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Windows Stuck in Recovery Mode Datto driver signing

This is a solution by Greg Baharoff, the owner of MTBW Services Inc. in Mount Airy, Maryland. Symptom: During maintenance, the Windows Server became stuck in recovery mode. Symptom: The following “regular” solutions did not work, such as bootrec /rebuildBCD  , sfc /scannow , and dism.exe /cleanup-image. Symptom: Datto driver / agent was installed on …Read More…

Multi Factor (MFA) App Password Missing or Blank – Office 365

Symptoms for missing Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) app password in O365: You enabled Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) on Office 365 (O365) portal or Microsoft 365 MFA works, and your user(s) are able to log on to the office.com website using it. You don’t see the “app password” listed anywhere, and the Account Settings view seems to …Read More…

vSphere Health detected new issues in your environment 6.7

Symptom:  You start seeing the alarm “vSphere Health detected new issues in your environment” and it won’t go away. I wrote about this alarm with one cause: Memory Exhaustion with a Tiny deployment in my other blog. If you navigate to your vCenter appliance website (https://vcenter.company.com:5480) and see memory warnings, check the fix in that …Read More…

Netapp 3rd-party CA certificates expiring DeutscheTelekomRootCA2

Symptom: Your ONTAP 9.x system is giving errors about third party CA certificates expiring. Source = mgwd “mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring: A digital certificate with Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) Class2PrimaryCA, Serial Number 85BD4BF3D8DAE369F694D75FC3A54423, Certificate Authority ‘Class 2 Primary CA’ and type server-ca for Vserver Netapp1 will expire in the next 4 day(s).” “mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring: A digital certificate with …Read More…

Step by Step: Upgrade vCenter VCSA 6.0 (or 6.5) to 6.7

These screenshots show the entire process to upgrade vCenter from 6.0 to 6.7 using a Windows 10 desktop as my administrative workstation.   The same steps work for vCenter 6.5 to 6.7. Preparing for the vCenter appliance upgrade Appliance Upgrade Stage 1 Optional:  Check the “Enable Thin Disk Mode” so that your vCenter server uses less …Read More…