Category: Server

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 »

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.