Windows cannot access the specified device

This is an old problem, but I still see it from time to time.  You are trying to run and executable that you downloaded, and you are on a Windows 2003 system.  You double click and get:   As you can see here, I am simply trying to install the windirstat utility to figure out… Continue reading Windows cannot access the specified device

SCVMM and P2V Adventures

Where I work, we have been using Microsoft Virtualization since Virtual Server was in Beta.  Of course, we don’t necessarily use all of the functions and features of all the software we have, but one feature that I have used a good bit is the “Convert physical server” action in System Center Virtual Machine Manager. … Continue reading SCVMM and P2V Adventures

Preinstall DPM Client

If you deploy servers from an image, and you would like to install DPM prior to imaging, you can’t just use the install option from the DPM server.  You CAN install the agent manually, and then configure it later.  Copy the latest agent files from C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Agents\RA and put them somewhere you can get… Continue reading Preinstall DPM Client