Tag Archives: Windows Server 2008

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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Veeam Backup & Replication Computer Trust Relationship

Veeam Backup and Replication, is a fantastic product for managing VM backup, replication to other data centers, and recovery. You can find details on the Backup and Replication product as well as on the monitoring application called VeeamOne at the … Continue reading

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Veeam Backup & Replication

I recently had an opportunity to participate in another backup solution. This project used Veeam Backup & Replication and the VeeamOne Management Suite. You can get product information, whitepapers, technical references, videos and the inevitable marketing pitches and testimonials on the … Continue reading

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 – Implementation

This post is based upon personal experiences engineering the deployment and operation of an an Enterprise Backup solution using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (DPM). This was a migration effort that took place from July, 2012 until November, … Continue reading

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Windows Activation using KMS

In a recent project, I found myself challenged to manage the Windows Server License activation for all servers in the Remote Support Network (RSN). In this environment, all newly minted servers are deployed as virtual machines (VMs) using vSphere in … Continue reading

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SQL Failover Cluster – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this series on SQL Server Failover Clustering, the next step after Creating the SAN Target is to Create the Windows Failover Cluster. This subject has been covered in Windows Failover Clustering http://level7techgroup.com/blog/?p=406, so this … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring

This post is going to cover SQL Server Mirroring. SQL Server 2005 will support mirroring, but it’s best to have SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed on your servers. The Level 7 Tech Group lab is … Continue reading

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Windows Failover Clustering

As a Business Intelligence (BI) Build Engineerworking in Microsoft IT Services, I was brushing up on SQL Server 2008 High Availability options when I found two books on the subject in the Microsoft Library on the subject and checked them … Continue reading

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Application Server Evaluations – Domain Preparation

This is the first part of a new series on application server evaluations of CRM and SharePoint. In this series, I’m primarily interested in the Infrastructure required to support the application. A later series will concentrate on the application from … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

This particular exercise happened over a year ago. Nevertheless, I thought it might make a good read and so, here it is. The Level 7 Technology Group was considering a move to the Chicago area during the summer. In December … Continue reading

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