batch

Veeam – Unable to release guest. Error: Unfreeze error (over VIX): [Backup job failed.]

Posted by robd on February 06, 2013
Veeam / No Comments

If you’re a Veeam user you may feel the same way as I do when it comes to the product, that is:

“It’s absolutely brilliant and I really love it but when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong!”

So we recently we had a backup failure where were getting the following error:

Unable to release guest. Error: Unfreeze error (over VIX): [Backup job failed.]

On the exchange server we were seeing these kind of errors in the event log:

Information Store (3424) Shadow copy instance  freeze ended.

&

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine ConvertStringSidToSid (S-2-6-11-2001077031-0230750062-1115881885-1111.bak).

 

Also when I ran “vssadmin list writers” in a command prompt  I found:

 

 

So after some Googling, I found fixes such as:

 

Reboot the server,

Uninstall any Symantec backup exec agents on the machine,

Re-install VMware tools,

Run a batch script to re-register VSS DLL’s (I’ll post it below),

Make sure Windows firewalls are off.

 

Well none of these ended up being our issue, ours was down to our physical internal firewalls!!  A change had been made meaning the Exchange VSS writer couldn’t write directly to the SAN meaning by the time it routed there via an alternative path the default 20 seconds VSS Microsoft Exchange Writer had timed out!  Bugger.

 

So the firewall man, reverted his change and Bobs your uncle, successful backup!!

Script as promised:

Tags: , , , , ,

Lync 2010 Disabled Users – Enabled them on Lync 2010

Posted by robd on September 07, 2012
Lync 2010 / 5 Comments

Hi All,

We use linked mailboxes within the company I work in as we’re too lazy to finish a AD/Exchange migration.  Now as you’ll know linked mailboxes need to have a disabled mailbox in AD to work….

Well a while ago we needed to install Lync 2010 and being proactive we installed the Lync sever on the new domain…then we realised that Lync 2010 cant natively work with disabled accounts.

So having a butchers about on the Internet we found this script to enable disabled users in a certain OU to use Lync 2010.  The script uses SIDMAP.WSF to synchronize the msExchMasterAccountSid attibute to the msRTCSIP-OriginatorSid attribute on the  SIP-enabled disabled user account.

So just for clarity, SIP enable the account through the Lync 2010 control panel, then run this batch script:

Tags: , , , ,

Active X Batch Script

Posted by robd on August 16, 2012
Batch Scripts / No Comments

Some stupid software needs Active X controls to work, here’s a basic script for that to work:

The following batch file can be configured as a computer startup script to install the components:

Tags: , ,

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.