Author Archives: Dustin Lema

Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP – Part 4 of 4

Welcome back to Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP – Part 4 of 4.  If you’ve been following along, we’re going to use the client to determine the SHA256 value since this isn’t “visible” within the certificate itself.  Then … Continue reading

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Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back to Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP – Part 3 of 4.  If you’ve been following along, we’re going to configure the TMG server to remove the old cert/listener and replace it with the new cert/listener. If … Continue reading

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Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP Part 2 of 4

Welcome back to Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP – Part 2 of 4.  If you’ve been following along, we’re going to configure the TMG server to request a new certificate from the internal CA. If you want to … Continue reading

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Nightmare on VPN street with TMG and SSTP Part 1 of 4

The day started out like any other where I was working remotely and needed to get some files from my house.  I had setup a TMG 2010 server as my internet gateway and front end firewall approximately 2 years ago. … Continue reading

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The case of VMNAT.exe consuming too many CPU cycles – unsolved

For at least a year I’ve been plagued – ok, maybe that’s too strong of a word – annoyed by the fact that when running VMware Workstation (I’m using Workstation 9 in this case, but it also happened to me … Continue reading

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Major issues – vSphere Upgrade to 5.5 from 5.1

I’m writing this today to have some place to refer back to in order to remind me how painful this process was – and how much I love snapshot technology. Task: Upgrade Home Lab vCenter 5.1 to vCenter 5.5 Issue: … Continue reading

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My MultiFunction Printer (MFP) no longer scans to email

Thanks Comcast! In all serious, it’s probably a good idea for Comcast to block port 25 for residential subscribers (due to the bots and other attack vectors for spammers and malware purveyors) but that left me with a conundrum.  No … Continue reading

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UPDATE – FIX – “a website is trying to start a remote connection”

UPDATE! Hi All, If you’ve been following this thread, you’ve already seen my solution below to uninstall KB2592687 in order to remove the security error from RDP’ing into a Windows Server. The real issue I was having was that my mRemote … Continue reading

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Cannot Uninstall VMware Workstation – The MSI ” Failed

Recently, I wanted to update my VMware Workstation version from 8.0.2 to version 8.0.4.  In order to do this you must uninstall the older version of VMware workstation first.  This is where the problems start to arise. After a bit … Continue reading

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Sysprep Errors with Server 2008R2, SkipRearm, and slmgr.vbs – SOLUTION

Have you run into an issue sysprepping  in your virtual or Citrix environment using Vista, Windows 7 or Server 2008 including R2?  Are you getting “Fatal Errors”?  Are you frustrated with the lack of Microsoft knowledge on how to fix … Continue reading

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