VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ERROR CODE 32768 FAILED TO CREATE VM RECOVERY SNAPSHOT #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

We built a new Windows Server 2016 S2D Cluster last week and moved all VMs from Windows 2012 R2 Cluster to new Windows 2016 S2D Cluster and Standalone Windows 2016 Hyper-V Server, everything looks awesome, they got better performance. But when we tried to use Veeam backup and replication 9.5 with Update 3 to Back… Continue reading VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ERROR CODE 32768 FAILED TO CREATE VM RECOVERY SNAPSHOT #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

WINDOWS SERVER 2019 NOW AVAILABLE IN PREVIEW TODAY #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER #MICROSOFT #AZURE #MICROSOFT

What a wonderful day today! Windows server 2019 available in preview now.
As we know the Windows Server 2016 is fastest adopted version of Windows Server, it has lot of features like as Hyper-converged infrastructure, Storage Spaces Direct…etc., Windows Server 2019 is building in the strong foundation of Windows Server 2016.

MINIMAL DOWNTIME MIGRATION OF WINDOWS SERVER ROLES – PART 2

After done for Active Directory Preparation, now we need to install a new Windows Server 2012 R2, export data from existing windows server 2003 and then import to new Windows Server 2012 R2. Install windows 2012 R2 domain server Build a new Windows 2012 R2 Server (Make sure you fully patch it). Logon to windows… Continue reading MINIMAL DOWNTIME MIGRATION OF WINDOWS SERVER ROLES – PART 2

MINIMAL DOWNTIME MIGRATION OF WINDOWS SERVER ROLES – PART 1

As we know Windows Server 2003 was end support on July 14, 2015, but there are some customers still using it for some reasons. Today, my customer asked me to migrate their Windows server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, there are many windows roles on that server, let’s follow below steps to migrate it… Continue reading MINIMAL DOWNTIME MIGRATION OF WINDOWS SERVER ROLES – PART 1

Windows 2016 Server mysterious shutdown issues

Do your Windows 2016 Servers have mysterious shutdown issues? Today, I tried to troubleshooting windows 2016 mysterious shutdown for my client, I found it was NT Authority\System that shutdown the system because the windows 2016 server license was expired, this is easy enough to solve the issues, I thought. I went to the system settings… Continue reading Windows 2016 Server mysterious shutdown issues

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ADD WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CLUSTER TO VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION

As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication Software is a powerful and easy-to-use for backup and availability solution, I would like to share a troubleshooting tip with you today. You may get a warning /Error message as follow when you try to add windows server 2016 cluster to Veeam and Replication as managed servers. Why… Continue reading VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ADD WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CLUSTER TO VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION

UPDATE MELLANOX NIC FIRMWARE AND DRIVER FOR NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACE DIRECT CLUSTER SERVERS #STORAGEPACEDIRECT #POWERSHELL #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP #MELLANOX

Today, let’s talking about how to step by step to update Mellanox NIC firmware and driver for non-RDMA Storage space direct servers. You can easy to do it via follow steps. Download the correct firmware and driver for NIC Access follow link to download Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT) http://www.mellanox.com/page/management_tools Click 4.6.0, select Windows, select All,… Continue reading UPDATE MELLANOX NIC FIRMWARE AND DRIVER FOR NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACE DIRECT CLUSTER SERVERS #STORAGEPACEDIRECT #POWERSHELL #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP #MELLANOX

Tips for building your own exchange server when ISP blocked the port 25

Are you plan to build your own exchange server but ISP Blocked the port 25? Almost all of ISP block TCP port 25 for some reasons, if You would like to build your own exchange server but you don’t want to pay extra money for static IP address or ISP business account, here is some… Continue reading Tips for building your own exchange server when ISP blocked the port 25

STEP BY STEP Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5 and Troubleshooting tips

I helped lots of customers to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replica service from 9.0 to 9.5, most of them are very smooth without issues, but if their server was being upgraded from 8.0 (7.0) to 9.0 previously, you should do upgrade very carefully, they are not just click next, next ….and then done. Let’s have… Continue reading STEP BY STEP Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5 and Troubleshooting tips

INSTALL PROJECT HONOLULU AND MAKE IT WORLD MORE EASYER

Do you need a powerful browser-based management tool (not monitor only)? Microsoft Project Honolulu is your right choice. It can full control server infrastructure, allow you to manage them from anywhere with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Let’s follow step by step to deploy it. The Project Honolulu is still on technical preview (but coming… Continue reading INSTALL PROJECT HONOLULU AND MAKE IT WORLD MORE EASYER

HOW TO IN-PLACE UPGRADE 2003 WEB SERVER

My customer asked me to upgrade their Windows 2003 web server last week, as we know, Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on July 14,2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, I noticed the Web server is Windows 2003 x86 server, there is no way to… Continue reading HOW TO IN-PLACE UPGRADE 2003 WEB SERVER

CONVERT DE-DUPLICATED MBR DATA VOLUME TO GPT DATA VOLUME WITH FREE TOOL

As we know, one of the benefits of deduplication is that by reducing the used space on a data volume, it makes backing up that volume faster, which enables longer retention times, greater efficiency to the backup storage target, and quicker restoration operations. But if you format the data volume as MBR then it’s not… Continue reading CONVERT DE-DUPLICATED MBR DATA VOLUME TO GPT DATA VOLUME WITH FREE TOOL

SITE TO SITE VPN FROM CISCO PIX TO AZURE

Today, my customer asked me that is it possible to expand system volume disk space for their Windows Server 2003 virtual machine? The answer is Yes, we can do it without any 3rd party tools. You just need a Windows Server 2008 or up to help this. Let’s follow the step by step to do it.

SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART2 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

Certificate prepare for Direct Access Provision DA Server with a certificate for IP-HTTPS Log on DA Server. From the Start screen, type mmc, and then press ENTER. Click File, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in. Click Certificates, click Add, click Computer account, click Next, select Local computer, click Finish, and then click OK. In the console… Continue reading SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART2 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART1

Our client is looking to methods of remote access. As such we have been engaged to provide a DirectAccess 2016. DirectAccess provides users with the experience of being seamlessly connected to their intranet any time they have Internet access. When DirectAccess is enabled, requests for intranet resources (such as email servers, shared folders, or intranet… Continue reading SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART1

KRACK IS ATTACKING Wi-Fi WPA2 VULNERABILITY

As we know, the WPA2 security protocol is using to protect and security communications Wi-Fi networks for many years, but the vulnerability affects all the most devices and operating system, included network devices, mobile devices,
Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Android, Apple, Windows, Linux, and more, if your devices support Wi-Fi, it most likely affected.