Category Archives: General Information

How to connect to admin shares in Windows 10

I recently started using my Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade to Windows 10 and noticed among other frustrating issues an inability to connect to another computer’s administrative (the $ shares) share. As you can imaging there are time befitting the king … Continue reading

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How to arrange the order of Outlook Profiles

Outlook 2010 and other editions as well support multiple eMail profiles. An Outlook profile can include a single mail account (POP, IMAP, MAPI, or what have you) or it can include multiple ones. An example of this would be to add all … Continue reading

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A Customer Service (or not) Story

Generally speaking, I don’t write about problems I encounter in purchasing goods or services whether on-line or in a retail store. Stories are just not that interesting as they usually involve a little inconvenience in the time and effort it … Continue reading

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Using Windows Task Scheduler to Launch Veeam PowerShell

Veeam Backup and Replication provides a PowerShell scripting environment to help administrators manage their Veeam installation. Veeam Backup Powershell SDK as it is known is a PowerShell snap-in. You’ve probably seen it as an option that is available but not … Continue reading

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Veeam Extract Utility

Veeam 7 now has an “extract” utility that can be used to recover Virtual Machines (VMs) from a full backup (.VBK) file. This is a perfect solution for someone using Reversed Incremental mode. Reversed Incremental  means the most current backup … Continue reading

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Veeam B&R Version 7 Upgrade Experience

Sometimes moving, upgrading, migrating – call it what you may – an infrastructure application from one major release to another proves to be a tedious process. In the case of Veeam Backup and Replication, for my involvement, it wasn’t so … Continue reading

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Veeam Backup and VMware Independent Disks

Virtual Machine snapshots may grow in size in a highly transactional server. As a result, the removal may take significant time to complete and the final merge oreration may cause a network interruption. Using Independent disks for SQL data may help alleviate the problem. Continue reading

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Using Multiple Physical NICs in Hyper-V

I have a lab environment that I use to “try before implementing “things” Microsoft. The lab is hosted on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. The physical Hyper-V server may host at least 4 guest Windows servers … Continue reading

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What’s happening during a Veeam backup

I recently had a conversation with an associate concerning Windows Failover Clusters failing over at the time a Veeam backup job is running. The situation involves two virtual machines running Windows Server 2012 configured as nodes in a Failover Cluster. … Continue reading

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