Vincent Suden

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Unable to update/remove VMware tools in a Windows VM

  Have you ever come across a issue where you either have a corrupt copy of VMware tools that can’t be updated or the update fails part way through leaving stale traces. Error 1316. A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file C:\Windows\Installer\VMware Tools.msi A previous version of VMware Tools is already …


Citrix Xen VM Unresponsive, Will not shut down or start

  If you have ever worked with Citrix Xenserver for a long time, You have no doubt experienced having a VM turn unmanageable. Below are couple of scenarios and quick fixes that will be handy in similar situations. # 1st Scenario VM has continuously attempted to shutdown, however remains in the green/on state. The VM …

Troubleshooting Windows

Fixing a corrupt VHD file – Hyper-V

  Error message – Failed to open attachment ‘C:\ vhddir \MyVHD.vhd’. Error: ‘The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.’” There could be many possible causes why your VHD may become corrupted. More often administrators tend to restore the backup from the snapshot catalog. This is to ensure uptime guarantee. However if we have enough …