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How To Fix: Virtual machine cannot start – The security ID structure is invalid (0x80070539)


When importing a virtual machine into my Hyper-V host I was having some difficulty starting the newly imported VM. After much research online I found the solution to this problem is the new Hyper-V host cannot import an invalid security structure which is part of the import of the virtual machine. To easily fix this error: Open PowerShell as Administrator. Run: Grant-VMConnectAccess -VMName “Name of VM that is errored out.” -UserName “Domain and username of the current user“ For an example, I had an error that my pfSense VM was not starting after import. I ran this...

Hyper-V Linux Integration Service on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


If you are running a hyper-v server with an Ubuntu 16.04 guest, it is beneficial to install the Linux Integration Services (LIS). This is comparable to VMware tools which provides a connection between the host and the VM for proper reboots etc. To enable this on your guest operating system we need to edit the module files located in: nano /etc/initramfs-tools/modules Once you are in nano add the following to the end of the file: hv_vmbus hv_storvsc hv_blkvsc hv_netvsc Save the file. Next we are going to install the linux virtual tools and reinitialize the modules file. apt-get install ...

Installing NextCloud on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Apache2, Lets Encrypt, Redis and APCu


NextCloud is an open source fork of ownCloud that has gone completely FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software), the significant difference being ownCloud is closed source with two pricing models, wheras NextCloud is open source. The NextCloud developers value their users. I recommend hosting this on a VPS with more than 100GB’s of storage or a dedicated server since the whole point of NextCloud is to be like Dropbox and save your files the more storage the better while the minimum storage requirement is 20GB. NextCloud Requirements: 1Ghz CPU 1GB Ram 20GB HDD Even though a 20GB disk would be...

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