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How to create a Nano Server Image

Creating a Nano Server Image Unlike other versions of Windows Nano Server does not have install media to load onto a VM or Physical Host.  Instead, a base level Nano WIM, Nano Packages, and...

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Synology RAID failure and why RAID is not a backup

I wanted to share a situation I recently dealt with that reminded me why RAID is not a backup. A Synology NAS device (DS1512+) that I manage notified me that one of the drives...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...