Synology DS416 withy WD Red NAS 3.0TB Drives
Hardware

Synology Disk Station Manager – initial configuration guide

Overview The Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) is the Operating System (OS) that runs on your Synology unit.  This guide will cover the basic steps to setup your Synology device and complete the initial configuration settings of your DSM. If […]

Hyper-V Ignite Videos
Hyper-V

Learning Hyper-V 2016 changes – Ignite Playlist

Server 2016 was announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite ushering in a lot of new features for Server 2016 and especially for Hyper-V. Upgrades to the Hyper-V platform read almost like a wish list with Microsoft offering an array of […]

DPM Install Error - Report Configuration Failed ID: 812
DPM

DPM Install Error Report Configuration ID: 812

Resolving DPM Install Error – Report Configuration Failed During a recent attempt to do some testing in the lab with DPM I encountered the following error during the DPM install: Report Configuration Failed. Verify that SQL Server Reporting Services is […]

Sysprep error log - sysprepOrder error
MDT/WDS/AIK

2012 Server sysprep fails

2012 Server sysprep fails during MDT capture sequence I recently experienced an issue while updating my 2012 server image on my MDT deployment share.  The newly updated 2012 Server sysprep fails during the sysprep capture process.  The MDT task sequence […]

Recommended Hyper-V Hotfixes
Hyper-V

2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes List

2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes Info The bulk of my work these days involves engineering and architecture around the 2012R2 Hyper-V platform.  We support hundreds of Hypervisors so I have seen my fair share of Hyper-V issues.  I’ve worked with Microsoft through […]

PowerShell Gallery Login
PowerShell

PowerShell Gallery 101

What is the PowerShell Gallery? Microsoft states: The PowerShell Gallery is the central repository for PowerShell content. You can find new PowerShell commands or Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources in the Gallery. Wait a second, doesn’t that sound a lot […]

Hyper-V Automatic Stop Action Settings
Hyper-V

Hyper-V VM BIN file and AutomaticStopAction

What is a Hyper-V VM BIN file? The .bin file is a Hyper-V VM associated file located inside the GUID folder of a VM. If a VM’s AutomaticStopAction is set to: Save the virtual machine state then Hyper-V will reserve […]

Diag-V GUI selection menu
Hyper-V

Diag-V – A Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility

Diag-V Diag-V is a PowerShell module that contains a collection of various Hyper-V diagnostics. With the module imported diagnostics can be run via the desired function name, alternatively, Diag-V can also present a simple choice menu that enables you to […]

Hyper-V Resource Allocation Check - Test-HyperVAllocation - Overprovisioning diagnostic for Hyper-V
Hyper-V

Hyper-V resource allocation check

Using PowerShell to perform a Hyper-V resource allocation check This Powershell script determines the current resource allocation health of a Hyper-V server or nodes in a Hyper-V Cluster.  The script will automatically scan the physical resources of each Hyper-V node […]

PowerShell

Transfer all FSMO roles via PowerShell

PowerShell Automation Script: Transfer all FSMO roles from one DC to another DC If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: I came across an excellent write-up the other day on […]