Category: Server

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.

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”

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ERROR CODE 32768 FAILED TO CREATE VM RECOVERY SNAPSHOT #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

We built a new Windows Server 2016 S2D Cluster last week and moved all VMs from Windows 2012 R2 Cluster to new Windows 2016 S2D Cluster and Standalone Windows 2016… Read more »

WINDOWS SERVER 2019 NOW AVAILABLE IN PREVIEW TODAY #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER #MICROSOFT #AZURE #MICROSOFT

What a wonderful day today! Windows server 2019 available in preview now.
As we know the Windows Server 2016 is fastest adopted version of Windows Server, it has lot of features like as Hyper-converged infrastructure, Storage Spaces Direct…etc., Windows Server 2019 is building in the strong foundation of Windows Server 2016.

MINIMAL DOWNTIME MIGRATION OF WINDOWS SERVER ROLES – PART 3

t’s time to demote existing Windows server 2003 and migrate all Windows server roles to new Windows server 2012 R2, there are no down time for Part1 steps and Part2 steps, but we need to schedule down time for Part3 steps to cut over all services.

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ADD WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CLUSTER TO VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION

As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication Software is a powerful and easy-to-use for backup and availability solution, I would like to share a troubleshooting tip with you today. You… Read more »

HOW TO EXPAND WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SYSTEM VOLUME SPACE

Today, my customer asked me that is it possible to expand system volume disk space for their Windows Server 2003 virtual machine? The answer is Yes, we can do it without any 3rd party tools. You just need a Windows Server 2008 or up to help this. Let’s follow the step by step to do it.

NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACE DIRECT STRESS TEST STEPS and RESULT

Today, I am going to do stress test for NON-RDMA Storage space direct servers, the customer use their existing Cisco Catalyst 4500-x for Storage space direct servers, as we know, it doesn’t support DCB and PFC function, so, we will focus on stress test result for Storage space direct servers without enable RDMA and see how’s the performance.
Here we will use VMFleet and DISKSPD tools to test the performance, VMFLeet is a basic collet bunch of PowerShell scripts to easy create VMs and run stress tests. Let’s follow the steps to do.