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How to Install Backup for Microsoft 365 v7a

Veeam released the version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 7a on December 5, 2023. The Cumulative patches contain Veeam Backup and replication v12.1 compatibility and the ability to set email notifications with Google and M365 accounts in Veeam Explorers.

Determining Original OS Install Date – S2D HCI AZHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, A client recently asked me if we could tell when a couple of S2D HCI Nodes were installed. We are in the process of upgrading and replacing them, but we were wondering about the original install date. This is easy to determine. You can open an...

How to Install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 12.1

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is a centralized management and reporting tool designed by Veeam Software for overseeing Veeam Backup & Replication deployments. It allows administrators to control and monitor their backup infrastructure through a web-based...

How to Install Veeam Backup and Replication 12.1

When you install Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1, the Veeam Backup & Replication console is automatically installed on the backup server. If you want to access Veeam Backup & Replication remotely, you can install the Veeam Backup & Replication console on a dedicated machine.

How to Upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication with Hardened Repository to v12.1

Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 is the newer build of version 12, and the major new features and enhancements were added in Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1. e.g. Detect and identify cyber threats, Respond and recover faster from malware, Ensure security and compliance, Veeam App for ServiceNow, Backup of object storage, Veeam CDP enhancements, Veeam AI Assistant, etc.

Entra Verified ID

Why!? Talking about emerging technologies is tricky because you never know if you are "catching it early" or is it something with very limited shelf life as another solution comes along. I've found the decentralized approach to identity as a potential use case the...

How to Install Exchange Server 2019 Mailbox Role server

The Exchange Server 2019 Mailbox role server manages mailbox databases, which store user mailboxes and public folders. It also manages message transport and performs functions like filtering, antivirus and antispam protection, and content indexing.

How to fix Content Security Policy (CSP) Missing

The Content Security Policy provides a valuable safety net that protects your website from malicious cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. A well configured policy will stop an attacker attempting to inject their code, or references to other malicious content, into your website. Without a Content Security Policy, it’s easy for website developers to make mistakes that allow an attacker to inject content that changes the way the website behaves.

How to Plan Failover virtual machine to Disaster Recover Site at Veeam Backup and Replication v12

Planned failover is the smooth manual switching from a primary VM to its replica with minor downtime. Planned failover is proper when you know primary VMs are planning to go offline, and you need to switch the workload from the original VMs to their replicas as soon as possible. For example, you can use planned failover to perform data center migration, maintenance, or software upgrades on primary VMs. You can also perform planned failover if you see signs of an impending disaster.

How to undo failover the virtual machine to Production Site at Veeam Backup and Replication v12

One method for completing failover is to use failover undo. When you undo failover, you return to the original VM from a VM replica. When a virtual machine replica is in the Failover state, Veeam Backup & Replication discards all changes made to the replica. This is because the Failover state is intended to be a temporary state used to restore the virtual machine to operation quickly in the event of a disaster.

How to Install Exchange 2019 Mailbox Server Role Prerequisites

Microsoft provides detailed documentation and tools to assist with the deployment process, but consulting with an experienced Exchange consultant or engineer is recommended to ensure a successful deployment.
The specific steps and requirements for deploying Exchange Server 2019 may vary depending on your environment and business needs.

How to create an Immutable Backup job to backup the specified VMs at Veeam Backup and Replication v12

Immutable Backup is a Veeam Backup & Replication feature that protects against ransomware attacks by preventing malicious software from modifying or deleting backup data.

Immutable backup means that once data is written to a backup repository, it cannot be modified, overwritten, or deleted until a specified retention period has passed. This can prevent ransomware from corrupting or encrypting backup data because the malware cannot modify or delete the backup files.

How to enable Configuration Backup at Veeam Backup and Replication v12

The configuration database of Veeam Backup & Replication can be backed up and restored. If the backup server fails, you can quickly reinstall it and restore its configuration from a backup configuration.
You can also use configuration backups to restore the configuration from one backup server to another in the backup infrastructure. Veeam Backup & Replication exports configuration data from the database and saves it to the backup repository during configuration backup.

How to add WAN Acceleration to Veeam Backup and Replication v12

Veeam’s WAN acceleration technology optimizes data transfer to remote locations. It is explicitly designed for off-site backup copy and replication jobs. You must deploy a pair of WAN accelerators in your backup infrastructure to enable WAN acceleration and data deduplication technologies.

How to install Veeam Backup and Replication Console 12

When you install Veeam Backup & Replication, the Veeam Backup & Replication console is automatically installed on the backup server. If you want to access Veeam Backup & Replication remotely, you can install the Veeam Backup & Replication console on a dedicated machine.

How to upgrade the Existing Veeam Backup and Replication to v12

Veeam Backup and Replication v12 launched on Feb 14, 2023. If you are still using an older version, it is time to upgrade it to v12. To upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to version 12, you must have version 10a (build 10.0.1.4854) or later installed on the supported operating system.

How to install Veeam Backup and Replication v12 with Microsoft SQL (or Express)

You can choose Microsoft SQL as a Veeam Backup & Replication database. You were installing a Microsoft SQL Server (or Express), either locally on the backup manager server or remotely. If Microsoft SQL Server is not already installed. In that case, the Veeam Backup & Replication won’t install the Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition on the backup server automatically. You must install it before installing Veeam Backup and Replication v12 version.

How to install Veeam Backup and Replication v12 with PostgreSQL

When you install Veeam Backup & Replication, the Veeam Backup & Replication console is automatically installed on the backup server.
You can choose PostgreSQL as a Veeam Backup & Replication database. It has no size limit or computes restrictions and has improved performance over SQL Express.

Installing Winget on Windows 10

Introduction In many ways the installation of Winget can be transparent to the user if they use the Windows store but for newly provisioned or older Windows 10 devices the installation for Winget via a script isn’t quite as simple as it should be. In this blog post...

Techmentor 2023: Redmond

This conference offers a unique opportunity to interact, learn, and problem-solve with a broad cross-section of technology professionals, but it goes far beyond that. Techmentor emphasizes practical application, with sessions that dive deep into technical details and...

Troubleshooting MDE ATP Agent Issues

As an IT administrator, it's essential to ensure that all devices in your organization are protected with the latest security tools and updates. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) is a powerful security tool that helps protect endpoints and servers from various...

How to Fix Prepare AD Schema Error at Installing the Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 23

Today, I helped a client migrate Exchange from 2010 to 2019. As you know, Exchange 2010 can’t migrate to 2019 directly. You need to migrate Exchange from 2010 to 2016 and then 2019.
When I tried to prepare the AD schema for installing Exchange 2016 CU23, and it happened the error message is below.
“One or more servers in the existing organization are running Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003”.
The error is because they were not uninstalled Exchange 2000 or 2003 completed. Let’s fix it.

The do’s and don’ts of Azure Immutable Storage

Azure Immutable Storage has been in the market for a while, and this was one of my more anticipated capabilities. In this blog post I want to give you some insight to it’s use as it’s been in place for a while now and we see a lot of ecosystem and independent software...

Top 10 Cyber Insurance Gotchas for 2023

Cyber insurance is a crucial investment for businesses that want to protect themselves from cyber threats. However, businesses should be aware of some potential "gotcha's" when selecting and utilizing their cyber insurance policy. This blog post will discuss the top...

Women in IT preparing to learn Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure has quickly become one of the world's most popular cloud computing platforms. With businesses of all sizes moving their applications and infrastructure to the cloud, IT professionals must have the skills to manage and maintain Azure environments. This...

How to Install Veeam Backup & Replication 12 Cumulative Patches P20230223

Vulnerability in this Veeam Backup & Replication component allows unauthorized users to obtain encrypted credentials stored in the configuration database. The vulnerability may lead to these unauthorized users gaining access to backup infrastructure hosts. The vulnerable process Veeam.Backup.Service.exe (TCP 9401 by default) allows unauthenticated users to request encrypted credentials.
Veeam released new patches to fix this vulnerability on March 7, 2023. No Hosts restart is required after installing this patch.

How to Install Veeam Backup & Replication 11a Cumulative Patches P20230227

Vulnerability in this Veeam Backup & Replication component allows unauthorized users to obtain encrypted credentials stored in the configuration database. The vulnerability may lead to these unauthorized users gaining access to backup infrastructure hosts. The vulnerable process Veeam.Backup.Service.exe (TCP 9401 by default) allows unauthenticated users to request encrypted credentials.
Veeam releases new patches to fix this vulnerability. No Hosts restart is required after installing this patch.

Troubleshooting Active Directory Delegation

Active Directory (AD) delegation is essential for managing permissions and access to AD resources. However, when delegated users are not getting the expected rights, troubleshooting and resolving the issue can be challenging. In this blog post, we will explore how to...

How to Rebuild DataOn Host via PXE

There are many ways to rebuild the Hyper-V host, but I will show you how to rebuild a Microsoft Hyper-V host via PXE. This process is also can use for other vendors, not for the DataOn host only. It would be best to ask the host hardware vendor to send you the custom WIM image file before rebuilding it.

What is a Cyber Remediation Engineer?

As the threat landscape evolves, organizations need a strong cybersecurity posture to protect their assets from the latest cyber threats. One critical role that is gaining importance in the industry is that of the Cyber Remediation Engineer. The Cyber Remediation...

Protecting Against Ransomware with a Fabric

Ransomware has become an increasingly popular and profitable way for cybercriminals to target businesses of all sizes. While many organizations have implemented various security measures to protect their networks, taking a multi-layered approach to combat this...

Veeam Vanguard 9th Straight Year

Being a Veeam Vanguard for the past nine years has been an incredible journey, full of learning opportunities, exciting experiences, and connections with some of the brightest minds in the IT industry. The program, run by Veeam Software, recognizes IT professionals...

Troubleshooting Upgrades from Server 2019 to 2022

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Upgrading a server operating system can be complex and challenging, especially when upgrading from Server 2019 to Server 2022. In this article, we will go through the troubleshooting steps you can take if you run into any issues during the...

How to update Veeam Backup and Replication v12 RTM to GA version

On February 17, 2023, Veeam Backup & Replication v12 Day 0 is being released. This update is intended for existing Veeam Backup & Replication 12 RTM (build 12.0.0.1402) installations and will upgrade them to Veeam Backup & Replication V12 GA (build 12.0.0.0.1420). This update can be skipped if Veeam Backup & Replication 12 GA (build 12.0.0.1420) is already installed.

Introducing Winget

Package managers are software tools used for automating the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing software on computer systems. They have become an essential part of modern computing, and they have a long and storied history. The origins of...