Category: Microsoft

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.

Can you still monitor your Windows Server 2022 with SNMP

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2022 on the 1st of September. If you are coming from the network monitoring world, you are probably asking yourself if you can still install SNMP and monitor the performance of your Windows Server 2022 machines?! I got you covered in this article.

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.

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.

Can you still monitor your Windows 11 with SNMP 🤔

Windows 11 is still in the preview version and if you are coming from the network monitoring world, you probably ask yourself if you could still monitor your Windows 11 machines with SNMP. I got you covered in this article.

Domain Controllers affected by Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2021-34527

All Windows machines are affected by the new remote execution vulnerability CVE-2021-34527. Disable Print Spooler, disallow incoming connections and reduce group membership.

Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Switch Configuration

Hyper-V supports three virtual network switches that enable connecting your host and virtual machines to the rest of the network. They are external, internal and private virtual switches. Learn more about how do they work.

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.

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.

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.