Month: July 2018

How to Use an MSI Wrapper to Install Citrix Receiver Client With a Twist

Summary This post will shed some light on how you can reliably install the Citrix Receiver client across your desktop environment with our old friend, the MSI wrapper. One of the projects I’m working on needed a solution to install Citrix Receiver into their desktop environment and, based on the frequency of that work, I thought it would be useful to share how I approached the problem and help you try this technique for yourself. I prepared a boilerplate MSI installer you can download from GitHub or you can download the source files and dissect the methodology further. For...

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The Case of – Failed to unregister the virtual machine with the virtual machine management service Event ID 21502 #Veeam #Restore #S2D #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, I wanted to discuss I case that I had this week with a customer that had a couple of VM’s that were stuck in a Pending state in Failover Cluster Manager. They are running Windows Server 2016 with the April Cumulative Update. Leading up to this issue was the customer doing a routine operation where he restored a Virtual Machine to an alternate location using Veeam. What this did was indeed restore the Virtual Machine to a standalone Hyper-V Host but it also re-registered the same GUID for the VM. When the cluster...

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Installing the Storage Migration Service using Windows Admin Center #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, we are going to look at installing the Storage Migration Service using only Windows Admin Center. To get started with Windows Admin Center you can have a look at my previous post here: http://www.checkyourlogs.net/?p=53693 The Server we will use for today’s post is called techmentorHV05 and is actually an Azure Virtual Machine that will have Nested Virtualization enabled for the lab. I want to try using the Storage Migration Service to move data from my old Windows Server 2016 Nested Hyper-V Server to this new install of Windows Server 2019 LTSC. To start,...

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Installing Windows Admin Center on Windows Server 2019 LTSC #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, we are going to look at installing Windows Admin Center into my brand new Windows Server 2019 LTSC lab. I have done this a few times and I wanted to show how it can be literally setup in less than a few minutes. To start let’s grab the binaries for Windows Admin Center from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewserver?wa=wsignin1.0 Because I am a member of the amazing Windows Insiders program let’s grab the latest release available for the lab. To install simply double-click on the WindowsAdminCenterPreview1806.msi. On the Windows Admin Center Setup Welcome page, accept the...

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Enable Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 on #ReFS

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, we will look at the steps required to enable deduplication in Windows Server 2019 on a ReFS volume. What I have done to get started is installed a Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2019 Insiders Build. Next, we need to install the deduplication feature as seen in the image below. Once installed you can use Server Manager to configure it on your Volume. In this example, I have added an E: drive and formatted it using ReFS. To enable deduplication on the ReFS volume you simply need to right-click on the volume and...

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