How to find out what Dell virtual disk is what Disk in Windows

I had a failing drive on a Dell server and Dell Openmange Server Administrator only shows you the virtual disk, but not what disk it relates to in Windows. The server had 3 virtual disks of the same size so it was impossible to tell which Disk it related to in Windows.

To get this information, you need to open a command prompt on the server and run the following command  “omreport storage vdisk”   and you will get an output similar to below.

Name will show you the virtual disk name.

Device name will show you the Windows disk name.

List of Virtual Disks in the System

Controller PERC H700 Integrated (Embedded)
ID : 0
Status : Ok
Name : Virtual Disk 0
State : Ready
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 0
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled

ID : 1
Status : Ok
Name : Virtual Disk 1
State : Ready
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 1
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled

ID : 2
Status : Non-Critical
Name : Virtual Disk 2
State : Degraded
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 2
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled

How to fix an issue where you are unable to open User Accounts in control panel in Windows 2008

I had a Windows 2008R2 server joined to a domain. I wanted to add a domain user as a local admin but when I clicked on “User Accounts” in control panel, nothing happened. I logged out then logged back in and it still didn’t work. I rebooted the sever and still had the same issue.

The fix for this is to create a new shortcut that points to %windir%\system32\netplwiz.exe  and then you can access User Accounts.

How to stop Exchange 2013 from auto-mapping mailboxes in Outlook

I have access to many shared mailboxes for admin purposes, but I don’t want them all to show up in outlook.

To stop them from auto-mapping, simply run the following command on the  Powershell Exchange Management Shell.

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity <shared mailbox alias> -User <your mailbox alias> -AccessRights FullAccess -InheritanceType All -Automapping $false