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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...

How to create a backup copy job with Azure blob archive tier in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 extends data protection and follows the same methodology as Veeam Backup and Replication. This 3-2-1-1-0 rule can also be applied to backup repositories in cloud-based object storage using Backup Copy Jobs: Azure Blob Storage Archive access tier, Amazon S3 Glacier storage class, or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class.

How to create a backup job with local repositories to backup the entire organization in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6

You can create different tiers of backup jobs when creating backup jobs. For example, a gold backup tier for executives has a higher retention rate. On the other hand, a silver backup tier for seasonal teammates necessitates a different retention period and settings. This could be divided into different departments to share costs across storage accounts.

How to add Microsoft Azure Archive Storage Repository with Azure archiver appliance at Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

The Azure archiver appliance is a small auxiliary machine in Microsoft Azure that is deployed and configured automatically by Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365. Veeam services that Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 installs on the Azure archiver appliance compress data passed through. This helps reduce network traffic and increase the speed of backup copy.

How to re-allocate Citrix licenses

If you create a new Citrix server (license server) and would like to move the existing licenses to the new server, please follow the below steps to reallocate it.

Fix access is denied connecting to outlook.office365.com error at Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

If you try to add organization at Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, it happens Connect to PowerShell: Connecting to remote server outlook.office365.com failed with the following error message: Access is denied error, that’s because Microsoft begin disabling Basic authentication for Outlook, EWS, RPS, POP, IMAP, and EAS protocols in Exchange Online.

How to add organization with Basic Authentication at Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

You are required to provide a username and password to authenticate to your Microsoft 365 organization if you add an organization using the basic authentication method.
I won’t recommend adding organization with basic authentication, Microsoft announced that effective October 1, 2022, we will begin disabling Basic authentication for Outlook, EWS, RPS, POP, IMAP, and EAS protocols in Exchange Online. SMTP Auth will also be disabled if it is not being used.

How to add organizations with Modern Authentication and Legacy Protocols at Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

You will use both Veeam Backup account and Azure AD application for authentication if you add an organization using the modern authentication method with legacy protocols allowed. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses Veeam Backup account and an application to establish a connection to your Microsoft 365 organizations with disabled security defaults and maintain data transfer during backup and restore sessions.

How to add organization with Modern app-only authentication and register a new Azure AD application automically for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

When you add an organization using the modern app-only authentication method, you are required to provide Azure AD application settings. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses such an application to establish a connection to your Microsoft 365 organizations with enabled security defaults and maintain data transfer during backup and restore sessions.

How to configure service account permissions required for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

You are required to provide a username and password to authenticate to your Microsoft 365 organization if you add an organization using the basic authentication or Modern Authentication and Legacy Protocols method.
I won’t recommend adding organization with basic authentication, Microsoft announced that effective October 1, 2022, they will begin disabling Basic authentication for Outlook, EWS, RPS, POP, IMAP, and EAS protocols in Exchange Online. SMTP Auth will also be disabled if it is not being used.

How to Install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v6

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 on March 9, 2022, there are lots of new features at this version included Self-Service Restore Portal, Backup copy to low-cost object storage… etc. the detail information as following link.

https://www.veeam.com/whats-new-backup-microsoft-office-365.html

Today, I am going to show you how to install Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 V6.

How to upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to v6 edition

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 on March 9, 2022, there are lots of new features at this version included Self-Service Restore Portal, Backup copy to low-cost object storage… etc. the detail information as following link.

https://www.veeam.com/whats-new-backup-microsoft-office-365.html

Today, I am going to show you how to upgrade the exiting Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 to V6 edition.

How to deploy Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Cyberattack is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, we have seen passwords being leaked regularly, local administrator account is like God of machine, it has superpower to do anything for the machine. A lot of IT guys simply use the same password for all local administrator accounts, the attacker easy access to the whole estate if one machine is breached.

Microsoft LAPS is one of solutions to prevent the issues, The “Local Administrator Password Solution” (LAPS) provides management of local account passwords of domain joined computers. Passwords are stored in Active Directory (AD) and protected by ACL, so only eligible users can read it or request its reset. Today, I am going to show you how to deploy it.

How to deploy Cisco Duo for Citrix (NetScaler) Gateway (Citrix ADC) – nFactor

To add Duo two-factor authentication to your Citrix Gateway with nFactor you’ll configure the Duo Authentication Proxy as a secondary RADIUS authentication server. Primary authentication happens directly between the Citrix Gateway and your Active Directory, LDAP, or other identity store, which enables additional features such as AD password resets.

Before starting, make sure that Duo is compatible with your Citrix Gateway device. Log on to your Citrix Gateway via the web interface and verify that your Citrix Gateway firmware is version 12.1-51.16 or later and your Citrix Receiver or Citrix Workspace clients support 12.1 or later.

Also verify that your Citrix Gateway is licensed for Advanced Authentication Policy. As of Citrix Gateway release 13.0-67.x, the “Standard” license also includes nFactor for Gateway/VPN, while Citrix ADC requires an “Advanced” or “Premium” license to use nFactor.

How to transfer FSMO roles

As part of the migration process the Flexible Single Master Operations Roles (FSMO) will need to be transferred to TMDC03. It is quite common to have these roles spread out throughout the infrastructure. It is also very important to understand what each of these five roles does in a multi-master Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) domain.

How to configure Azure update

Managing updates via Azure Updates should now be available and pre-configured on TMWAC01 (Windows Admin Center server). These steps will have us review these settings, as it does take some time for the uploads and scans of information to make this fully serviceable.

How to setup Azure Arc

Integrating on-premises environments has never been easier using Azure Arc. Azure Arc provides a bridge between Azure base resources on on-premises. This is now the 1st recommended step after configuring Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center.

How to upgrade the Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain for Windows Server 2022

The commands listed below to upgrade Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Forest and Domain’s are taken from our production methods of procedures. This process can be performed by simply running adding a Windows Server 2022 Domain Controller. If ADPrep.exe hasn’t been run it will run automatically. In a production environment we like to have more granular control and verification processes for any Schema modifications.

How to verify the SYSVOL replication state (FRS or DFSR)

Prior to proceeding with the upgrade of Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) to Windows Server 2022 we must upgrade the replication of the SYSVOL. This is especially relevant if you ADDS Forest came from Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003. The steps below will help us verify and upgrade the replication model of the SYSVOL if required.

How to open .HEIC in Windows 10

Are you getting emails from IPHONE come sometimes with attachments as .HEIC extensions but cannot open them natively in Windows 10? No worry, please follow below steps, the OneDrive automatically converts them.

How to replace SQL Server Express LocalDB for Citrix Virtual Apps server

If you would like to upgrade Citrix Virtual Apps server from Citrix Virtual Apps 7 1912 LTSR version to the newer version, it might happen error messages “We cannot determine which SQL Server version is current installed” and “The SQL Server LocalDB version is lower than the minimum supported version”.

Please on hold to install Jan 2022 patches

Guys,

Please on hold to install patches for servers, there are lots of issues happened after install patches, the detail as following information.

Patch Tuesday Megathread (2022-01-12) : sysadmin (reddit.com)

Please wait up to 1 week prior to touching these updates on servers or at least TAKE A BACKUP PRIOR to ANY PATCHING.

Thanks.

Cyber Team at TriCon Elite Consulting.

How to fix FRS is deprecated error

If you are trying to promo windows server 2019 as domain controller, it happened “Verification of replica failed. The specified domain {Domain-Name} is still using the File Replication Service (FRS) to replicate the SYSVOL share. FRS is depreciated.” Error, this is because Windows Server version 1709 (or up) can no longer be added as an Active Directory domain controller (DC) to an existing domain that is still using File Replication Service (FRS) for replication of the SYSVOL share.

How to upgrade Citrix ADC to 11.1

If you are still using the old version of Citrix ADC and would like to upgrade to UpToDate version, I won’t recommend you upgrade jump by 2 versions (e.g., 10.x to 12.x), because it might happen system crash issues, today, I am going to show you how to upgrade to 11.1.

How to fix trust relationship between workstation and primary domain failed without rejoin domain

f you are trying to restore VMs (or physical machines) and it shows the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed, I won’t recommend using rejoin domain to solve issues, because it will happen unexpected issues after disjoin and rejoin domain.

Today, I am going to show you how to fix it without disjoin and rejoin domain.

How to Install Solarwinds Orion Platform

The SolarWinds® Orion® Platform is a powerful, scalable infrastructure monitoring and management platform designed to simplify IT administration for on-premises, hybrid, and software as a service (SaaS) environments in a single pane of glass.

Today I am going to show you how to install the SolarWinds® Orion® Platform.

How to Upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to V5d

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5d on September 22, 2021, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 now has purpose-built backup and recovery for Microsoft Teams. The #1 Office 365 backup makes it easier than ever for users to quickly find and restore Teams data, including entire teams or specific channels and settings.

Today I am going to show you how to upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to V5d.

How to Upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication to v11a

Veeam Backup and Replication V11a release on September 27, if you are still using earlier version, it’s the time to upgrade it to V11a. Veeam Backup & Replication v11a is the newer build of version 11 that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build and adds the following new features and enhancements.

How to increate office 365 E3 (E5) mailbox Storage from 50GB to 100GB

If your organization currently has subscriptions to Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5, the default mailbox storage limit is supported 100GB. You can check it from the account information of outlook.

Unfortunately, there are many people noticed the default size is still showing 50GB, today, I am going to show you how to increase it to 100GB.

How to configure Veeam File Share Backup

With Veeam Backup & Replication you can easily backup and restore content of various NAS file shares. The solution can be flexibly scaled to reliably protect massive amounts of data, even for the largest of enterprise organizations. Today, I am going to show you how to configure it.

New Book – Enforcing Compliant Configurations

The CheckYourLogs MVP team recently completed a project where we evaluated four enterprise products that can enforce the configuration on a managed device. Although the products are all able to implement configuration changes on a device, the methods of detection,...

How to remove Users (Objects) that were synchronized through the Azure active directory connect tool

Have you been tried to delete users from Azure active directory or office 365 but failed? The error shows couldn’t delete this user because the account is synchronized with your on-premises server. You can delete the user from your on-premise server. If your Azure AD connect server still alive, that’s easy to solve, you can delete the user from on-premise domain controller, it will remove the user atomically. If the on-promise Azure AD connect server is no longer available, you can’t manage or delete the user (object) from the on-premises environment, please follow steps as below to delete it.

How to Configure Citrix ADC with Virtual Apps

Citrix ADC is deployed in front of web, application and database servers. It combines high-speed L4-7 load balancing and content switching with application acceleration, data compression, static and dynamic content caching, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application performance monitoring application visibility and robust application security via an application firewall.

Today, I am going to show you how to configure Citrix ADC with Virtual Apps.

Deployment Duo Authentication for Windows Server 2019 Microsoft Remote Desktop Gateway #Cisco #Duo #Microsoft

Duo Authentication for Remote Desktop Gateway adds two-factor authentication to your RemoteApp Access logons, and blocks any connections to your Remote Desktop Gateway server(s) from users who have not completed two-factor authentication when all connection requests are proxied through a Remote Desktop Gateway. Users automatically receive a 2FA prompt in the form of a push request in Duo Mobile or a phone call when logging in.

How to Configure two-factor authentication access to Remote Desktop and local logons and credentialed UAC elevation prompts for free #MFA #Cisco #DUO # Remote Desktop Services #Microsoft #2FA #UAC #Free #mvphour

Duo integrates with Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems to add two-factor authentication to Remote Desktop and local logons and credentialed UAC elevation prompts. Duo Authentication for Windows Logon add Duo two-factor authentication to Windows...

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...