Author: Dave Kawula

The Case of MMC.exe being blocked on Server 2019 – #WindowServer #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I had a customer call me this weekend with a weird issue. They would logon to a Hyper-V Server and would get the following error message stating the mmc.exe was blocked and basically anything that required this: Services.msc, devmgmt.msc, virtmgmt.msc wouldn’t run. Here is how I reproduced the error: Would return this: It turns out the customer was running an Insiders Build of Windows Server 2019 and it had expired a few months back. The Hyper-V Host and Virtual Machines were still running and thus why were not notified of this earlier. This looks like it...

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BUG Reports – Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces Direct Field Notes – January 2019 Edition – Not what we expected #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I am writing to you here tonight after having some not so fun nights dealing with persisting issues with Windows Server 2019 and Storage Spaces Direct this month. Let me preface this with the fact that we are early adopters and all of my clients so far understand this and are willing to working Microsoft and the Vendors to improve the experience. WSSD is slated to come out with full certifications starting in March of 2019. My customer has decided to purchase a brand new Hyper-Converged Cluster running all NVME SSD flash drives. We have seen...

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MVPDays Online January 2019 – Live Stream #Azure #MVPHour #Office365 #DevOps #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, MVPDays January was another smashing success. This marked the 2nd time we have used Youtube with as our platform which included live Chat for Q/A with attendees and our experts. You can view it live and on demand here: Direct link is here: For the schedule of speakers see below: Cristal and I hope you enjoyed the show and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cristal and Dave Co-Founders of...

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The Case of: Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Checkpoint stuck at 9% after Veeam 9.5 UR 4 Upgrade – #Veeam #Hyper-V

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today I had an interesting case where a customer called in to let us know that Checkpoints were stuck on their Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Host. Everything had been working great on this host since it was upgraded from Windows Server 2016 back in November. The only change was we upgraded to Veeam 9.5 Update Rollup 4, and then we started experiencing these issues with Checkpoints and Disk Locks. How we noticed this was the failing Veeam Backup and Replica Jobs to and from this host. You can see that it is stuck with Creating Checkpoint...

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BUG Alert – Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Triple Fault Bug Workaround – #Hyper-v #StorageSpacesDirect #Veeam

Hey Checkyourlogsfans, We have been experiencing an issue in the field for a while now with Server 2019 where when a VM that is migrated to 2019 it fails with a Triple Fault: Critical 03/01/2019 16:13:49 Hyper-V-Worker 18560 None ‘Test VM 1’ was reset because an unrecoverable error occurred on a virtual processor that caused a triple fault. If the problem persists, contact Product Support. (Virtual machine ID 90B45891-E0EB-4842-8070-F30FF25C663A) Right now, Microsoft does not have a fix for this issue and today came up with the following workaround. Quote: Ben Armstrong – Microsoft “In the meantime, it is possible...

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