Author: Cristal Kawula

The case of Low Disk Space caused by Goto Meeting – #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Usually, I would post about more technical topics, but this one is annoying me. I am an avid Goto Meeting User and typically record many my meetings for knowledge transfer and skills sharing with my clients and colleagues. What happens is every 3 months or so my C: fills up with Goto Meeting temp files. Where they are located is here: c:\users\<Profile>\Documents\Original Inside we have all the Goto Meeting temp recording files. If these recordings have been completed these are just dead files left behind that never get cleaned up. Here is the single line of...

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The Case of Troubleshooting a failed Windows 10 Pro In-Place-Upgrade like the Pro’s – #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, With the looming deadline of January 2020 coming up very very fast I know many of you are racing to get your Windows 10 upgrade projects done. With that said I wanted to share an extremely handly little tool that Microsoft has built to help troubleshoot failed upgrades. It is called setupdiag.exe and is a real life saver. You can grab a copy from here: Our situation today was a failed upgrade and this prompt on the end users machine: The Installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT Phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation. This error...

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The Case of Inventory Gathering using Microsoft MAP #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I wanted to write to you today because sometimes the good old tools are just what the doctor ordered. I have used the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit before, but I haven’t tried it out in a few years. I have to say that the latest version from November 2018 is pretty awesome. It is quite literally a Next,Next,Finish install. Just download it onto a Management Server, have your Domain Admin rights ready, and scan the network. I needed some information for this client on 4 projects: Windows 2003/2008 EOL Exchange 2010 Migration to...

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Finding the Windows 10 1809 Media and Upgrading – #Windows10 #Windows1809

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,   Today I was asked by a customer to find the Windows 10 1809 media, and it took me a while, but I did find the link for you. If you go here: you can grab your copy today.     You can also grab it from your MSDN, Volume License, or Academic sites. Creating your installation media has never been easier. You can use the Create Windows 10 Installation Media Tool to handle building a bootable USB key or grabbing the ISO itself. If you just want to kick off your upgrade right now,...

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