Monday, February 28, 2011

Windows 2008 INCORRECT FUNCTION error, sharing folders or file shares

If you get the error "Incorrect Function" on a Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2 when trying to share a folder or create a file share then you will find the error message "INCORRECT FUNCTION" is extreemly useless.

It occurs because you don't have the Firewall Rules for Inbound and Outbound "File and Printer Sharing" included in your rule sets.  

But I have firewall disabled I hear you cry!  For Windows it doesnt matter if you have the Firewall on or off for any of the Profiles.  If you dont have the rules there you cant share folders......

Dont know why this is but it just doesnt work and gives the silly error message above.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Animoto - The End of Slideshows

A very smart video and picture compilation piece of software

Animoto - The End of Slideshows

Running a Virtual Router & Firewall inside VMware ESX with Vyatta

I needed to run an router inside and ESX server to route between a couple of virtual networks and came across Vyatta. I'm sure loads of people know about this but I'm a newbie to network routers so was quaite taken by its functionality.

Although this video is old it gives a very good understanding of what Vyatta is and how to install it on ESXi

Running a Virtual Router & Firewall inside VMware ESX with Vyatta