Entries by Marco Drost

Microsoft is calling: You're computer is having problems! (Phone scam)

Last week my wife got a call from from a person claiming to be working for Microsoft, and apparently they are receiving reports that there is something wrong with my computer! She told them that she does not need any help because she is married to an IT guy! But today I got the call […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Who needs cookies (Internet privacy)

Yesterday I was in discussion with a friend about internet and privacy. He has a background in software development and told me about browser fingerprints as a very good alternative to cookies. What is browser fingerprint? Browser fingerprint is a type of tracking that may identify you far more accurately than any type of cookie […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Back-up for virtual environments (TSMVE) is still underestimated by IBM!

When you are using IBM equipment there is a big chance that you will use IBM related software to manage the environment. In a large  environment you can use IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments to make back-ups of your virtual machines. IBM says that: Tivoli® Storage Manager software provides a wide range […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

On premises DropBox

Introduction In our private lives we are already accustomed to using cloud based file sharing. Who of us isn’t using or has tried Dropbox? Dropbox was my first cloud based file sharing solution. In the time between now and then there are many new players in town like BOX,PogoPlug and many more. Where Box stores […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

The sky is not the limit if you cannot fly!

Often I  hear management make promises that can not be met! Management thinks that he or she can make decisions about the service that is bean delivered without consulting the SLA or the architectural principles! Is it possible in an existing environment to set a new (higher) target without changing  the environment? If not or […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Auto draw Visio drawing by importing Excel data

I was ask to make a overview to see which servers are responsible for which application. This overview is for management and must be in a drawing format and they want to have this available when they want to. This is task that can cost a lot of time just for a quick overview. So […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Back-up and Recovery of Exchange 2010 with Veeam Backup & Replication version 6

I finally found some time to install version 6 of Veeam Back-up and replication and I was wondering if the back-up strategy that I used for Exchange 2010 in version 5 ( see part one, part two and part three for backup and recovery )  will change in the new version. Because in the What’s […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

TCP Error 10061 when Login into ChangeAuditor

When installing ChangeAuditor form Quest (a next, next finish installation) I received an error when I tried to logon with the client but I did not get any error during or after the installation.  I got the following error: Info","Could not connect to net.tcp://<FQDN>.local:49309/Service. The connection attempt lasted for a time span of 00:00:02.0779654. TCP […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Quest ActiveRoles client Failed to connect

During a installation of a POC environment I run in to a problem when we wanted to connect to the ActiveRoles server (Windows 2008 R2)  from a client (Windows 7). We tried to connect with the MMC console of ActiveRoles, which was locally installed, and to the Web console but ending up with error’s.This is […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Access denied Quest ActiveRoles and Event 10016

After the installation of the Quest ActiveRoles MMC component I experienced a error: Connecting to Administration Service on ‘127.0.0.1’ as ‘GALLIE\QAR’… Failed to connect to Administration Service on ‘127.0.0.1’. Access is denied. When I looked in to the system log I also found this error with event ID 10016 and source DistributedCOM: Marco DrostWas once […]

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.