Author: Cary Sun

How to Activate Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Edition with VLSC MAK key or Retail key #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

When you try to activate Windows server 2019 from evaluation version, do you always get an error message “the product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (0x80070490)”? Today, I am going to show you how to install license key to activate Windows Server 2019 from Evaluation version. Let’s follow steps to activate your windows server 2019 (it also can be use for activating Windows Server 2016).
Note: you cannot use slmgr /ipk command with VLSC MAK key or Retail to activate evaluation edition server directly.

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INSTALL VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 4a #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

Veeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 service pack 4a today, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a is a cumulative hotfix rollup that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build of Update 4, as well as minor platform support enhancements –
VMware vSphere 6.7 U2 readiness, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019, Dell EMC Data Domain DD OS 6.2. In addition, Update 4a addresses over 300 minor bugs reported by customers and found during the internal testing.
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/kb2926
The Installation steps are straightforward, but you need to confirm that you are running version 9.5.4.2615 prior to installing this update. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console. After upgrade, your build number will be 9.5.4.2753.

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HOW to FIX Access Denied Error in Demote DC server #Active Directory #WINDOWSSERVER # #MVPHOUR

Today, I was trying to remove an old windows 2003 R2 DC server in our domain, when I run DCPROMO command to demote it, I received the following error message:
The operation failed because: The attempt at remote domain controller DC2016 to remove domain controller CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Name,CN=Sites….from the forest was unsuccessful. “Access is Denied”

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How to use Veeam to archive on-premises data to Azure Blob #Veeam #Azure #Azure Blob #MVPHOUR

Veeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 on January, also with this release, Veeam now also have support for Cloud based Object Storage, such as Azure Blob Storage which means that we can have the last 30 days of data stored on a local repository and then move the archive or later up to a Azure Blob but Azure Blob is capacity tier storage, you cannot use it as local backup repository and backup data to it directly. Let’s follow steps to configure it.

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STEP BY STEP INSTALL VEEAM ONE 9.5 UPDATE 4 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

As you know, Veeam released the service pack 4 on January 2019, it’s not fix bugs only, it also includes a lot of new features –
Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019,
Application-level monitoring,
Dedicated view for job and disk-based alarms, Veeam Agents support, Enhanced Cloud Gateway view, Enhanced “Cloud Connect Inventory” report, Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Support…
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/veeam_one_9_5_whats_new_wn.pdf and https://www.veeam.com/veeam_one_9_5_u4_release_notes_rn.pdf.
The steps are straightforward, but you still need to be careful about one thing, the first one is “If you use Veeam ONE to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Cloud Connect, be sure to install Update 4 for Veeam ONE 9.5 first” and the second is “If you are a tenant of a cloud provider, please contact your provider before upgrading to ensure the provider has applied Update 4 on their end”.

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