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System Engineer. PowerShell, Splunk, Monitoring, Metrics, Automation lover. Aussie living and working in the Netherlands.


  1. Resending Reporting Services Email Subscriptions When Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Microsoft Reporting Services email subscriptions can be a pain. How many times have you created a new subscription a few minutes in advance and not received it, then you are unsure if you set the schedule time correctly, or if you pressed the save button, or if the fix you made to reporting services didn’t work? It’s a time consuming process, but thankfully, there is a better way. Instead, you can run some SQL...…


  2. How To Fix Hyper-V Migration Attempt Failed

    If you are running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and have a SAN available, Hyper-V Live migration is a great way to make your Virtual Machines highly available. There is nothing like being able to migrate your VM’s to another node in the cluster and shutdown a host to perform maintenance – I still get excited every time I live migrate a machine! In some cases though, your Live Migration attempt may fail. Unfortunately...…


  3. Setting the Critical Battery Action to 'Do Nothing' In Windows 7

    For some reason, Windows 7 does not allow setting the Critical Battery Action to Do Nothing. You may wish to use this if the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) in your laptop is reporting your battery charge level incorrectly. My poor old IBM ThinkPad T30 has this issue, so I want to force Windows not to power off the laptop when the battery is low. The tool we will be using that comes with...…