STEP BY STEP INSTALL VEEAM ONE 9.5 AND BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 3 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

As you know, Veeam released the service pack 3 on December 2017, it’s not fix bugs only, it also includes a lot of new features –
Built-in agent management,
Insider protection for Veeam Cloud Connect,
Data location tagging…
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/kb2354 and https://www.veeam.com/kb2353.
The steps are straightforward, but you still need to be careful about two things, the first one is “If you use Veeam ONE to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Cloud Connect, be sure to install Update 3 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 3 on their end”.

STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 15 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

Checkyourlogs fans, I am going to show you how to migrate public folder from exchange 2010 to 2016 step by step today.
There is no more legacy public folder database, public folder mailboxes also known as modern public folders, if you still need public folders, migrate them to Exchange 2016. Public folder migration is a one-way process, if something goes wrong, you can roll back but any changes made since the migration will be lost.

STEP BY STEP UPGRADE VEEAM ONE FROM 9.0 to 9.5 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

Checkyourlogs fans, today, I am going to upgrade Veeam One from 9.0 to 9.5, if you are using Veeam Backup & Replication as well, please upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication server before upgrade Veeam One server, if you don’t know how to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5, it’s ok, you just need to follow my previously blog and step by step to upgrade it. Let’s upgrade Veeam one server by step by step now.

STEP BY STEP Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5 and Troubleshooting tips #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

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 a look the upgrade steps and troubleshooting the issues.

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ADD WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CLUSTER TO VEEAM BACKUP AND REPLICATION #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

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.

STEP BY STEP IN-PLACE UPGRADE 2003 WEB SERVER #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

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 in-place upgrade it to x64, the only way is upgrade it to Windows Server 2008 x86, it will give a couple years to prepare web server migration plan at least. Let’s follow step by step to upgrade it.

MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #3 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. The show begins at 8:00 MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST – October 25, 2017 If you are interested you can sign-up here: (It’s...

MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #2 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. The show begins at 8:00 AM MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST. – Oct 25, 2017 If you are interested you can sign-up here:...

MVPDays V-Conf Session Preview #1 @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, I wanted to write to you tonight with some exciting news about the upcoming sessions for @MVPDays Virtual Conference. Oct 25, 2017 – The show begins at 8:00 MST and runs until 5:00 PM MST. If you are interested you can sign-up here: (It’s...

Ignite Cup 2017 re-cap #MSIgnite #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, A few weeks back we had a chance to run the 2nd annual Ignite Cup. This is a community event that we run at each Microsoft Ignite Conference. Now, you are asking yourself what is Ignite Cup?? Simply put it is an exhibition hockey game that...

KRACK IS ATTACKING Wi-Fi WPA2 VULNERABILITY #KRACK #WI-FI #MVPHOUR #WINDOWS #LINUX #ANDROID #IOS

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.

STEP BY STEP DEPLOY A SERVER AS A DR DOMAIN CONTROLLER AT AZUER #AZURE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

On the previously posts, we were talking lots of site to site VPN settings between on-premises with Azure. Now, it’s time to know how to deploy a server as a DR DC at Azure. I assume you have an Azure VM with windows server 2016 already. If don’t, just go to my previously posts and follow steps to build a new one.

STEP BY STEP TO INSTALL PROJECT HONOLULU AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE #PROJECTHONOLULU #MVPHOUR # WINDOWSSERVER # STEP-BY-STEP

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.

STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 1#EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

This document serves as both a guideline for redeployment document for the Exchange Migration performed at the GDM Company. The process described mainly focuses on a typical transition of Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 environment, converting the Exchange 2010 server to Exchange 2016 Server MBX role. Additional role options such as the Edge Transport role, are out-of-scope within this document.

Introducing Microsoft Azure Data Box #Azure

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, This past week we had the pleasure of working at the Microsoft Booth at the NetApp Insight Conference. At the booth the #1 topic of discussion was Microsoft’s brand-new Azure Data Box. So, what is Azure Data Box. It is an import/export...

#MVPHour live from #MSIgnite 2017 – Podcast Center

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, This year at Microsoft Ignite we had the chance to do a live streaming #MVPHour from the Podcast Center. We chatted about all things Windows Server, Deployment and Community in this segment. Also, one of the coolest parts of being at Microsoft...

Copy AD Group Members in a different Domain to Another Domain #PowerShell #MVPHour

This sounds scenario sounds pretty simple, and theoretically it is. It’s also a common request. Someone comes to you and says, I have members in one group and I need them copied to another group. Sure, no problem. But what they forgot to mention is that the source group is in a different domain and has users and groups from the same or different domain than their target group.

Preparing to Upgrade SQL Server? Data Migration Assistant! Part 1 #MVPHour #SQLServer #DMA

Datacenter’s and companies everywhere generally rely on a core piece of software to store their data and metrics, SQL Server. It’s nice to keep it up to date, but sometimes, and a lot of the time, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. SQL Server has been around for quite a while, there are many databases hosted by SQL Server. Microsoft has released many upgrade advisors over the years, but recently the SQL Server team has overhauled their traditional SQL Server Upgrade Advisor and have created a new product – SQL Server Data Migration Assistant (DMA), which is different than SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). To pull off a successful migration or upgrade, you need to do your detective work.

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

Windows 10 Enterprise as DirectAccess Client. Because Windows 10 supports automatic entry point selection and transparent failover, better scalability and performance. Also, windows 10 built-in DirectAccess connectivity status indicator, the administrators don’t have to deploy, manage, and maintain additional software.

SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART1 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

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 websites) are securely directed to the intranet, without the need for users to connect to a VPN. DirectAccess enables increased productivity for a mobile workforce by offering the same connectivity experience both inside and outside of the office.

VMware Storage and PowerShell #MVPHour #PowerShell

Well I’ve been buried lately under a lot of LUNs. Spring is over and a customer I’m at has forgotten to do their spring cleaning! Needless to say, the LUN presentation and maintenance to their VMware clusters is a mess! In order to audit the system and ensure things were going in my favor, I wrote quite a few PowerShell code blocks/1 liners.

Active Directory – When was this user/computer Created #PowerShell #MVPHour #

A pretty simple request came across my desk today. I was requested to send a report of users that were created after a specific date. Do you remember the Windows Server 2003 and prior? Before PowerShell? We had to use what I’ll term loosely as “wonderful” LDAP queries. Also the query result was pure text, we couldn’t do anything easily with it short of magical text parsing! Well here is my PowerShell script I quickly whipped up!

NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACES DIRECT STRESS TEST STEPS and RESULT – #WINDOWSSERVER #S2D #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

Today, I am going to do stress test for NON-RDMA Storage space direct servers, the customer use their existing Cisco Catalyst 4500-x for Storage space direct servers, as we know, it doesn’t support DCB and PFC function, so, we will focus on stress test result for Storage space direct servers without enable RDMA and see how’s the performance.

STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 15 – ENABLE MRSPROXY SERVICE AND CREATE MIGRATION ENDPOINT #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

Prior to performing on-boarding and off-boarding remote move migrations in an Exchange hybrid deployment, we recommend that you create Exchange remote migration endpoints. The migration endpoint contains the connection settings for an on-premises Exchange server that is running the MRS proxy service, which is required to perform remote move migrations to and from Exchange Online.

SITE-TO-SITE VPN FROM CISCO MERAKI TO AZURE AND VEEAM BACKUP COPY TO AZURE – PART 1 #AZURE #MVPHOUR #CISCO #MERAKI #VEEAM

Today, a customer asks me to build a Site-to-Site VPN between their Meraki environment with Azure, they also need Veeam backup copy to Azure, they are using other cloud provider for their remote backup repository, this will save customer 13K per year after switch to Azure, let’s follow the steps and do it.

Yes, Veeam can back up your production physical servers!

For admins looking to reduce the amount of consoles that have to be managed, Veeam was, frankly, depressing. On one hand, the amazing validation and stability features to protect your virtual workloads are a must have, but on the other, its lack of physical support...

STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 8 – MINIMAL HYBRID CONFIGURATION #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP

The Hybrid Configuration wizard helps you establish your hybrid deployment by creating the Hybrid Configuration object in your on-premises Active Directory and gathering existing Exchange and Active Directory topology configuration data. The Hybrid Configuration wizard also enables you to define and configure several organization parameters for your hybrid deployment, including secure mail transport options.

#VeeamON Day 3 #MVPHour #Veeam

The last day of VeeamON 2017. My head is hurting from all the great information that Veeam and other vendors have brought to the table. Today I’ve written about the highlights of the 3rd day!

#VeeamON Day 2 #MVPHour #Veeam

The morning of day 2 started off a little different for myself. Some of the media and Veeam Vanguards attended a media and session where they disclosed some information about Veeam and some of the new products. After that it was a free for all! Which breakout session to attend, do I have time to see all the vendor presentations!? Read on to see what I attended.

#VeeamON 2017 Day 1 – #Veeam #MVPHour

In the morning we listened to Michael White present on VAO and how it empowers businesses to maintain business continuity or at least speeds it up. If you’ve heard of VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Product, well you’ve got a great handle on how it works.

#VeeamON 2017 is available via @livestream #mvphour #veeam

Can’t make it down to the amazing venue in New Orleans, LA… Not to fear #VeeamON is available via LiveStream. Click below to add a reminder to your calendar to tune in LIVE for the VeeamON 2017 general sessions. Don’t miss out! Be a part of the experience!...

VeeamON 2017 is upon us! #VeeamOn #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

If you haven’t gotten your tickets and cannot be a part of #VeeamON this year, all is not lost! We here at http://Checkyourlogs.net will have you covered. If you’ve been following us or go look back at the #MVPHour posts, you’ll see that we have arrived here early. We are continuing to blog, tweet (@AllanRafuse) and are currently setting up our Live Stream system!

A Winning Combination – Veeam 9.5 and Windows Server 2016 – Part 1 #ReFS #Veeam #VeeamOn #MVPDays

In this post I’m going to touch on a few basic components that make Veeam 9.5 and Windows Server 2016 a winning combination. I will be presenting at a #VeeamOn breakout session on Thursday. We’ll be talking about using a Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct technology as a Veeam Backup and Restore File Repository. Which Operating and Filesystem do you think I’ll recommend?

I think we’ve all heard of Veeam by now, the most innovative and leading backup provider for virtual and physical environments. Regardless of hardware vendor, and regardless of hardware type, rackmount or hyper converged, it just works. But why is Veeam 9.5 and Windows Server 2016 a winning combination together? The two companies have worked hard together to simply and enhance existing technology not only to decrease backup and restore times, but to with storage technology to allow you to save space without deduplication and to guarantee the integrity of your data at rest. How? You’ll find out if you keep reading.

#PowerShell – The Patch Solution – Part 5

Having an email in your inbox outlining which machines in your organization that are going to be patched in the next day or two is every service owner/managers dream. So simple and proactive. The email also outlines when the machines are going to be patched and displays how many outstanding updates there are. This is a summary of what will happen in the days to come. Keep reading to see how you can dive into seeing the details of what is about to happen in your organization.

PowerShell – The Patch Solution – Part 4

The previous posts on The Patch Solution have outlined the though process and goals to a patching strategy. Now it’s time to start taking that strategy and putting it into practice. Now that we have defined some of our goals (See

The Patch Solution – Part 3 post), we can start looking at how we reach those goals. In my opinion, one of the easiest goals to attain is reporting. This gives you an attainable goal which is completely measurable and trackable. Simply run a report, see where you’re at, update a few machines, run a report and see where you got to. The solutions that we try and come up with at TriCon Elite is all about being free and giving back to the community. We like to strive for secure and simple. For The Patch Solution, we opted to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

SCCM PowerShell and Connect to Multiple SCCM Sites at once (DEV/Prod)

There have been quite a few times that I’ve needed to do some comparisons, or even move some objects from one SCCM environment to another. The System Center Configuration Manager console has quite a few options for exporting objects, or saving things to CSV, but then you still need to import it. Check out the rest of this blog post to see how easy it is to report, compare or recreate things between your SCCM environments with PowerShell.