Category: Microsoft

Migrate VMs from Citrix XenServer to Hyper-V Server

StarWind V2V Converter is a free tool for cloning and transforming VMs from one format to another, as well as converting physical machines into virtual ones. This article is about migrating VM from Citrix XenServer to Hyper-V Server.

Backup Hyper-V VMs to Synology and Azure Cloud Storage

Altaro VM Backup can backup your Hyper-V VMs to Synology NAS and Azure Cloud Storage in just a few steps. It provides Augmented Inline Deduplication which dramatically reduces storage requirements for your backup repository by creating the smallest backup size.

Monitoring Active Directory for Signs of Compromise

The first signs of compromise of Active Directory could be discovered early in event logs. This puts event monitoring as one of the most important activities in our network. By using PRTG, the IT Team could be alerted if Active Directory generates events related to a potential security breach from low to high criticality.

Windows Server Backup: Configure Email Notifications

Windows Server Backup doesn’t natively support SMTP, but by combining it with Task Scheduler and PowerShell script we can trigger email notification if backup jobs succeed or fail. Learn more on how to do it.

How to monitor Hyper-V Server Checkpoints

As IT Admins we want to have full control of our virtualization environment. By using PRTG we can get notified if there is x amount of checkpoints in the Hyper-V Server.

Install and Configure SNMP in Windows Server 2019

SNMP is a Windows feature for the last 20 years. By default, it is not installed and you will need to do it manually. I´ll show you how to install and configure SNMP and SNMP Traps in Windows Server 2019.

How to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows and Windows Server

When it comes to the secured monitoring, one of the questions that regularly popped out is how to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows or Windows Server?! Learn more on how to do it by using NuDesign SNMP v3 Agent.

Enable Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V

How to Enable Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V Server

Do you know what you can run hypervisor within the virtual machine that is hosted on the hypervisor? Yes, it is possible. It doesn’t work by default, but you’ll need to do some configuration on our Hyper-V Server.

Encrypt your disk with Bitlocker

How to encrypt system partition by using BitLocker without TPM

It is highly recommended to encrypt your disk(s) and protect your data from unauthorized access. We can do it by using BitLocker which comes integrated into Windows.

Enable SNMP in Windows 10

How to install deprecated SNMP in Windows 10 1803 and onwards

SNMP is a protocol used to monitor target host machines. It is not anymore available in Programs and Features since Windows 10 1803. But, we can still install it via PowerShell.

Create a bootable USB disk

How to create a bootable WinPE in Windows

One of the solutions that have helped me to configure and troubleshoot Windows is WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment). WinPE is a small operating system use to install, deploy, and repair Windows clients and Windows Servers.

Install Hyper-V VM via PowerShell

How to create VM in Hyper-V using PowerShell

Hyper-V virtual machines can be created using the Hyper-V Manager or PowerShell. In this article, we will use a set of commands and create a virtual machine via PowerShell.