Windows Server

KMS client won’t activate

KMS Clients won’t activate and slmgr.vbs -ato fails. 1. Check the KMS activation key is correct Take a look here for the correct KMS client keys. To change your key use the following command: slmgr.vbs /ipk product-key-here Have another go at activating the client with: slmgr.vbs -ato 2. Check DNS entry for the KMS server Use NSLOOKUP to confirm […]

Extended disk doesn’t show new partition size in Explorer

Extended a VMDK or VHD then extended the disk in Server 2008 Disk Management console but disk still shows old size in Windows Explorer. Open a command prompt. DISKPART DISKPART> List Volume Lists the volumes DISKPART> select volume X (replace X with the number for the volume you have extended) DISKPART> extend filesystem DiskPart successfully extended the […]

WMI Broken on XenApp Server

WMI is sometimes found to be broken on XenApp Servers. Here’s how to fix it: Open an elevated command prompt, then: Check if repository is corrupt: winmgmt /verifyrepository if yes do: winmgmt /resetrepository (You might get an error here in which case manually stop WMI service as it probably has a dependency, then try again) […]