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Remove Forefront Client Security by force

I was recently trying to upgrade the Antivirus software on some servers from Forefront Client Security to System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 R2. On most servers it worked fine. However on a few I was unable to remove some of … Continue reading

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Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the Remote Desktop technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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Host disconnected in vSphere client II

Here’s another nice vSphere issue, and how to fix it. One of my ESXi 5.0 hosts was showing as disconnected in vSphere client. I tried to reconnect to it by using the right-click Connect option. This took a while, then … Continue reading

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vSphere client: Performance overview not working

Various things seem to cause this to fail. The error reported within the Performance Overview pane of vSphere client is: Perf Charts service experienced an internal error Report application initialization is not completed successfully. Retry in 60 seconds. In my … Continue reading

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Forefront Client Security not updating on Windows 2000

Had an old Windows 2000 server that Forefront Client Security (client version 1.5.1996.0) would not update on. FCS uses the Windows Update mechanism to get its new definitions. In the WindowsUpdate.log file (C:\WINNT\WindowsUpdate.log) there were the following messages: 2012-02-20 12:01:04:192 1116 1da4 Misc Validating signature for C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\5ce69a27b6ba11fec19bdd99bd4253e2\46f6584123f31fb0f353dba7c2c1b97b9a1e4ffb: … Continue reading

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