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.

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Companion Content for Master PowerShell Tricks V3 #PowerShell #MVPBuzz #Canitpro

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Based on popular feedback from our readers we have now started to publish the companion content for our books on github: We just finished uploading the companion code and scripts for Master PowerShell Tricks V3 today and the others will follow as we have a few minutes to get them uploaded and formatted. You can easily download this to a ZIP file by running the following Invoke-RestMethod "" -outfile "C:\temp\" Happy Coding,...

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WHAT you will be able to VMWare on Azure… – #Azure #AzureDataBox #AzureStorage #VMWare

Hey CheckyourLogs Fans, Today Microsoft has taken a big swing at it’s competitor VMWare with a free Migration Offering called Azure Migrate. This Service aims to help customers move VMWare workloads to the cloud including running VMWare in Azure which is super cool. Corey Saunders – Director of Azure Compute describes it here with this blog post: Quoted from the Blog Post: Just as each organization is unique, each organization will take a unique path to the cloud. Whether you are transferring data, migrating infrastructure, modernizing applications, or building a new app, Azure allows you to move to...

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Office 365 Administrators Health Reports with #PowerShell #Office365

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, As an administrator for several of my clients Office 365 Tenant’s I often find that getting daily health reporting in the UI Challenging. So, I did some digging and there are some great built in PowerShell Cmdlets via the Office365 reporting services from Microsoft that can be used. For this client we are setting up the Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365 and working on the Safe Attachment and SafeLink Policies. I wanted to however showcase more of what this reporting can look like. My quick hitter PowerShell code will dump all the necessary reports out...

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Upgrade to Windows 10 for free until December 31, 2017 #Windows #Microsoft # Accessibility #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today I found out about an amazing offer that Microsoft has on until December 31, 2017. You can upgrade your Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 machines for free. This is an initiative by Microsoft to help out those customers that have accessibility needs. The Accessibility stack has greatly improved with Windows 10 and this is a terrific move by Microsoft doing this. You can checkout the details here for yourself. Here is the fine print from the website: If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as...

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Master PowerShell Tricks V3 Launch – #TechMentor #PowerShell #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today we are pleased to announce that we have launched our brand new book Master PowerShell Tricks v3. It is currently being provisioned inside of the Amazon Store and will be available for sale in the next 24-48 hours. We had an all-star cast of MVP’s again on this book: Thomas Rayner – MVP Will Anderson – MVP Myself (Dave Kawula – MVP Allan Rafuse – MVP Cristal Kawula – MVP Emile Cabot – MVP Mick Pletcher – MVP Cary Sun – CCIE and future MVP   Get your copy today and order some for...

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Storage Spaces Direct – #TechMentor #PowerShell #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today is the big day for my TechMentor Orlando 2017 presentation at the wonderful Loews Royal Pacific Resort. In my session today, I will show how to do a lot of things including building up a Bare Metal S2D Cluster. I always get asked about my scripts and I haven’t had a chance to upload this one to my GITHUB Repo because I tweaked it on the plane ride here. So, this is a great spot to start. Find the script here: #region TechMentor Physical Lab Notes #Before Continuing Install Mellanox CX3 or CX4 Cards #Download...

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Where do I get my ADMX files for the OneDrive Next Gen sync client?

Well, it looks like this simple question created some confusion and I thought it was worth pointing out. Usually, I look for updated ADMX/ADML files on the Microsoft Download Center when it is a Microsoft product, but things have changed with the OneDrive Next Gen sync client for Windows 10 1709. I am not sure if this is going to be standard practice going forward, but I had to look in the following folder on one of my Windows 10 1709 machines with the Next Gen sync client installed. C:\Users\username\AppData\local\Microsoft\OneDrive\17.3.7076.1026\adm Also of importance is the removal of the OneDrive_MultiTenant.admx....

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The Case of the Poor Internet Connection #MVPHour #Canitpro

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I wanted to write to you about a very difficult problem to resolve on any network. Internet Connectivity that keeps going up and down. It can be a very frustrating experience. However, with the right troubleshooting tools and techniques you can work through the issues. The first place most of us would go is here to something like right… Here is what I was getting when I was testing à now remember that my connection would go up and down throughout the day and I happened to hit this while it was up. Now,...

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Office 365 OWA not displaying preview pane items #Office365 #Office #Cloud

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today was an extremely frustrating afternoon for me. I had my drive fill up and all of a sudden, my OWA in Office 365 stopped working. Now, it just happened to occur at the same time as an Office 365 outage. The first thing that went through my head was not an outage in Office 365 but an issue with my profile becoming corrupt. I tried everything that I could think of: Free up disk space – Check Test on new Profile – Check Test on another machine – Check Test on another browser – Check...

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection a first look #Office365 #Malware #Protection

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, This week I have been tasked by a customer to deploy Office 365 Advanced threat protection across their Office 365 Email User base. The reason for them decided to go with this is the fact that there are gaps in the security of Office 365 where a user can by default: Receive an Email with a Malicious link in it and have the ability to execute the payload by clicking on the link Receive an Email with a legit attachment without malware but having links to malicious sites where by they click and are infected Receive...

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Configuring Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On for Office 365 and Cloud Apps #Office365 #SingleSignon

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, With recent announcements it is now possible to setup cloud based authentication using Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On. The best part about this is that Azure AD now accepts Kerberos authentication so this means that you can now seamlessly logon from a domain joined device straight into Office 365 and other cloud apps without being prompted twice for credentials. Now, I know all of you are thinking to yourselves you get similar functionality with ADFS and HA Deployments of ADFS today. The issue is that it is cumbersome to setup, deploy, and manage ADFS servers on-premises....

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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.

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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.

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