Category: Server

How to Install Standalone Remote Desktop Gateway on the Microsoft Windows Server 2019 #RDP #Remote Desktop Services Gateway #Gateway #Microsoft #Server 2019

Today, I am going to show you how to deploy simple Remote Desktop Gateway on the Microsoft Windows Server 2019 without complete Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure. It means I don’t have a farm of RD session host servers sitting behind and I don’t want to deploy Connection broker, web access and session host server (e.g. complete infrastructure).

How to Install and Configure WDS server at Windows Server 2019 #Hyper-V #WDS #Windows Server 2019#PXE #Mvphour

If you would like to deploy OS to the New rack Server or PC but they have no DVD (virtual DVD), WDS (Windows Deployment Services) server is your good friend, you can easy to deployment via network (PXE).
Today, I am going to show you step by step to install and configure WDS server. you don’t need a new hardware for it, you can build WDS server as a VM of exiting Windows 10 laptop or Server.

How to Create a Windows Server 2019 Virtual Machine at Windows 10 1909#Hyper-V #Server 2019 #Windows 10 1909 #Mvphour

As we know, Microsoft Server 2019 has lot of features improved, also you may need a pilot test environment to test it with applications but don’t want to impact product. Don’t worry, today, I am going to show you how to create a Windows Server 2019 virtual machine at the Windows 10 laptop.

Fixed SSD Journal Disks Lost Communication Issues at Storage Space Direct Server #Lost Communication #S2D #Journal Disk #SSD #mvphour

was doing daily checking for servers as usual. There are two SSD drives happen lost communication at Storage Space Direct Server, this is not good, because those two SSD drives are the cache of Storage Space Direct.

How to Configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment #Group Policy #GPO #Certificate #Server #Auto-Enrollment #Mvphour

Today, I am going to show you how to configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment via Group Policy, you need to have an Enterprise certification authority root server before you configure auto-enrollment, if you don’t know how to install Enterprise certification authority root server, you can follow my previously post and step by step to install it.

How to Deploy an Enterprise Certification Authority Root Server on Microsoft Server 2019 #Certificate #Certification Authority #CA #Microsoft #MVPhour

If you need certificates for your internal websites, applications, wireless network or pilot lab test, having an internal enterprise authority server is a good choice. Today, I am going to show you how to deploy an Enterprise Authority root server on Microsoft Windows server 2019. This is the simple way to have a certificate service for Internal and easy to maintain but it maybe not a good best practice, if you need the certificate service is deployed securely, you need to consider deploying Two-Tier (or more) PKI Hierarchy (at least a Root CA server and a subordinate server), I will show you how to deploy them for future post.

Troubleshooting Tips – Fixed Windows Server 2019 cannot run Hyper-V cmdlets against Windows Server 2012 R2 #PowerShell #Hyper-V #Server 2019 #Reports #Mvphour

If you tried to run Hyper-V PowerShell script at Windows Server 2019 to get Hyper-V report from Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host, you will get the error message “The Hyper-V module used in this Windows PowerShell session cannot be used for remote management of the server ‘XXX”. Load a compatible version of the Hyper-V module……..”

Troubleshooting Tips – How to delete Read-Only Storage Pool

Today, one of my clients told me their storage pool ran out of space, he removed 4 x 1TB old drives to install the new 4 x 3.8 TB drives, and then asked me to reconfigure storage pool for him, it looks very easy to change it.
Unfortunately, I tried to remove virtual disks via server management UI, it pops up an error message “Error deleting virtual disk: The storage pool could not complete the operation because its configuration is read-only. Activity ID: {89fe92dc-c713-0017-f082-fe8913c7d501}.

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 »