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How to Restore VM or Files with Vembu BDR

Before 2 weeks i publish a Review related to Vembu BDR and how can install,configure the Server to take Backups of your Virtual Machines from VMWare or HYPER-V. After lot of tests, I realize that Vembu BDR is a good tool for your Backups in your DataCenter.

But wha about Restore of your Virtual Machine? It's a very important process because your Backup is useless if you can't Restore it or take hours to Restore your Virtual Machine. 

HYPER-V Management Tools to use it

HYPER-V has lot of free tools to manage, monitoring  or convert virtual machines. But how many hours do you spend to search for tools , test it and use it ? 

So today i would like to share in all IT Pro some of free tools that can use with HYPER-V for manage,monitoring or convert Virtual Macines. It very quick and simle to type and search in Google for hyperv tools and publish it here but i don't want it.

These tools i have use it in my day to day tasks of work or in my Lab Enviroment for tests.

Let's start.

 

Today downtime of a Production Server maybe catastrophic in company for lot of reasons.

IT Pro must has deploy good Backup software with the right design base on the requirements of the company to reduce or eliminate downtimes in any scenario. Must be ready to face any Failover Scenario or Disaster Recovery Site Scenario at minimum time.

To accomplish this must be doing tests every x months in Restore or Failover Process of different Servers and documented all the process step by step and any issue that maybe face during Restore.

Disable Server Manager at Start up for all Users

This is my first artile for 2017 and will not be related with any of the Categories that use to write like MDT,Virtualization or Powershell. Today i prefer to write a How To Article whch epxplain how can disable Server Manager to start when Login in Servers  administrators or other users as Remote Desktop Users.

Maybe some IT Pro prefer to open automatic the Server Manager when login but when use Remote Desktop Server it's not the best option to open Server Manager when a user Login.

 

Inject Drivers for better management in MDT 2013

In previous articles i wrote for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and how can add drivers or Capture an Image. These methods can help to reduce time and automate your tasks for better productivity. But few months ago i came an across with a problem that to be honest i didn't have realize it.

As IT Pro most of the times you have different hardware models of Workstations,Laptop , Servers from the same Vendor or different. 

Migrating Exchange mailboxes between databases is not your every-day task, and administrators can therefore find themselves spending an inordinate amount of time troubleshooting or re-distributing mailboxes across the databases. In this article, we will show you how to move mailboxes from one database to another in Exchange 2013 using the Exchange PowerShell. Following these steps should hopefully allow you to spend less time and make fewer mistakes when it comes to doing this task yourself.

Step 1 - Get the Mailbox Names

How to use differencing Disks in HYPER-V

Differencing Disk is good solution to save hard disk space in your HYPER-V Host when you must deploy multiple Virtual Machines in your environment for test purposes. Of course you can use it in your production environment but you must sure that the Parent Hard disk located in Disk with high performance like SSD because the I/O will be high. 

Differencing Disks can reduce the time and storage requirements but if you use lot of child disks can be a performance hit.  So think very carefully where and why must use Difference disks in your environment.

Remote Desktop is one of the favourite tool for every IT Pro and lot of times can give solutions for the simple users. But what about Security? Last years hacking , data breaches and infections with virus has increase dangerous. 

Security is challenge for every IT Pro today. This is a reason why today i decide to write this article which hasn't do with any of the topics that ususally write.

So Let's Start.

HYPER-V - How to Access Virtual Disk Properties

As IT Pro very often  create new Virtual Machines for Production Enviroment or for Testing. Create new Virtual Hard Disks for Virtual Machines. In Physical Servers Hard Disks are hardware equipment. But in HYPER-V Host the Virtual Hard disks are files with an extension vhd or vhdx.

Sometimes we need to know specific details for Virtual Hard Disk of a Server. How can find these details ? For Physical Hard Disks already we know all the details when we buy the Disk or we know where can find it after add in the Server.

Another one version of our Tool. The new Version include and Reports for Users. 

It's very easy and you don't need to be expert to use the Tool.

Below i will explain how can use the new feature.

When you will open the Tool you will see a new Tab Users. Click on it and select one of the 3 options to Export Reports. If you don't select any OU then the Report will be include all the Forest.

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