Virtual Disk and Storage Pool Issue

Virtual Disk and Storage Pool Issue

Just another day in Always on Availability world, the cluster members decide to revolt. Revolt was stamped at its infancy but not without its consequences. One of them was that my Storage Pools were in a state of Headlessness! Reattaching my disks via GUI proved to be unsuccessful as the disks disappeared post a reboot. (more…)

Office Shared Activation Installation

Office Shared Activation Installation

Deploying a Remote Desktop that required Office 2013 to be part of the software that are installed for your users? Office 2013 and in specific Office 2013 Pro Plus can be deployed onto this Remote Server / Desktop using a new installation Technology called Click-To-Run. This method can also be used to deploy Office locally within a network as well. (more…)

SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

This issue has been previously discussed within this post First Post on DCache Issues and Fix. After being buried within that project on Azure for a while, I forgot to post some updates to the fix discussed on that post. Basically it didn’t fix the whole problem.

Currently in the process of building a similar SharePoint 2013 platform on Azure and I noticed that Distributed Cache has risen from the ashes to give me some sleepless nights again. (more…)

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

If SharePoint is being used with a Publishing Site and the following error message is displayed within ULS Logs or Event Viewer:

“Object Cache: The super user account utilized by the cache is not configured”

This means that the cache accounts for your web application aren’t properly set and that there will be a lot of cache misses. If a cache miss occurs the page the user requested will have to be build up from scratch again. Files and information will be retrieved from the database and the file system and the page will be rendered. This means an extra hit on your SharePoint and database servers and a slower page load for your end user. (more…)

Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

A new Azure IAAS VM deployment has been having an issue opening any Microsoft based sites, MSDN, TechNet, Live.com etc. The symptom also shows up while trying to get live accounts authenticated against any of these sites.

The issue can be resolved by doing an Ipconfig /flushdns.

But that is not a practical solution to do a flushdns each time the server has a problem resolving these sites. (more…)