Showing posts from November, 2014

Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) 2.7, finally is publicly available. For those who never used RDCMan, it's probably the best tool for managing multiple remote desktop connections, and it's free.
You can download the installation package from Microsoft Download Center .

Here are the supported operating systems: Windows 10 Tech Preview , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Tech Preview. 
For users with OS versions prior to Win7/Vista will need to get version 6 of the Terminal Services Client. You can obtain this from the Microsoft Download Center: Windows Server 2003,XP.

Here are the new features:
Virtual machine connect-to-console supportClient size options come from the application config file (RDCMan.exe.config) rather than being hard-coded.View.Client size.Custom menu item shows the current sizeView.C…

How to find matching mount points and volume guids ?

In this case I was experiencing VSS error events in application event log on one of the file servers. The related logged events were containing error information with associated Volume GUID instead of mount point (drive letter). Here is the example of the error event:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The shadow copy could not be committed - operation timed out. Error context: DeviceIoControl(\\?\Volume{GUID}
Since this error event was generated on file server with bunch of disk drives, I was wondering which mount point (drive letter) was associated with this Volume Guid.
One way to achieve this task was to run mountvol.exe without any switches. The output from this command looks like this:

Also, from Run dialog:

I could browse the contents of the drive, and figure out the drive letter.
Browsing the contents using Volume Guids from command prompt using dir requires additional backslash "\" at the end:

Another way is by comparing values in Registry in HKLM\System\MountedDevi…

TechEd 2014 Europe, TechEd 2015 Europe ?

TechEd 2014 Europe (Barcelona) has finished yesterday, and if you were at the last session on Friday on Case of the Unexplained: Troubleshooting with Mark Russinovich, you could listen that it was the last his session on TechEd ... Ever ...
Is TechEd dead ? No, according from Microsoft. TechEd lives on, but as part of new unified Microsoft commercial technology event. This event for 2015 calendar for US is scheduled in May in Chicago and is known as Microsoft Ignite .
Until now, there are no announcements for such Microsoft's premier IT Pro conference for Europe, but let's hope that there will be one, because TechEd was a great place to explore Microsoft's solutions for delivering innovation and productivity for enterprises.