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How to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V4 with Modern authentication offload Backup to Azure Blob Object storage #Veeam #Office 365 #Azure #Blob #Modern authentication #Mvphour

Staring from Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V4, you will be able to leverage Object Storage to offload your Office 365 data. You can choose from different providers such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob, IBM Cloud or S3 compatible object storage providers or...

Troubleshooting Tips: Exchange ActiveSync returned an HTTP 500 response (Internal Server Error) #Microsoft #Exchange #ActiveSync #Troubleshooting #mvphour

oday, a customer told me that one of users cannot success to sync emails at his phone, I tried to use Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to test Exchange ActiveSync Connectivity, it has no issues with Exchange ActiveSync Autodiscover but not Exchange ActiveSync, it failed to attempt the FolderSync command on the Exchange ActiveSync session and error message is “Exchange ActiveSync returned an HTTP 500 response (Internal Server Error).”.

How to Configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment #Group Policy #GPO #Certificate #Server #Auto-Enrollment #Mvphour

Today, I am going to show you how to configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment via Group Policy, you need to have an Enterprise certification authority root server before you configure auto-enrollment, if you don’t know how to install Enterprise certification authority root server, you can follow my previously post and step by step to install it.

How to Deploy an Enterprise Certification Authority Root Server on Microsoft Server 2019 #Certificate #Certification Authority #CA #Microsoft #MVPhour

If you need certificates for your internal websites, applications, wireless network or pilot lab test, having an internal enterprise authority server is a good choice. Today, I am going to show you how to deploy an Enterprise Authority root server on Microsoft Windows server 2019. This is the simple way to have a certificate service for Internal and easy to maintain but it maybe not a good best practice, if you need the certificate service is deployed securely, you need to consider deploying Two-Tier (or more) PKI Hierarchy (at least a Root CA server and a subordinate server), I will show you how to deploy them for future post.

Troubleshooting Tips – Fixed Windows Server 2019 cannot run Hyper-V cmdlets against Windows Server 2012 R2 #PowerShell #Hyper-V #Server 2019 #Reports #Mvphour

If you tried to run Hyper-V PowerShell script at Windows Server 2019 to get Hyper-V report from Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host, you will get the error message “The Hyper-V module used in this Windows PowerShell session cannot be used for remote management of the server ‘XXX”. Load a compatible version of the Hyper-V module……..”

How to use SendGrid as SMTP Relay at Sophos UTM firewall #Azure #SendGrid #Email #Exchange #SMTP Relay #Sophos

Today, I am going to show you how to use SendGrid as SMTP relay at Sophos UTM firewall and help you send email out successful, the Sophos UTM firewall and exchange servers are VMs of Nested Hyper-V host at Azure, if you don’t know how to build a Nested Hyper-V host in Azure, you can reference our Building Real Word lab in Azure Volume 1 book from https://leanpub.com/buildingrealworldlabsinazurevolume1) , this is step by step to tell you how to build your own lab in Azure.

How to Send Email from Exchange Server VM with Azure #Azure #SendGrid #Email #Exchange #SMTP Relay

When you try to send email out from exchange server VM at Azure, you will notice it will failed send email out. Because starting on November 15, 2017, outbound email messages that are sent directly to external domains (such as outlook.com and gmail.com) from a virtual machine (VM) are made available only to certain subscription types in Microsoft Azure. Outbound SMTP connections that use TCP port 25 were blocked. (Port 25 is primarily used for unauthenticated email delivery.), so you will notice the exchange server VM won’t send email out after you configure send connector.

How to create a Free SendGrid Account at Azure #Azure #SendGrid #Email #Exchange #SMTP Relay

As we know, starting on November 15, 2017, outbound email messages that are sent directly to external domains (such as outlook.com and gmail.com) from a virtual machine (VM) are made available only to certain subscription types in Microsoft Azure. Outbound SMTP connections that use TCP port 25 were blocked. (Port 25 is primarily used for unauthenticated email delivery.), so you will notice the VM at Azure won’t send out email.

Troubleshooting Tips – Fixed failed to publish blog after enable SSL certificate at Blog site issues #Azure #MVPHOUR #Blog #Word

Today, I try to publish blog via Microsoft word as usual, but it failed and show a warning message “Word cannot publish the pictures in this post. The most likely cause of this problem is that you do not have enough storage space. Contact your provider and try again, or choose a different picture provider”, this so weird and I am sure I didn’t change any settings at my blog site except enable SSL. I figure out the issues after do some research and test.

How to enable SSL certificate at website of Azure #Azure #SSL #BLOG #WEBSITE #Mpvhour

There are some reasons why your website should invariably have a SSL certificate, e.g. SSL certificates help to ensure your website security, website visitors will see it as a trustworthy Brand, also it will enhance the search engine ranking for your website. Today, I am going to show you how to enable SSL certificate at the website of Azure, let follow the step by step to complete it and make your website better at azure.

Setup FindTime for Exchange Online

FindTime, a nifty little tool from the Microsoft Garage folks, aims to ease the circus surrounding scheduling a meeting. You know, the dance we do until we find a time where all the participants can meet? FindTime essentially uses a survey allowing everyone to vote on...

How to keep Azure AD Connect Updated

Azure AD Connect is THE tool keeping many organization's Azure Active Directory in-step with their on-prem Active Directory. Microsoft updates this tool often, keeping it capable and reliable. Installing an upgrade to Azure AD Connect is usually straight forward...

Enable Azure Security Center for Storage Accounts

If you saw the post last week about the Azure Blueprints and some others, you will know I’ve been focused a lot on modern Azure administration and security. One of the cornerstone pieces of content that Microsoft produces to aid security efforts in Azure is the Azure...

Creating an Azure Budget: A must for test-dev!

One of the brightest people I know likes to say that “the cloud is not a charity” and that is true. While I will add that many businesses go to the cloud because it is the right platform for their technology needs, the economics have to part of the process of managing this IT footprint

Azure Mobile App – Should you use it?

In a previous post when I highlighted the Azure Advisor, a message that came up on login. The message for Azure Advisor was actually only one of the things that caught my eye on login. The other was an invitation (?) or note to try the Azure mobile app.

What is Azure Blob Soft Delete and Should I use it?

In my last post about using the Azure Advisor for a review of services and their configuration used in Azure, I immediately went to address the high impact (or red) recommendations. Naturally, I then was to look at the medium recommendations and one of them caught my eye for one of my storage accounts: “Enable Soft Delete to protect blob data.” This had me thinking, what is soft delete? How and where should it be used. Here is the medium impact recommendation:

Is Azure Advisor Advice Worthwhile? Let’s see…

Today when logging in, I had a message about trying Azure Advisor recommendations. Normally, I dismiss login messages, but one thing caught my eye: free. Azure Advisor is a free set of recommendations the provide personalized, best practice information.

Windows 7: Good to the last drop

For the majority of organizations, Windows 10 adoption can't happen soon enough.  The security enhancements bring on a sigh of relief in an age of Ransomware and devastating zero-day threats.  There are, however, still isolated environments and service applications...

Azure File Share Remote Connection Checklist

Today I had a situation where I wanted to connect my Azure file share to my Windows PC. This is a very important step in putting a practical use case around the Azure file share from outside of the Azure cloud. I had a few questions and required steps to get there, so I decided to share them with some consideration so you can easily do this when the time comes for you.

Generating Keys in Azure Key Vault

In my last post, I indicated how easy it was to tell a storage account (particularly the Azure Shell storage account) to use an encryption key. In that example, I brought my own key. That key was an 2048-bit RSA key that Azure Key Vault was happy to use and apply to my storage account. The figure below shows my 2048-bit key:

Clear Display Cache using Registry Hack

Hey checkyourlogs.net fans! I'm a prolific Surface guy, having used them daily from the release of the original, much maligned Surface RT to my current daily driver, the Surface Book 2. I love these devices, but occasionally, particularly after firmware updates, they...

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

Veeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 service pack 4b yesterday, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b is a cumulative hotfix rollup that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build of Update 4 and Update 4a, as well as add some new feature and platform support enhancements –
Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Microsoft Windows Server version 1903, Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Microsoft Windows Server version 1903, Linux Kernel version 5.0, Ubuntu 19.04, SLES 15 SP1, RHEL 8, CentOS 8 and openSUSE Leap 15.1, VMware vCloud Director 9.7, VMware vSphere 6.5 U3 readiness, VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 readiness.
In addition, Update 4b addresses over 100 minor bugs reported by customers and found during the internal testing.

Hyper-V to Stop Malware: Application Guard

For the fourth post in this series, we're going to look at what's probably my favourite new feature of Client Hyper-V: Windows Defender Application Guard. This is really cool, as it allows you to isolate the biggest threat to your machine…Surfing the web. Either...

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – Error Unable to detect database action to upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4a #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4a supports lots of new features, I showed you how to step by step to install it at my previously Blog.
Today, I tried to upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication from 9.5 update 3a to 4a, and it showed Unable to detect database action error message, it has never happened this error before, I got a solution to solve this issue after contact with Veeam support engineer, let’s follow steps to solve this issue.

Hyper-V for your passwords: Credential Guard

The third post in this series will start to look at how Hyper-V can be used to secure your Windows box. One of the things attackers will be on the hunt for is the stored username and password combination on your machine. These credentials get cached when you log on,...

How to Remove Users License from Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3.0 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

You have to very carefully about users License issues before run Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 backup job, because once a license has been given over to a user/site/item, it will aspirate (fall off) 31 days after the last backup. so, you will got the warning message even you removed the user from the backup job settings.
Fortunately, you don’t need to remove backup job or backup repository now because Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3.0 added the feature to remove licensed users, but you must remove those unwanted licensed users from backup repository’s database and then remove the license.

How to Configure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 on April 2, there are lots of function be increased and improved, including increased backup speeds, improved security with multi-factor authentication support, simplified management for larger environments, flexible retention options… etc.
The most import is Veeam release Community Edition version, what is Community Edition? It provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data – limited to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data. What are you waiting for? Let’s follow steps to configure it for protecting your Microsoft office 365 data.

How to Install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 on April 2, there are lots of function be increased and improved, including increased backup speeds, improved security with multi-factor authentication support, simplified management for larger environments, flexible retention options… etc.
The most import is Veeam release Community Edition version, what is Community Edition? It provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data – limited to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data. What are you waiting for? Let’s follow steps to install it for protecting your Microsoft office 365 data.

Deployment Options for Windows 10 in SCCM

With the release of Windows 10 came a new deployment option that Microsoft calls an "In-Place Upgrade." But wasn't that always a method, like when we went from Windows XP to Windows 7? Kinda sorta, but not really. Traditionally, we often used MDT-integrated ConfigMgr...

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.

Configuring Windows Analytics: Part 1 Prerequisites

Introduction Welcome, since I've been working with a number of clients using Windows Analytics I thought I would share some tips on getting up and running plus make sense of all the ways it can be configured. This blog series reviews the strategy and steps I have used...

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.

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”

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.

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”.

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

Veeam released the service pack 4 on January, it includes to fix some support issues and it also support some current platforms – Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2019, Microsoft Active Directory 2019, Exchange 2019 and SharePoint 2019, Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Oracle Database 18c, VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 ESXi, vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) , VMware vCloud Director 9.5 …. and Expanded restore options to AWS and Azure Stack with Veeam Cloud Mobility, Native Object Storage Support with Veeam Cloud Tier, Improved Security and Compliance with Veeam DataLabs.

BUG Alert – SDDC Management Resource (Windows Admin Center) is Impacting Storage Spaces Direct Virtual Machines on Server 2019 – #StorageSpacesDirect #S2D #WindowsAdminCenter

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, I had the pleasure over the past few weeks to work with a customer that had recently deployed Windows Server 2019 and Storage Spaces Direct. With any early deployment, we expect to hit some bumps in the road, and we found a good one this week....

Script for port range forwarding in Azure #Azure #NAT #Microsoft #MVPhours

Today I will be talking about a script which Angus @FrostedFright has made for port range forwarding. If you don’t already know about setting up NAT and port forwarding via Routing and Remote Access tool then you should check out my previously blog that is called, “How to build Hyper-V nested VMs with multiple IP addresses Port Forwarding at Azure” and you can come back to this blog so you can understand this subject clearer than if you didn’t check out my previously blog. You should think that it is now easy to make multiple port forwarding, but it is a lot harder to use port range forwarding instead. Let’s get started with this tutorial!

How to Create Azure account with $250 credit for free #Azure #MVPHOUR #Cloud #FREE

As we know, there are lots of features on Microsoft Azure cloud, in order to use those features, you need to create a Microsoft Azure account, it’s very easy to create, also you will get $200 credits at the first month.
If you are a newcomer on Microsoft Azure, no worry, I am going to show you how to create Azure free account with $200 credits today, just follow the steps as below.

Free to build Sophos XG firewall at Azure Hyper-V Nested VM #Azure #MVPBUZZ #MVPHOUR #FIREWALL #SOPHOS

Have you been followed my previously blog to build up Hyper-V nested virtual machine on Microsoft Azure? If you don’t, you better build it right now, because this is pre-requisites and you will get lots of benefit for your lab or even production environment, you can reference this link and build it. If you did, congratulation! You can create a nested gest virtual machine and install Firewall (e.g. Sophos XG, Fortinet…) for free, why we still need to build firewall at our Azure Hyper-V nested environment? Because it supports lots functions that we cannot get the functions for free from Azure, e.g. server load balance, firewall, SNAT, application filter, IPS…and so on, we also can use it for LAB or simulate issues or POC. I am going to show how to build Sophos XG here.

How to build Hyper-V nested VMs with multiple IP addresses Port Forwarding at Azure #Azure #MVPBUZZ #MVPHOUR #FIREWALL

Today, I am going to show you how to build Hyper-V nested VM with multiple public IP address, you just need to pay Microsoft for one Hyper-V host with storage space and public IP addresses, you can install firewall, created lots of VMs, load balancer, control routing path, port forwarding and so on, we can use them for LAB test, POC, or even production.

#MSIgnite THR1070 – Go from Zero to Hero using Azure Site Recovery: Surviving a Ransomware Attack – Session Recording now live #Azure #AzureSiteRecovery #Ransomware

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, This past week I had the distinct pleasure of presenting an amazing session with Emile Cabot on Azure Site Recovery. This session was a continuation of the Zero to Hero series we had been presenting over the past few years. This time instead of...

#PowerShell – Reporting on Certificate Templates via #ADSI

All certificate template information is stored in Active Directory. As it’s shared configuration through a forest, it’s stored in the AD Configuration partition. I needed to report which certificate templates and their associated OIDs. Let’s do it with simple code and no external modules.

SCCM – Next Maintenance Window

Figuring out when the next maintenance should be trivial. The Administrators can usually track it down, but sometimes it’s great to empower the users. Teach them to fish and give yourself some time back!

INSTALL BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 3a #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

eeam released the service pack 3a on July, it includes to fix some support issues and it also add to support some current platforms – Microsoft Windows Server 1803, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 1803, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1801, Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update, VMware vSphere 6.7, VMware vCloud Director 9.1…. and added support for Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure for environments with ExpressRoute or site-to-site VPN connectivity to Azure.

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