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How to manual merge HYPER-V Checkpoints

Hyper-v Checkpoints can be very helpful when it's time to do very important changes in a production environment. But in the same time can be very frustrating to deal with checkpoint issues in Virtual Machines. 

Checkpoints configuration files corrupt , orphaned checkpoints or other issues that can face or even worse when Virtual Machine won't startup due to checkpoint issues.

Luckily HYPER-V has the options to merge avhdx files manual in the parent disk to resolve  checkpoints problems as soon as possible.

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery Review

Exchange Server today is used from lot of companies. Maybe more and more companies migrate to Office365 but Exchange Server still is in the game. 

As IT Pro one of the biggest challenge is to maintain and keep high available Exchange Server. 

In the past i face multiple issue with Exchange Servers databases that couldn't be mounted because of no maintenance or wasn't setup base on Microsoft  recommendations.

One of the 3rd part tool that i have use is the Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery.

Hyper-V it's a virtualization technology that use from lot of IT Pro. But unfortunately i have seen infrustructure of HYPER-V that was totally wrong. 
Of course the question of the customer was why i have performance issues?

Why my backups not working ?

All these happen because of mistakes in HYPER-V installation.

Read the ebook from Altaro that wrote from David Kavura - MVP and Cristal Kavura - MVP.

I read the ebook and it's very intresting.

 

Discover the major Hyper-V mistakes that cover:

When you create a new virtual machine in HYPER-V then needing to create and new virtual hard disk (vhd,vhdx).

There are times that you want to attach an existing vhd,vhdx in a new virtual machines or an already created for different reasons.

For example you want to transfer files in new Virtual machine or create a duplicate virtual machines in a test environment.

Today i would like to show you how can do this.

Remote Desktop Services can be very useful tool for IT Pro. Day by day more companies swap the Local Workstations in Thin Clients and users connected in Remote Desktop Servers in a farm or standalone base on the size of the company.

Sometimes can be difficult as IT Pro to support the users with Remote Desktop Connection. When a user call you must ask him for the password , find the username , most of the times the password will be wrong .

After 3,4 times finally connect in Remote Desktop session of the user to check his error.

Active Directory it's a tool that IT Pro has use it when work with Windows. But sometimes can be very difficult to manage Users and Computers when company has hundreds of Users.

You must have one IT to check at least one time every month to identify inactive  or disable users that must be deleted or remove access.

We know that this can't be happened and most of the times clean up of Active Directory canceled for other task.

Keeping Active Directory clean can help you to increase the security of your environment , reduce bandwidth of replication if you have multiple Sites in different countries , manage more efficient your Active Directory Users and Computers. 

These are some of the basic advantages that can have. 

Unfortunately if the company that you are work has lot of users and computers it's not so easy task. I 'm sure that some of you have to do with hundreds of users and computers in Active Directory and multiple Organization Units.  

After 2 weeks lot of work i finish a migration of our environment from one Site to another. I face lot of difficulties  but we didn't have any downtime and i am happy for this.

Day after day with lot of troubleshooting and monitoring i learn new things in different areas simple or not that will be useful in the feature.

One of them is how can install Roles and Features in Virtual Machine that it's offline and i would like to share it with you because i believe can help lot of IT Pro.

So let's start to explain step by step how can do it.

 

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