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  1. To add hard drives to a VM you need to open either the vSphere client or go to the vSphere webpage for your server. Once logged right click on the VM you want to add disk to. Select Edit Settings. In ESXi 5.5 there will be an add button you can then add a hard disk through this menu. On 6.5 the Web Interface is a bit different but similar, in that you have to edit the settings of the VM, and add a disk. Once you add a disk to the VM, login to the VM and open Computer Management and go to the Disk Manager. Scan for new disks and viola new disk will appear. I know with servers that disk needs to be brought online, initialized and formatted.
  2. Someone above mentioned Ubiquiti AirMax however Ubiquiti has smaller wireless bridges that you can implement fairly inexpensively. I have put in dozens of these https://www.ui.com/airmax/nanobeam-ac-gen2/ across numerous locations and distances. You put one of these on your house, and the other on the shop point them at each other and you are golden. They are PoE devices and super easy to install. We use AirMax devices for bridging over long distances over 1km. While they will work, they are overkill. The nanobeams are small and easy to install and are designed for distances under 1000m.
  3. Maybe the network card is failing? Seems to be the only point that you have tried to replace with another wireless card.
  4. I would assume that he is not moving the router/modem around to test between Wifi on his phone and wired on his desktop. You've eliminated the cable as the problem. I would also assume you've rebooted the device and your computer. This leads me to two thoughts. There is a problem with the modem, from images of the device I see it has two switch ports on the device you've tried both? Do you have access to another computer or laptop to directly plug in to test the connection? That would eliminate the desktop if the problem persists. Secondly if the problem doesn't follow to a different computer you could have a bad port on the desktop which might manifest the problem this way as well. Trying with a different computer to validate the problem would be where I start if you can. Have you contacted your ISP/Provider?
  5. Without knowing what you are seeing... You won't get much help. Please be more descriptive. I configure these types of switches all the time, so I can likely help get you to a basic config, however without knowing what state the switch is in I can't begin to assist.
  6. https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX67909?gclid=Cj0KCQjwtLT1BRD9ARIsAMH3BtXBb94nGtCq1bllaENa__9zeN1XpPBc3UPgU7yvnxJv9xxMzpPGvisaAqm9EALw_wcB keep in mind this is Canadian site. Not sure what availability is where you are. Also the Nano Station is only 2.4Ghz. so not the fastest but will give good range.
  7. Its an Access Point, plug it into your network, configure the security and it will broadcast sweet sweet wifi for your phone, laptop, xbox, whatever you want to connect to it.
  8. Was going to suggest the same thing. Windows Firewall... Why I prefer a Hardware Firewall. On a side note Share Permissions and Folder permissions are two very separate things. Typically for a LAN setting unless you want to restrict access to a shared folder, share permissions you set Everyone to Full Control. And use NTFS permissions to grant or deny access. More control that way, but for home file sharing likely overkill.
  9. What kind of distances are we talking here? AirMax devices are more for connecting two buildings together so not quite what you are looking for. You would be better served with a Ubiquiti NanoStation which you can get for about the same price. Easy to configure and generally provides about 200 - 300Ft of solid connectivity on both the 2.4 and 5Ghz frequencies. And is outdoor weather sealed.
  10. Some things I would check. 1) Networking isn't likely your problem however can you ping each computer in the network? 2) Share Permissions - When creating a windows Share make sure that on the share permissions everyone has full control. This seems contrary to security but it is what it is. 3) Windows Firewall could also be blocking access if the one computer isn't in the same "Zone" as the other. Try turning the Windows Firewall off and see if that makes a difference. 4) Make File and Print Sharing is on. Though that seems like a most unlikely part of the problem.
  11. Exchange Setup will not allow you to get to that point of the install is at without those pre-reqs in place. Having installed Exchange numerous times its quite demanding about the pre-reqs.
  12. If I was doing a raw hypervisor I would go with ESX 6.7, mainly due to having the most experience with that product. Keep in mind most of the configuration of the host is done via the web interface. Installing on a workstation make sure that Virtual Machine support is enabled in the BIOS. Hyper-V is second as most people have Windows 10 and it is a reasonably capable Virtualization platform as well. Multiple Network ports help, Keep VM Traffic isolated from the Management Traffic. Though you can do everything with one Network Port, it works better with at least 2.
  13. A couple of things you could check; Things I would look for; 1) Exchange Setup Logs. There is a log file generated in a folder on the C:\ that will have detailed information as to why you may be having an issue. 2) Make sure that you are installing the latest RU of Exchange Server. You can download this direct from Microsoft. 3) Make sure that the version of Windows you are installing on is up to date. 4) Without knowing more about the environment its hard to troubleshoot further. There are a number of variables that can impact the successful install of Exchange Server.
  14. Yeah likely... Man whomever installed this needs to have their head examined... That reminds me, during this wonderful lockdown/work from home. Might be time to re-do the network lines in my basement... The line guy who did the lines here was another hack from the local telco... I swear these guys are semi-trained apes in coveralls.
  15. I know in one of my old jobs we used to give network devices such as printers and some of the servers names that were recognizable for the users if they were having issues. The helpdesk named all the printers with fun names. We had a colour printer that consumed toner like crazy it was called Sauron. We had some new at the time Dell Printers that were different than our normal off-white HP printers, they had black plastic, so we named them after things that were black (Vader, Onyx, Carbon). The server folks named the server racks after spices... Some of the Unix boxes had Greek god names. It was a fun. Being military IT now, naming standards are very strict and tied to function and such.
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