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How to enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

In Windows 2012, the usual Remote Desktop window is not easily visible. To launch the Remote Desktop window, there are two methods: Command Line and Graphical User Interface.

Command Line

  1. Move your mouse to bottom right of the screen and you would see a bar, Charm Bar. Or to the left bottom to the windows logo.
  2. Enter CMD.
  3. In command prompt window, type SystemPropertiesRemote and hit Enter
  4. The above command would launch the System Properties windows.
  5. Select the appropriate option under Remote Desktop and click OK.


Replace faulty disk in P2000 G3 without a spare configured

  1. Wait for the array to become healthy (not degraded).
  2. Add the replacement disk and configure it as a dedicated spare.
  • Physically pull the global spare and wait for the system to start using the dedicated spare disk.
  • Replace the global spare disk. It will show up as ‘leftover’ (LEFTOVR).
  • Clear the metadata on the leftover disk (Menu: top level: Tools: ‘Clear disk metadata’).
  • Re-add the disk as a global hot spare (Menu: Top level: Provisioning: ‘Manage Global Spares’).

UPS management card HP UPS (R5500) error on all hosts

I found out when installing the agent for a management card for theR5500 XR UPS from HP, with agents running on Hyver-V 2008 R2. There can be a situation that an a certain time all hosts in the management interface in the UPS management card (fw 2.1.11) are crossed red.

This issue comes forward when a host from the Hyver-V servers still does have it’s firewall turned on.

After disabling the firewall you won’t see this issue again.



E.H.B.O. for EVA… What NOT to do!

  1. Check your environment (in my case an EVA4400 without any GB of data, both controllers failed, system down)
  2. DO NOT (I repeat) DO NOT TOUCH the EVA. (Leave all Disks as they are.)
  3. In my case HP was called by the customer.
  4. Go to the field-service page (that is still on the original CVE port)
  5. Go to command line
  6. Enter the given commands from HP support. (I will not mention them, but know them). At the time I went into the field-service page the EVA was gone from the CVE en in the Uninitialized part of the Service Tab. The situation was the 5 disks had failed within 1 day). Probably 2 in the sam e RSS set at the same time.
  7. Reseat the faulty disks.
  8. Again run command within field-service and restart CVE service.
  9. There your EVA is back again.

EVA back from the death of from a short coma?

What so ever. If you have 1 (ONE) problem. Do NOT pull, replace or what-so-ever on the EVA until you know you should. You are likely to introduce  more problems you can handle.